Niels  Andersen, .Son of Blacksmith

Niels Andersen, .Son of Blacksmith

Male 1851 - 1939  (~ 88 years)

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  • Name Niels Andersen 
    Suffix .Son of Blacksmith 
    Born 8 Jan 1851  Kildebrønde, Københavns amt, island of Sjælland, Danmark. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Roskilde Amt, Tune Herred, Reerslev Sogn
      Reerslev Kirkebog 1835-1860
      Opslag 31
      Birth no 1
      Son of Smed Anders Jensen and Kirsten Pedersdatter in Stærkinde
    Christened 19 Jan 1851 
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation 1866  Kildebrønde KIrke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Roskilde Amt, Tune Herred Kildebrønde, Sogn
    Kildebrønde Kirkebog 1850-2892
    Confirmations
    Opslag no 84
    Confirmation no 3
    Niels Andersen in Hundie,son of Anders Junsen, Blacksmith (Smed) in Hundie and wife (Hustru) Kirsten Pedersdatter. Niels was born on 8th Jan 1851 in Stærkinde, Reerslev Sogn and christened 19th July. Vaccination 30th September 1851,-Roskilde.  
    Emigration to Queensland 10 Nov 1872  Kildebrönde, Dänemark to Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name: Niels Andersen
    Departure Date: 10 Nov 1872
    Destination: Queensland
    Birth Date: abt 1851
    Age: 21
    Gender: männlich (Male)
    Residence: Kildebrönde, Dänemark (Denmark)
    Occupation: Landmann
    Ship Name: Alardus
    Captain: Popp
    Shipping line: Theodor Wille, Hamburg
    Shipping Clerk: Louis Knorr & Co.
    Ship Type: Segelschiff
    Accommodation: ohne Angabe
    Ship Flag: Deutschland
    Port of Departure: Hamburg
    Port of Arrival: Queensland
    (Staatsarchiv Hamburg. Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934)

