Anders Knudsen

11 June 1811–
Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Anders

Anders Knudsen was born on 11 June 1811, in Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway as the son of Knut Olsen and Siri Jonsdr. He married Birte Helline Simensdr on 21 January 1837, in Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Anders Knudsen
Birte Helline Simensdr
Marriage: 21 January 1837
Ole Andersen
Karen Sophie Andersdatter
Andreas Knutson Anderson

Spouse and Children

21 January 1837
Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway


Parents and Siblings

    Knut Olsen


    Siri Jonsdr




World Events (8)

1812 · Record-keeping

Age 1

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.
1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

Age 3

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.
1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 32

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anders Knutsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Anders Knudsen in entry for Gustaf Bergstrom and Karen Sophie Andersdatter, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Anders Knudsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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