Ingebret Olsen Bosum

Male1723–June 1797

Brief Life History of Ingebret Olsen

When Ingebret Olsen Bosum was born in 1723, in Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Ole Engebretsen Svenes, was 47 and his mother, Sebjorg Knudsen Ulven, was 31. He married Karen Andersdotter Svennes on 2 October 1752, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died in June 1797, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, at the age of 74, and was buried in Svenes Kyrkje, Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.

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

Sources (6)

  • Engebret Olsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Ingebrecht Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Engelbret Olsen in entry for Seebor Ingebretsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1752Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 13

    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

    Age 16

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Asmund, Iver, Syvert.

    Norwegian (Bøyum): habitational name from a farm in Sogn, named from Old Norse bœr, býr ‘farm’.

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

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