Ingebret Olsen Svennes or Baasum

1723–June 1797 (Age 74)
Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Ingebret Olsen

When Ingebret Olsen Svennes or Baasum was born in 1723, in Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Ole Engebretsen Svenes, was 47 and his mother, Sebjorg Knudsen Ulven, was 30. He married Karen Andersdatter Hof or 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, Oppland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Ingebret Olsen Svennes or Baasum
1723–1797
Karen Andersdatter Hof or Svennes
1722–1790
Marriage: 2 October 1752
Sebjørg Engebretsdatter
1753–1826
Anders Engebretsen Bosum
1764–1840
Kirsten Engebretsdatter Baasum
1754–1790
Ingrid Engebretsdatter Båsum
1756–1841
Marit Engebretsdatter Båsum
1758–1814
Ole Engebretsen Båsum
1760–1838
Inger Engelbretsdatter
1760–1838

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 October 1752
Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Ole Engebretsen Svenes

    Male1676–1763Male

    Sebjorg Knudsen Ulven

    Female1693–Female

siblings

(7)

    Olsdatter

    Female1714–Female

    Barbro Olsdatter

    Female1715–Female

    Male1723–1797Male

    Kiersten Olsdatter

    Female1725–1731Female

    Marthe Olsdatter

    Female1729–Female

+2 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

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in western Norway, named Steinnes, from Old Norse steinn ‘stone’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ingebrecht Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Engelbret Olsen in entry for Seebor Ingebretsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Engebret Olsen Bosom in entry for Anders Ingebretsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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