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Niels Peter Christiansen
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Birth: May 6, 1831, Denmark
Death: Mar. 5, 1913
Washington County
Nebraska, USA


Note added by Photo Contributor Bill W:
The west face of Mary and Nels Christiansen's headstone. It is located near the north end of row E adjacent to their daughter's (Dorothea Jensen) plot.

Niels Peter Christiansen was born on May 6, 1831, in Åstrup, Denmark.

After Nels and Maren arrived in Philadelphia, PA, on October 30, 1889, they went across the US to Orum, Washington County, Nebraska with their son Peter. They brought their youngest daughter Maria with them. They settled in Orum, Washington County, Nebraska on a small place where they kept a few chickens, a couple of cows, etc. Later one of their daughters, Poulina Christiansen - Knutson, lived in their house until she died. In the 1900 census, Nels and Maren are listed as being married for 42 years, living in De Soto Twp, Washington County, Nebraska with their sons Jens and Christian. There was also a boarder by the name of Christina B. Hansen. Christina was Jens future wife.

Between 1845 and 1882, Nels Peter worked and lived on a large dairy farm in Denmark. Maren and Nels had 3 sons and 4 daughters. The 1900 census states they had eight children. The eighth and last time Maren was pregnant was at age 59, This baby was born in February 1898 and died February 28, 1898 at Orum Nebraska and is buried in an unmarked grave next to Nels and Maren's graves at the Lutheran Cemetery near Orum.

Niels died on March 5, 1913, in Washington County, Nebraska, having lived a long life of 81 years. He and his wife Maren are buried in the Lutheran Cemetary Row E 11 and 12.

The union of Nels and Maren Christiansen was blessed with eight children:

Dorothea M Christiansen Jensen
Christian "Chris" Christiansen
Mads Peter Christiansen
Jens James Christiansen
Nelsena "Sena" Christiansen Buchardt Wulf
Pauline M Christiansen Knutsen
Maria (Mary) Christiansen Lund
Infant Christiansen

Nelson Christensen, after an illness of several months, died at his home in Orum Thursday at the age of about 82 years and the funeral service was held Saturday Afternoon at the Danish Church.
Source: Blair Democrat 13 March 1918

* Even though the spelling of Christensen is wrong, this is Niels Peter Christiansen.
Death certificate show:
Father: Chris Christiansen; Born in Denmark
Mother: Born in Denmark
Nels died from Chronic Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma, Valvular Heart Disease


Family links: 
  Maren Madsdatter Christiansen (1838 - 1920)
  Dorothea Marie Christiansen Jensen (1859 - 1904)*
  Christian Nielsen Christ Christensen (1862 - 1942)*
  Peter Nielsen Christiansen (1865 - 1951)*
  Jens Peter Christiansen (1868 - 1953)*
  Nelsena Marie Christiansen Buchardt Wulf (1872 - 1967)*
  Pauline Marie Christiansen Knutsen (1876 - 1963)*
  Maria C Christiansen Lund (1879 - 1919)*
  Baby Christiansen (1898 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Lincoln Lutheran Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Row E, No.11
Created by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97337295
Niels Peter Christiansen
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Niels Peter Christiansen
Added by: Bill W
Niels Peter Christiansen
Added by: Bill W
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- nannette
 Added: Mar. 3, 2016

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