Claus Clausen

Male1810–26 April 1899

Brief Life History of Claus

When Claus Clausen was born in 1810, in Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Claus Olsen, was 46 and his mother, Kari Andersdotter, was 44. He married Cari Knudsdr on 11 July 1840, in Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. He died on 26 April 1899, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Claus Clausen
Eli Knudsen
Marriage: about 1843
Claus Clausen Ronnei
Kari Clausdotter

Sources (10)

  • Claus Clausen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Claus Clausen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Claus Clausen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1843Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 0

    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 0

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

    1834 · Fox River Settlement

    Age 24

    Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Holger, Bente, Ingard, Niels, Ansgar, Astrid, Bent, Bjorn, Erik, Evald, Jorgen, Knud.

    North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variants Claussen and Klausen . Compare Clauson 1.

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

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