     
    Personal 8 Jun 1917  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PRISONER IN GERMANY
    PRIVATE J. W. ANDERSEN
    PIALBA
    Our Pialba correspondent writes under date June 6, 1917:-Mr & Mrs N. Andersen to-day received a cable through the Brisbane branch of the Australian Red Cross Information Bureau stating that their son, Private J. W. Andersen, 26th Battalion, is a prisoner in Limburg. He was previously reported missing on March 26th, 1917. The necessary information was only given to the Brisbane Branch by Brisbane friends of the prisoner and family on May 28, and a cable containing the welcome news was despatched from London on June 1st. It is a relief to know definitely what has happened to Private Andersen, and we sincerely hope and trust that he will be treated decently. Any letters despatched to him should deal only with personal matters, and no mention of the war should be made.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Friday, 8 June 1917  
    Personal 24 Jul 1917  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PIALBA.
    (From Our Own Correpondant)
    July 21.
    Mr and Mrs N. Andersen on Friday received a letter from their son, Private J. W. Andersen, who is a prisoner in Lemburg, Germany. He wrote the letter a fortnight after he was captured. He is well, and says he is treated well. He received writing paper for one latter a week, and one post-card per week. He says they are supplied with cigarettes, etc., but not enough to keep him going and all he wants is a pair of socks and more smokes. They did their best to avoid capture, but were forced to surrender. It is satisfactory to have such good news and we hope these will continue to come to hand.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Tuesday, 24 July 1917 
    Personal 20 Feb 1919  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    AUSTRALIAN WAR PRISONERS IN GERMANY
    Mr & Mrs Neils Andersen, of Hunter Street, Pialba, have received a letter from their son, Private William Andersen, who had been a prisoner of war in Germany from march 1917, till the Armistice, from which we make the following extracts:-
    I have once again landed in England, and can consider myself a free man once more. It feels rather strange to be walking about without a German failing you up. Sometimes when going along I fancy I can hear their draught horse step behind me, and turn around to find no one there. I have never done a better move in my life than the move out of Germany. Now that I can write freely about it, without fear of the letter being burned and disappointing you, I shall give you a good idea of what it is like. First of all, let me say that I was very fortunate all the while I was on command there, as I had no sentry standing over me while I was working, like the rest, as I had a civilian tradesman to work with, but the rest of the boys had to go in sixes, and had an armed sentry to see they did not waste their time, and they thought nothing of hitting you on the head with their revolver, or taking you into a room and hammering you with sticks or bayonets; but they were afraid to do so single handed. They used to wait for a prisoner when he was alone, then get five or six of their beautiful comrades to cover us with rifles or revolvers while the biggest of them did the flogging. Upon my word, I do admire them.
    It will pay all Germans to keep out of our way when we get back, or I am afraid there will be blood shed in some cases. I would rather embrace an Australian savage than shake hands with a German. I only know one man in all Germany, and he was the old man I worked with. I was with him sixteen months, and was my own boss. I learned the trade of heavy plumbing from him. It's work that I have never seen in my life before and very interesting, using the blow lamp the same as that chap had that tried to do Andy's boiler up for him. We handled hundreds of tons of lead, all used in the one factory. Some parts of it were heavy, but the most was sitting down or standing still work. There was some of the most horrid smells that ever insulted my nose in that factory, made from sulphuric acid and hydrochloric acid. It was enough to choke you some times.
    Well, to get on about the Germans, they used to try and break our hearts by telling us that England was done, that our people here were starving and dying in hundreds, but the ignorant wretches did not know that we were being fed by our own country far better than any of them had been. For over three years they did not know that what we ate in one week would have cost them, at the very least, £20, had they been able to buy it-thanks to the blockade, they could not. Then if one of our packets was lost we used to get eight marks for it, valued in English money at about four shillings, instead of the real German value of at least £13.
    I thank God for bringing me safely through unharmed and healthy. How beautifully the Union Jack has waved high above all other flags in this war. The French, Russians, Italians had to live on what we could spare them, and German food; while we English had no need to touch even German food. We English prisoners had twice the life in us that the German civilians had, and though they tried hard to keep it down, they failed completely, and now I am back in good old England again, and will soon be on my way to dear old Aussy.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Thursday, 20 February 1919 
    Golden Wedding 7 May 1927  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GOLDEN WEDDING.
    An event of considerable interest to a large circle of friends took place on April 29, when Mr. and Mrs. Neils Andersen were tendered a wedding breakfast to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their marriage. The gathering was arranged by their sons and daughters, at the residence of Mr. N. J. Andersen, jun., Pialba. The three-tier wedding cake was the work of Miss H. Nissen (Urraween). There were four generations present, including nine children, 28 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Rev. J. E. Everitt presided. After the loyal toast had been honoured, at the instance of Mr. P. J. Birt, the chairman congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Andersen on being able to celebrate their golden wedding in such pleasant conditions. He referred to the many fine qualities of the parents and children, all of whom were present. Letters were read from the Methodist Ladies' Guild (of which Mrs. Andersen is a valued member), and from the officers and members of the Methodist Church. A purse of sovereigns with every good wish was then presented to the happy couple. Mr. Andrew Andersen responded on behalf of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Andersen are old pioneers of the Pialba district, having carried on cane growing and general farming at Kawungan for many years. Mr. Andersen, prior to this, was engaged as engine driver at Messrs. Wilson, Hart, and Co's sawmills, Maryborough. They are now living in well-deserved retirement at Pialba.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Saturday, 7 May 1927 
    Death Notice 24 Jul 1939  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DEATH
    ANDERSEN.-At Pialba| on July 23, Niels, beloved husband of Marie Andersen and father of Andrew, Niels, William, Mesdames G. C. Hansen, G. Nissen, P. J. Birt, W. Messer and Miss Annie Andersen; aged 88 years and 6 months.; aged 8 years and 6 months.
    "At Rest."
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Monday, 24 July 1939  
    Funeral Notice 24 Jul 1939  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Relatives and friends of Mrs. N. Andersen and family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral of her late Husband and their father, NEILS ANDERSEN, to move from his late residence, Pialba, TODAY(MONDAY) after a service commencing at 2 pm for the Polson Cemetery.
    LEN. C. McCONNEL, Funeral Director.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Monday, 24 July 1939  
    Obituary 24 Jul 1939  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    OBITUARY
    MR N. ANDERSEN
    The death occurred at Pialba, yesterday, of another of the district pioneers, Mr. Neils Andersen. The deceased gentleman, who was born in Denmark, came out to Australia 66 years ago in the sailing ship Alardus, landing in Maryborough. During his early life he was employed by Messrs Wilson, Hart's sawmill, where he was engine driver for 27 years. For the last 24 years he had lived a retired life at Pialba. He was an old member of the Excelsior Lodge, No. 1. P.A.F.S.O.A. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Marie Andersen, and a family of three sons, Messrs Andrew, Niels and William Anderson of Pialba, and five daughters, Mesdames G. C. Hansen (Dagun), E. Messers (Yerra), G. Nissen, P. J. Birt and Miss Annie Andersen, all of Pialba. There are also 35 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. The funeral will leave his late residence, Pialba today after a service commencing at 2 pm for the Polson Cemetery.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Monday, 24 July 1939 
    Occupation Labourer (later farmer at Pialba) 
    Buried 25 Jul 1939  Poulsen Cemetery, Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85  Nikenbah Cemetery
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Father Anders Jensen,   b. 1820, Kildebrønde, København Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1879, Nikenbah, Wide Bay, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Kirsten Pedersen,   b. 9 Aug 1821, Kildebrønde Sogn, Roskilde Amt,Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Quarantine Station at Point Nepean, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1844  Reerslev Kirke, Roskilde Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roskilde Amt, Tune Herred, Reerslev Sogn
      Reerslev Kirkebog 1835-1860
      Opslag 131
      Marriage no 7
      Uhgkarl (Bachelor) Anders Jensen from Stærkinde, age 23 and Pigen Kirsten Pedersdatter from Stærkinde, age 23 were married in Reerslev Krke on 22nd. December 1844.
      The witnesses were Smed Peder Christensen in Stærkinde and Hmd.(Huusmand, Smallholder) Niels Jensen from Højethorstrup.

