Karen Nielsen

17 January 1851–
Bredsten, Vejle, Denmark

The Life of Karen

When Karen Nielsen was born on 17 January 1851, in Bredsten, Vejle, Denmark, her father, Niels Frederiksen, was 40 and her mother, Sophie Hansdatter, was 28.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Niels Frederiksen
1810–1869
Sophie Hansdatter
1822–1860
Kirsten Nielsen
1850–1860
Karen Nielsen
1851–
Ane Margrethe Nielsen
1853–1910

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (6)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 8

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 8

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
1914

Age 63

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German (especially Schleswig-Holstein): patronymic from the personal name Niels, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ) or Cornelius .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Karen Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Karen Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.