Karen Andersdotter Svennes

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Andersdotter Svennes was christened on 29 August 1722, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, her father, Anders Olsen, was 48 and her mother, Ingrid Tidemandsdotter, 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
1723–1797
Karen Andersdotter Svennes
1722–1790
Marriage: 2 October 1752
Sebjørg Engebretsdotter
1753–1826
Kirsten Engebretsdotter Baasum
1754–1790
Ingrid Engebretsdotter Båsum
1756–1841
Marit Engebretsdotter Båsum
1758–1814
Ole Engebretsen Båsum
1760–1838
Inger Engelbretsdotter
1760–1838
Anders Engebretsen Bosum
1764–1840

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"

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

equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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