When Kirsti Stenersdatter was born on 7 May 1775, in Fossesholm, Fiskum, Øvre Eiker, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Stener Johanesen Fosseholm, was 37 and her mother, Mari Gundersdatter, was 43. She married Ole Nilsen Ruud on 17 December 1826. She lived in Buskerud, Norway in 1775. She died on 4 August 1848, at the age of 73.
Simplified form of Latin Christiana, feminine form of Christianus ( see Christian ), or a Latinized form of Middle English Christin ‘Christian’ (Old English christen, from Latin).