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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Family Time Line

Elias Gundersen
1734–1776
Juditha Jensdatter
1730–1799
Marriage: 19 October 1757
Karen Eliasdatter
1759–1805
Dorte Eliasdatter
1765–1779
Marthe Eliasdatter
1761–1776
Gunder Eliasen Staavi
1766–
Berte Eliasdatter
1769–1772
Laers Eliasen
1772–1772
Berte Eliasdatter
1773–1820

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 October 1757
Aker, Akershus, Norway
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1706–1738Male

    Kari Henriksen

    Female1711–1747Female

siblings

(2)

    Male1734–1776Male

    Berthe Gundersen

    Female1736–Female

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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