Anders Sorensen

23 April 1719–December 1772 (Age 53)
Sandar, Vestfold, Norway

The Life of Anders

When Anders Sorensen was born on 23 April 1719, in Sandar, Vestfold, Norway, his father, Soren Evensen Stange, was 54 and his mother, Guri Jacobsdatter, was 39. He married Anne Hansdatter on 2 June 1746, in Sandar, Vestfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died in December 1772, in his hometown, at the age of 53, and was buried in Sande, Vestfold, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Anders Sorensen
1719–1772
Anne Hansdatter
1722–
Marriage: 2 June 1746
Rasmus Andersen
1747–1747
Aase Andersdatter Hundstock
1747–1827
Anne Andersen
1747–
Ragne Anderson (Hundstock)
1749–1772
Tolf or Tolv Anderson (Hundstock)
1751–1839
Anders Andersen
1754–1824
Soren Andersen
1754–1831
Helvig Andersdatter
1757–1783
Helvig
1757–
Anne Andersdatter
1759–
Anne Andersdatter (Hundstok)
1761–
Abraham Anderson (Hundstock)
1765–1765

Spouse and Children

    Male1719–1772Male

    Anne Hansdatter

    Female1722–Female

MARRIAGE
2 June 1746
Sandar, Vestfold, Norway
children

(12)

    Rasmus Andersen

    Male1747–1747Male

    Aase Andersdatter Hundstock

    Female1747–1827Female

    Anne Andersen

    Female1747–Female

    Ragne Anderson (Hundstock)

    Female1749–1772Female

    Tolf or Tolv Anderson (Hundstock)

    Male1751–1839Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 17

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.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 20

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren ( see Soren ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Anders Sorensen in entry for Abraham, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Anders Sorensen in entry for Tolf, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Anders Sorensen in entry for Ragne, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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