Giertrud Andreasdatter Berg

Female1801–after 1835

Brief Life History of Giertrud

When Giertrud Andreasdatter Berg was born in 1801, in Byrum, Hals, Hjørring, Denmark, her father, Andreas Svendsen Berg, was 36 and her mother, Maren Larsdatter Boedker, was 32. She married Morten Degn Svendsen Strøm in 1823, in Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died after 1835.

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Morten Degn Svendsen Strøm
Giertrud Andreasdatter Berg
Marriage: 1823
Lars Soeren Andreasen

Sources (2)

  • Giertrud Andersen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Giertrud Ands. Dr Berg in entry for Lars Soren Mortensen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1823Byrum, Læsø, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (5)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

    Age 4

    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

    Age 7

    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.


    Age 13

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lennart, Bjorn, Lars, Nils, Alf, Nels, Thor, Tor, Knute, Selmer, Anders.

    German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc, Middle Dutch berghe. This surname is also found in some other parts of Europe, e.g. in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Compare Dutch Vandenberg .

    Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain, hill’.

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

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