Niels Andersen

1794–
Als, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was christened on 20 January 1794, in Als, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Ander Thomsen Griis, was 29 and his mother, Else Jensdatter, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Ander Thomsen Griis
1765–
Else Jensdatter
1761–
Andersen
1786–1786
Thomas Andersen
1793–
Thomas Andersen
1787–
Maren Andersen
1789–
Thomas Andersen
1791–
Maren Andersen
1792–
Niels Andersen
1793–1867
Niels Andersen
1794–
Ane Andersen
1800–
Jens Andersen
1802–

Parents & Siblings

  • Ander Thomsen Griis

    Male1765–Male

  • Else Jensdatter

    Female1761–Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1796 · Odense Teater

Odense Teater is Denmark's second oldest theater and one of the country's three main theaters. It is where Hans Christian Andersen started as a writer and is where The Pillars of Society was first performed.
1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

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

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.

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.

Sources (1)

  • Niels Andersen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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