    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family Marie (Jeppesine Mette Marie) Frandsen,   b. 18 Sep 1857, Bjørnemose, Dejbjerg Sogn, Bølling Herred, Ringkøbing Amt, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1945, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1877  Danish Church, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Neils Andersen
      Spouse Name: Maria Frandsen
      Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1877
      Registration Number: 000655
      (Queensland Historical Marriage Index 1829-1939)
    Diamond Wedding Anniversary 8 May 1937  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DIAMOND WEDDING Celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Neils Anderson, at Pialba

    The clerk of the weather paid a welcome tribute to Mr and Mrs Neils Andersen, of Pialba, when he provided perfect weather conditions on the 60th anniversary of their wedding on Thursday, April 29. A diamond wedding is at all times an auspicious occasion, but in the case of Mr and Mrs Andersen, it was rendered almost unique in that not only was the entire family of five daughters and three sons able to be present, but of the happy couple's 89 descendants, only eight were unable to attend. To celebrate so festive an occasion, and to accommodate so large a gathering a huge marquee was erected on the beautiful lawns of the residence of their son, Mr. N. J. Andersen. The breakfast tables were exquisitely decorated with choice flowers and fruits, and at the bride's table a handsome two-tier wedding cake, made by Mrs P Day (a grand-daughter) and decorated by Mrs P. J. Birt (daughter), attracted many admiring comments.

    The Rev. A. Hughes presided, and read messages of congratulation and good wishes from the following: Mesdames Jorgensen and Isaksen and families, Mr. and Mrs. Rickenberg and Mrs. Day. Miss Merle Smith (Caboolture). Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kunst and family (Sexton), Miss May Doss (Atherton), Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Birt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andersen (Gympie). Miss Vera Smith Grantham), the Methodist Ladies' Guild, Mr. and Mrs. Alcorn (Dagun),Mr. and Mrs. W. Hansen (Brisbane).

    Grace was sung and during the banquet hearty congratulations and good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Andersen were heard over the wireless from 4MB followed by the song "Let's Grow Old Together."

    Mr. Hughes presented to the happy couple numerous presents from their old friends, and a substantial cheque from members of the family. He said it was a wonderful gathering, and although they were honouring Mr. and Mrs. Andersen on reaching their diamond wedding anniversary they were not really old. In fact, one could not help noticing that they were getting younger all the lime; they were looking forward to a time when they would be in a country where one never grew old. They were good Christians, and he congratulated them heartily.

    SON'S TRIBUTE TO PARENTS
    Mr Andrew Andersen, the eldest son, said he was very proud of his father. Looking back, he could not remember his father ever having lost his temper; he always took time to consider things. Like all pioneers, his parents had had to "rough it" very often, and he clearly recollected the many occasions when his father had to walk from Pialba, where they had a selection, to Maryborough, where he was employed as blacksmith, sawmiller, and later still, as engine-driver at Messrs Wilson Hart's mill. His mother also had been always loving and gracious, though she, too, had had to work very hard in the days when there was little to get and little enough to eat. He trusted their parents would be spared to them for many years yet.

