Gunhild Thorsdatter

Brief Life History of Gunhild

When Gunhild Thorsdatter was born on 27 March 1792, in Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway, her father, Thore Halvorsen, was 38 and her mother, Kari Perdatter, was 43. She married Hans Stromdal Christiansen in 1816. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 3 February 1837, at the age of 44.

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Hans Stromdal Christiansen
Gunhild Thorsdatter
Marriage: 1816
Maren Gurine Hansdatter
Christian Brekke Hansen
Anne Marie Hansdatter
Karen Johanne Hansdotter
Sidsel Hansdatter
Thor Hansen
Kaspar Hansen

Sources (23)

  • Gunild Thorsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Gunhild Thordsdatter in entry for Karen Johanne, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Gunild Thorsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

World Events (7)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

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

1810 · Vaccinations

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

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

Name Meaning

From an Old Norse personal name from gunnr ‘strife’ + hildr ‘battle’. The name has been in common use since the Viking period.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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