Niels Edvard Riis

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Niels Edvard Riis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark
Death: Died in Ribe, Denmark
Place of Burial: Ribe, Denmark
Immediate Family:

Son of Ditlev Godthard Riis and Charlotte Werlig
Husband of Caroline Bentine Riis
Father of Sophus Charles Riis; Jacob August Riis; Johan Nicolai Riis; Peder Riis; Charlotte Emilie Riis and 7 others
Brother of Sophie Frederikke Riis; Augusta Christine Charlotte Reinsholm and Theodor Riis

Managed by: John Roger Tyler Moore
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About Niels Edvard Riis

up-dated 11 sept 08 JRTM

  • Ware, Louise, JAR bio

"Jacob s paternal grandfather was a prosperous farmer and small distiller. The fact of his prosperity is the more interesting in the light of the poverty which many Danish farmers experienced in the period after the Napoleonic Wars. His wife has been described as a "little wise fine lady, well-bred" and "she could make verses.* 2 They believed in a good education for their son Niels Edward and set aside a special room in the farm-house where he could study without interruption."

 *  b. St. Olai, Helsingor    d.Dom-Parish Ribe}
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Niels Edvard Riis's Timeline

1817
March 18, 1817
Helsingor, Frederiksborg, Denmark
1844
October 12, 1844
Age 27
Kobenhavn, Denmark
1847
April 17, 1847
Age 30
1849
May 3, 1849
Age 32
Ribe, Esbjerg Municipality, Syddanmark, Denmark
1851
March 20, 1851
Age 34
Ribe, Denmark
1853
February 5, 1853
Age 35
Ribe, Denmark
1854
February 5, 1854
Age 36
Ribe, Denmark
1855
October 23, 1855
Age 38
Ribe, Denmark
1857
September 6, 1857
Age 40
Ribe, Denmark
1859
March 24, 1859
Age 42
Ribe, Denmark