Jens Persson

about 1629–
Rollag, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Jens

Jens Persson was born about 1629, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway. He married Sigrid Knutsdotter about 1676, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Jens Persson
Sigrid Knutsdotter
Marriage: about 1676
Joran Jensdatter

Spouse and Children


    Sigrid Knutsdotter


about 1676
Rollag, Buskerud, Norway


World Events (4)

1685 · Norway Church

Age 56

The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
1700 · Norwegian calendar change

Age 71

1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 107

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.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Pär, Per ( see Peter ). The name is also found in Germany.

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

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