Elias Gundersen

Brief Life History 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

Sources (7)

  • Elias Gundersen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Elias Gundersen in entry for Gunder Eliasen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Elias Gundersen in entry for Birthe Eliasen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

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

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 Erik, Alf, Knut, Anders, Astrid, Bjorn, Fredrik, Gudrun, Helmer, Hilmar, Hilmer, Johan.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Gunder, from Old Norse Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’. Compare Gunderson and Gunnerson .

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

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