Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Niels (or Neils) Christensen

This week I am sharing articles I found for Niels Christensen. Niels Christensen married my 3x great grandmother, Ann Slawson’s sister Emma Godfree Slawson.

In the first article, Niels was the retiring councillor for the Alberton shire.

Niels Christensen retiring councillor
TOORA. (1886, August 11). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 3 (Morning.). Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62273462

The next article was his probate notice

Niels Christensen probate notice
Advertising (1899, March 29). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), p. 8. Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189682570

N Christensen is mentioned in this article about the Alberton Shire Council

Alberton Shire Council
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. (1889, June 14). Traralgon Record (Traralgon, Vic. : 1886 – 1932) , p. 3 (morning). Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59201150

His name was Neils in his death notice.

Neils Christensen death notice
CHRISTENSEN (1899, March 23). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 2 (Morning.). Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62377890

It was while searching for articles for Neils Christensen that I found the death notice for his wife Emma.

Emma Christensen death notice
Family Notices (1879, July 11). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 3 (Morning.). Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62027875

Neils is mentioned in this Palmerston Land Board notice

Palmerston Land Board
PALMERSTON LAND BOARD. (1882, August 14). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 1 (Morning. : SUPPLEMENT TO THE GIPPSLAND TIMES). Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61832709

Neils was also Chairman of the Alberton Mechanics Institute.

Neils Christensen Alberton mechanics' institute
YARRAM YARRAM. (1887, August 24). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 3 (Morning.). Retrieved July 4, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62248311

Background of featured image is a photo from Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/search/winter?photo=t7mzUbh_FTU Photo by Dawid Zawiła

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