Niels Christian Andersen

5 April 1815–14 August 1900 (Age 85)
Horne, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels Christian

When Niels Christian Andersen was born on 5 April 1815, in Horne, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Anders Christensen, was 51 and his mother, Karen Nielsdatter, was 39. He married Karen Margrethe Jacobsdatter on 25 December 1853, in Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 August 1900, in Sejlstrup, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sejlstrup, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels Christian Andersen
Karen Margrethe Jacobsdatter
Marriage: 25 December 1853
Søren Christian Nielsen
Laura Nielsen
Maria Nielsen
Karen Marie Nielsen
Anton Nielsen
Jacob Laurits Nielsen

Spouse and Children

25 December 1853
Tversted, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark



    Laura Nielsen


    Maria Nielsen


    Karen Marie Nielsen


    Anton Nielsen


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Anders Christensen


    Karen Nielsdatter




    Niels Christian Andersen



    Maren Andersdatter


World Events (5)

1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Age 3

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.
1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 14

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 32

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Niels Christian Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Niels Christjan Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Niels Christian Andersen in entry for Anton Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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