Gunnar Eriksen Berge

Maleabout 1679–1748

Brief Life History of Gunnar Eriksen

When Gunnar Eriksen Berge was born about 1679, in Høyland, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Erik Ormsen, was 42 and his mother, Gunhild Gunnarsdatter Nordland, was 31. He married Liva Andersdotter Berge on 9 February 1709, in Forsand, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1748, in Forsand, Rogaland, Norway, at the age of 70.

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Gunnar Eriksen Berge
Liva Andersdotter Berge
Marriage: 9 February 1709
Gunnar Gunnarson Berge
Kristi Gunnarsdotter Berge
Erik Gunnarson Berge
Anders Gunnarson Berge
Anna Gunnarsdatter Berge

Sources (3)

  • Gunner Berje, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Gunnar Erikson, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Gunnar Erikson, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1709Forsand, Rogaland, Norway
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)

    1685 · Norway Church

    Age 6

    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 21

    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 57

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Maren, Johan, Karsten, Alf, Bent, Erik, Gudmund, Knud, Peer, Per, Sten, Thor.

    Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Berg , from the dative form. As a Norwegian surname, this is a habitational name from any of numerous farms so named all over the country.

    German: topographic name for a person by or on a hill, from an extended form of Berg (formerly with a preposition with dative case, e.g. am Berge).

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

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