Maren Kristoffersdatter

4 February 1718–6 March 1781
Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Maren

When Maren Kristoffersdatter was christened on 4 February 1718, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Kristoffer Olsen, was 29 and her mother, Ahlet Olsdtr Gren, was 30. She married Frederich Olsen Engelstrup in 1734, in Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 6 March 1781, at the age of 63, and was buried in Hof, Vestfold, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Frederich Olsen Engelstrup
1697–1756
Maren Kristoffersdatter
1718–1781
Marriage: 1734
Aniken Frederiksdatter Engelstrup
1732–1779
Else Alethe Frederichsdatter Engelstrup
1734–1794
Berte Cathrine Engelstrup
1735–1806
Frederik Fredriksen Engelstrup
1738–1792
Iver Frederichsen Engelstrup
1739–
Regise Maria Frederichsdatter Engelstrup
1741–1824
Dorthe Selene Frederiksdatter Engelstrup
1743–1743
Gerhard Johan Engelstrup
1744–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1734Buskerud, Norway
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    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

    Variant spelling of Karen .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (1)

    • Maren Green, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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