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
Maren Kristoffersdatter
Marriage: 1734
Aniken Frederiksdatter Engelstrup
Else Alethe Frederichsdatter Engelstrup
Berte Cathrine Engelstrup
Frederik Fredriksen Engelstrup
Iver Frederichsen Engelstrup
Regise Maria Frederichsdatter Engelstrup
Dorthe Selene Frederiksdatter Engelstrup
Gerhard Johan Engelstrup

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1734Buskerud, Norway
  • Children


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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

    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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