Cari Knudsdr

Female14 May 1808–23 March 1841

Brief Life History of Cari

When Cari Knudsdr was born on 14 May 1808, in Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, her father, Knud Eriksen, was 43 and her mother, Maritte Erichsdotter, was 41. She married Claus Clausen on 11 July 1840, in Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. She died on 23 March 1841, at the age of 32.

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Claus Clausen
Cari Knudsdr
Marriage: 11 July 1840

Sources (2)

  • Cari Knudsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Cari Knudsdatter Kjervig in entry for Claus Clausen Elvekrog, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1840Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 2

    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

    1810 · Ole Bull

    Age 2

    Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

    1825 · Sloopers

    Age 17

    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

    Name Meaning

    20th-century coinage, from the Italian term of endearment cara ‘beloved’ or the Irish Gaelic vocabulary word cara ‘friend’. This is not normally used as a given name in Italy, where such innovations are held in check by the hostility of the Roman Catholic Church to baptismal names that have not been borne by saints.

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

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