Niels Andersen

Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was christened on 9 October 1712, in Gjern, Skanderborg, Denmark, his father, Anders Pedersen Owsen, was 49 and his mother, Zidsel Pedersdatter, was 37. He died after 1735, at the age of 24.

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Anders Pedersen Owsen
Zidsel Pedersdatter
Peder Andersen
Maren Andersdatter
Peder Andersen
Niels Andersen
Kirsten Andersdatter
Inger Andersdatter

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World Events (3)

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

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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