Claus Clausen

1810–1899 (Age 89)
Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life Summary 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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Claus Clausen
Elhen Knutsen
Marriage: about 1843
Claus Clausen Ronnei
Kari Clausdotter

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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

Dutch, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (6)

  • Claus Clausen in entry for Claus Clausen and Gjertrud Johnson, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Claus Clausen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Claus Clausen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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