Anna Pedersdatter Jessen

1659–1755 (Age 96)
Oslo, Norway

The Life of Anna Pedersdatter

When Anna Pedersdatter Jessen was born in 1659, in Oslo, Norway, her father, Peder Jessen, was 25 and her mother, Antonette Pettersdr, was 35. She married Willum Olssøn Dop on 5 February 1679, in Aker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1755, in Løten, Hedmark, Norway, at the age of 96, and was buried in Løten, Hedmark, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Willum Olssøn Dop
Anna Pedersdatter Jessen
Marriage: 5 February 1679
Antonette Willumsdatter Dop
Hans Willumsen Dop
Ole Willumsen Dop

Spouse and Children

5 February 1679
Aker, Akershus, Norway


    Antonette Willumsdatter Dop


    Hans Willumsen Dop


    Ole Willumsen Dop


Parents and Siblings


    Antonette Pettersdr




    Michel Pettersen


    Peter Jensen


    Valchmar Pettersen


    Zacharies Petersen


    Christian Pettersen


+4 More Children

World Events (4)

1685 · Norway Church

Age 26

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 41

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 77

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

1 Danish and North German: patronymic from the North German personal name Jess, a variant of Jens .2 German: habitational name from any of various places named Jessen, mostly in eastern Germany.3 German: variant of Jessel .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Anne Pettersdatter, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Anna Jessen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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