Peder Johansen


Brief Life History of Peder

When Peder Johansen was born in 1789, in Modum, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Johan Nielsen Berg, was 21 and his mother, Karen Pedersdatter, was 24. He married Dorthe Bjornsdatter on 5 April 1816, in Modum, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Peder Johansen
Dorthe Bjornsdatter
Marriage: 5 April 1816
Karoline Pedersdatter Berg

Sources (7)

  • Peder Johansen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Peder Johansen Berg, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Peder Johan Johnsen in entry for Karoline, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1816Modum, Buskerud, Norway
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 12

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 21

    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

    1825 · Sloopers

    Age 36

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Per, Niels, Nils, Thor, Johan, Bjorn, Lars, Oluf, Borge, Holger, Jarl.

    Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Johan (Scandinavian), Johann (German), vernacular forms of Johannes (see John ). Compare Johanson and Johnson .

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

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