Peder Pedersen

22 December 1793–25 July 1867 (Age 73)
Ogna, Hå, Rogaland, Norway

The Life Summary of Peder

When Peder Pedersen was born on 22 December 1793, in Ogna, Hå, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Peder Pedersen, was 27 and his mother, Marta Malena Eriksdatter Bø, was 25. He married Astrid Svendsdatter on 17 December 1815, in Nærbø, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 25 July 1867, in Nuuk, Kitaa, Greenland, at the age of 73.

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Peder Pedersen
Astrid Svendsdatter
Marriage: 17 December 1815
Anna Pedersdatter Opstad
Karen Pedersdatter Opstad
Marta Malena Pedersdatter Opstad
Olina Pedersdatter Opstad
Svend Pedersen Opstad
Peder Pederson Opstad
Asselina Pedersdatter Opstad

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1815Nærbø, Rogaland, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census
    Age 8
    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
    1810 · Vaccinations
    Age 17
    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
    1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)
    Age 21
    Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.English: variant of Peterson .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Peder Pedersen in entry for Lars Ellingsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Peder Pedersen in entry for Karen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
    • Pedeer Pedersen in entry for Lars Ellingsen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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