Niels Andersen

1798–
Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born on 11 February 1798, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Anders Nielsen Bech, was 32 and his mother, Gjertrud Katrine Andersdatter, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Anders Nielsen Bech
1766–1853
Gjertrud Katrine Andersdatter
1767–1834
Anders Andersen Bech
1794–
Niels Andersen
1798–
Niels Andersen Bech
1798–
Else Andersdatter Bech
1799–1812
Kirstine Margrethe Andersdatter Bech
1800–
Magrethe Elisabeth Andersdatter
1802–1870
Hans Peter Bech
1805–1891
Jens Andersen Bech
1822–

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World Events (3)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

Age 7

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 10

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
1814

Age 16

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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