    Mr G. C. Hansen (Dagun) said he and his wife (who is Mr and Mrs Andersen's eldest daughter) were very pleased to be present to do homage to their father and mother. It was a rare thing to be able to celebrate a diamond wedding day. These pioneers had had to put up with many hardships and in those early days it often happened that husbands were compelled to leave their families for months at a time to search for work. He felt sure they were grateful at having all their children together on this occasion, and wished them many more years of happiness. The company sang"For They Are Jolly Good Fellows" with enthusiasm

    On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Andersen, Mr. Hansen thanked everyone who had assembled to help make this such a happy day, and also returned thanks for the beautiful presents. Special mention was made of Mrs. Day's kindness in making the cake, and those who had decorated it so prettily. Thanks were also given to Mr. Hushes for ably presiding over the gathering.

    Mr Hansen remarked that it was a unique gathering as there were present the family of eight, five daughters and three sons, death having taken no toll so far; and also 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. In fact all the descendants were present excepting eight. Plotos were taken of the guests of honour.

    LONG SEA JOURNEY
    Mr Andersen left Denmark, his birthplace, on the ship "Alardas" on November 10, 1872, landing in Maryborough in June, 1873. The passage was rough, and the boat reported missing several times during the voyage. Mrs Andersen left Denmark by the ship Lamasmerhagen in November, 1876, landing in Maryborough on January 18, 1877, and the two were married by Pastor Hansen in the Danish Church, Maryborough, on April 29, of the same year.

    For many years, they resided in Maryborough, where Mr Andersen was employed in Messrs Wilson and Hart's sawmill, for about thirty years, first as blacksmith, then as fireman, and later as engine driver. Forty years ago, Mrs Andersen and the family of eight left Maryborough to reside on a selection which Mr Andersen had taken up at Kawungan, near Pialba, while he himself continued to work for another six years at the sawmill, visiting the selection only at week-ends. Then he left the mill, and until 1915 made his living on the selection, in which year he and his wife retired to live quietly at Pialba.

    The family comprises Mr Andrew Andersen (Pialba), Mr J W Andersen (Lagoon Pocket), Mrs G C Hansen (Dagun), Mrs P. J. Birt (Scarness), Mrs A. W. Messer (Yerra), Mrs M. Nissen (Pialba), and Miss A. Andersen (Pialba), Mr J W Andersen, the youngest son, enlisted early in the Great War, and was a prisoner in Germany for a long period

    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Saturday, 8 May 1937  
    Children 
    +1. Dorothea Kirstine Andersen,   b. 20 Jun 1878, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1953, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Andrew Andersen,   b. 14 May 1880, , Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1960, Base Hospital, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Mary Anne Katrine Andersen,   b. 15 Mar 1882,   d. 25 Jun 1882, Nikenbah, Wide Bay, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Marie Annie Catherina Andersen,   b. 3 Apr 1883, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1962, Base Hospital, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Jakobine Selvina Andersen,   b. 29 Oct 1884, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1965, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Niels Johannes Andersen,   b. 15 May 1887,   d. 7 Feb 1888, Nikenbah, Wide Bay, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Mathilde Johanna Andersen,   b. 1 Jan 1889, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1971, Hervey Bay Hospital, Pt. Vernon, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Niels Jackob Andersen,   b. 13 Jan 1891, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1967, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     9. Andrea Wilhelmine Andersen,   b. 1892, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1981, Hervey Bay Hospital Nursing Home, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     10. Jens William Andersen,   b. 6 Nov 1894, Maryborough, Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1988, Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Niels Andersen and his wife Maria (nee Frandsen)
    Niels Andersen and his wife Maria (nee Frandsen)
    Niels ANDERSEN, husband father, died 23 July 1939 aged 78? years; Maria, wife, died 12 Nov 1955 aged 88 years; Polson Cemetery, Hervey Bay
    (http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/Polson-Hervey Bay/index)
    Niels Andersen and  his Maria
    Niels Andersen and his Maria
    Niels Andersen and his wife Maria (nee Frandsen)
    Niels ANDERSEN, husband father, died 23 July 1939 aged 78? years; Maria, wife, died 12 Nov 1955 aged 88 years; Polson Cemetery, Hervey Bay
    (http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/Polson-Hervey Bay/index)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Robert Ørsted Jensen.


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