Anne Johnsen


Brief Life History of Anne

When Anne Johnsen was born in 1702, in Midtbø, Telemark, Norway, her father, Jon Tellevsen, was 44 and her mother, Guro Torbjornsdtr, was 27. She married Bendik about 1724, in Nissedal, Telemark, Norway.

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Anne Johnsen
Marriage: about 1724

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  • Marriage
    about 1724Nissedal, Telemark, Norway
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    World Events (4)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 34

    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 37

    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.

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 99

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Johan, Knut, Per, Alf, Anders, Bjorg, Carsten, Kerstin, Lars, Ove.

    Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name John, a vernacular form of Johannes (see John ). Compare Johnson .

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

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