Karen Andersdatter Hof or Svennes

29 August 1722–after 1790
Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway

The Life Summary of Karen

When Karen Andersdatter Hof or Svennes was christened on 29 August 1722, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, her father, Anders Olsen Haugsrud Sørum, was 48 and her mother, Ingrid Tidemandsdatter, was 44. She married Ingebret Olsen Bosum on 2 October 1752, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She was buried in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Ingebret Olsen Bosum
Karen Andersdatter Hof or Svennes
Marriage: 2 October 1752
Sebjørg Engebretsdatter
Anders Engebretsen Bosum
Kirsten Engebretsdatter Baasum
Ingrid Engebretsdatter Båsum
Marit Engebretsdatter Båsum
Ole Engebretsen Båsum
Inger Engelbretsdatter

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education
Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling
First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

Name Meaning

(1997: 360;2007: 836; 2010: 848)Some characteristic forenames: German Helmut.German and Dutch: variant of Hoff . This is the standard Dutch form.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names


Sources (4)

  • Karen Andersdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Karen Andersdr in entry for Seebor Ingebretsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Kari Andersdr in entry for Anders Ingebretsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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