Niels Edvard Riis

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Niels Edvard Riis

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

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