My relative Peter Nielson born in 1837 in Glostrup Denmark. Does anyone have any more information?

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in Genealogy Help by Lisa Meringolo G2G Crew (320 points)

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There is a Peter Anders Nielsen born in Glostrup on 19 May1837

And a Peder Nielsen born on 10 Oct 1837

Could any of these be your relative?

Are you sure you have provided all the information you already have?

by Torben Friberg Sørensen G2G6 Mach 1 (12.7k points)
Thank you!  He had a son Conrad Waltermere Nielsen (born 1861) that emigrated to America with his wife Petra (born 1865) .They went to America to work the  Salvation Army. They had my great grandfather Emmanuel Waltermere Nielsen, Born 1892 in Denmark. They arrived in America in 1893.
My Great Grandfather was Conrad Waltermere Neilsen and my Great Grandmother was Petra Neilsen.
Emmanuel had an older sister Deborah Ruth Neilsen born in 1889.  She was my paternal grandmother.

Another sister, Ester was born after immigrating to the US in 1893.
One is likely my Great Great Grand Father.  Not sure which one, or if another with that name.

In the 1890 Danish Census Conrad Waldemar Nielsen was an adjutant in the Salvation Army living in the city Odense with his wife Petra Jørgine and infant daughter Deborah Ruth. The family had a servant Henriette Sophie Andersen. Kadet Hans Kristian Nielsen might be a brother to Conrad.

Conrad Waldemar Nielsen was born February 3rd, 1860, and baptized Thursday, May 17th  in Vor Frue, Copenhagen. The parents were mason Ernst Peder  Nielsen and his wife Ane Jensen living in Pederstræde No 46.

Great info.  Thank you!!!

Family lore says Conrad's Neilsen was a cousin of the King of Denmark but disavowed because he married a commoner.

Looking for info on if this is true.
Dear Judy

I am an archivist at the Salvation Army Archives in Copenhagen Denmark

I came across your query when I was researching what had happened to Conrad Valdemar Nielsen after 1892

I dont know about the royal connection at all .

But this is what we know from our archives : As a young man Conrad Valdemar Nielsen travelled to the USA He came in contact with the Salvation Army on the East coast and became an officer as well and worked in the Boston area  When his father was dying he wanted to go back to Denmark With approval of the International Headquarters, London he travelled home for the funeral, but was also asked to help  the Salvation Army begin its work in Denmark   He was in fact the first Danish officer and worked alongside an Englishman who had started the work in Sweden before. He began the work in 2 Copenhagen congregations in the one Aalborg and Odense.

He was one of the pioneers of the work in Denmark !

He met Petra Jørgine through his work in Odense.  They got married and had 2 children in Odense. I have their official wedding photo in the archives  as published in the War Cry   

The address in Vindegade in Odense has been used by Salvation Army officers until 1999   In 1892 I have found him again as adjudant working at Headquarters.

Apparently shortly after they travelled back to the USA  I dont know if he continued to work for the Salvation Army there

I have found traces of Emanuel his son and know that he died in Connecticut in 1955

It would please me greatly if you could help me with any details about their further life in the USA
please review my reply to conrad judy below

In 1900  Conrad Valdemar Nielsen lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife Petra Jørgine and the 3 children. He was then a bakery wagon driver. In 1920 he was still living in Bridgeport and now the manager of a bakery.

He passed away there in 1926  Petra Jørgine passed away in 1947  also in Bridgeport.

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