Peder Evenson Hijgen

8 August 1719–26 February 1786 (Age 66)
Røyken, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Peder

When Peder Evenson Hijgen was born on 8 August 1719, in Røyken, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Even Evensen Hyggen, was 51 and his mother, Sybille Pedersdatter Sørum, was 42. He married Anna Hansdatter on 17 July 1748, in Røyken, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Hyggen, Røyken, Buskerud, Norway in 1719. He died on 26 February 1786, in Røyken, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 66, and was buried in Røyken, Buskerud, Norway.

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Peder Evenson Hijgen
Anna Hansdatter
Marriage: 17 July 1748
Martha Pedersen
Ingeborg Jonsdotter
Ingeborg Pedersen
Zidsel Pedersdatter
Anna Pedersen
Even Pedersen
Joen Pedersen

Spouse and Children

17 July 1748
Røyken, Buskerud, Norway


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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

Variant spelling of Evensen or Evanson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peder Evenson Hijgen in entry for Karina, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Peder Evenson Hijgen in entry for Sibilla, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Peder Evenson Hogen in entry for Sibylla, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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