Soren Nielsen

10 Nov 1824 - 13 Jan 1895


Soren Nielsen

10 Nov 1824 - 13 Jan 1895
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Soren NIELSEN 1824 – 1895 and Amelia Berg NIELSEN 1833 – 1915 Soren Nielsen was born November 10, 1824 in Ording, Mors, Denmark to Niels Matthias Sorensen and Maren Marie Madsen. Soren’s wife, Amelia Petrine Berg was born November 25, 1833 in Granaa, Randers, Denmark to Rasmus Anders Berg and
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Soren Nielsen


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


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June 15, 2011


June 15, 2011

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Soren and Petrine Berg Nielsen Biographies

Contributor: finnsh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Soren NIELSEN 1824 – 1895 and Amelia Berg NIELSEN 1833 – 1915 Soren Nielsen was born November 10, 1824 in Ording, Mors, Denmark to Niels Matthias Sorensen and Maren Marie Madsen. Soren’s wife, Amelia Petrine Berg was born November 25, 1833 in Granaa, Randers, Denmark to Rasmus Anders Berg and Caroline Marie Tolboe. Soren and Amelia were married May 6, 1856 in Granaa, Denmark by the rites of the Lutheran Church to which they belonged. They were in prosperous circumstances as Soren was a skilled watchmaker who owned a business of his own. He trained apprentices in the art of watch-making and earned a good livelihood for his family. His wife, Amelia, was a splendid housekeeper and cook, a good wife and mother, and a woman of beauty and refinement. They began their family with three daughters: Mary, was born November 14, 1857, Minnie was born August 5, 1859 and Henrietta (from which we descend) was born September 8, 1861. In the early years of their married life they heard the gospel taught by the Latter-day Saint missionaries and joined the Church in 1865. The three older girls attended school in Grenaa, but in June 1868, the Nielsen family, with some twenty other converts to the LDS Church, sailed from Grenaa to the Danish capital of Copenhagen. They stayed there a few days enjoying the beautiful city while waiting for emigrants from Sweden and Norway to join them. Saturday, June 13, 1868, they boarded the steamship Hansea for Hull, England. They sailed north around Denmark to the North Sea. After several days of rough sailing they docked at Hull, England. At Hull they transferred to a crowded train and crossed the isle to Liverpool. June 20, 1868, the ship was towed out into the ocean with 600 passengers from Scandinavia and 276 from the British Isles. Before their departure from Liverpool there were words of encouragement and godspeed by Elders Franklin D. Richards, William B. Preston and Charles W. Penrose. On June 26, 1868, the ship stopped at Queenstown, Ireland, to obtain fresh water and other necessary items. It was here that some of the best men of the ship's crew decided to remain, and from then on the entire journey was one of tragedy. Thirty-seven persons were buried at sea. Thirty-eight others were taken to a hospital upon reaching New York. August 15, 1868, the emigrants boarded crowded railroad cars for Council Bluffs, Iowa, and arrived there five days later. They transferred to a riverboat, which took them across the Missouri River to Omaha, Nebraska. They continued by train to Benton, Nebraska, where they were met by two ox team companies from Utah that were waiting to take them to Salt Lake City. Twenty-two more souls were put to eternal rest in poorly made graves on the journey and two more died upon reaching Salt Lake City, September 25, 1868. Their next task was to learn a new language, build a new home and take up an entirely new life in a new country. They were taken to the home of a friend—a Mrs. Frandsen, where they stayed until more permanent quarters were found. Two months later, December 18, 1868, another daughter, Sardina, was born to Amelia, and three years later, a son, Joseph, was born May 1, 1871. Soren was soon regularly employed as a watchmaker by C. C. Amusen, a Salt Lake City jeweler. In 1874 the Nielsens moved to Provo where they remained until the deaths of Soren on January 13, 1895 and Amelia on September 11, 1915. Compiled by Brent S. Child, December 2001

Life timeline of Soren Nielsen

Soren Nielsen was born on 10 Nov 1824
Soren Nielsen was 7 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Soren Nielsen was 16 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Soren Nielsen was 35 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Soren Nielsen was 36 years old when American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.
Soren Nielsen was 55 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Soren Nielsen was 61 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
Soren Nielsen died on 13 Jan 1895 at the age of 70
Grave record for Soren Nielsen (10 Nov 1824 - 13 Jan 1895), BillionGraves Record 18621 Provo, Utah, Utah, United States