Elias Gundersen

19 September 1734–4 June 1776 (Age 41)
Aker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Elias

When Elias Gundersen was born on 19 September 1734, in Aker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Gunder Eliasen, was 28 and his mother, Kari Henriksen, was 23. He married Juditha Jensdatter on 19 October 1757, in Aker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 June 1776, in Vestre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 41, and was buried in Vestre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway.

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Elias Gundersen
Juditha Jensdatter
Marriage: 19 October 1757
Karen Eliasdatter
Dorte Eliasdatter
Marthe Eliasdatter
Gunder Eliasen Staavi
Berte Eliasdatter
Laers Eliasen
Berte Eliasdatter

Spouse and Children

19 October 1757
Aker, Akershus, Norway


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Kari Henriksen





    Berthe Gundersen


World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 2

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 5

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

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from an Old Norse personal name, Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elias Gundersen in entry for Gunder Eliasen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Elias Gundersen in entry for Birthe Eliasen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Elias Gundersen in entry for Karen Eliasdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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