Peder Jensen Kjelsberg

1786–3 June 1875 (Age 89)
Røros, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Peder Jensen

When Peder Jensen Kjelsberg was born in 1786, his father, Jens Pedersen, was 24 and his mother, Anne Kristoffersdatter Ersland, was 21. He married Kari Knudsdatter Haugen on 23 November 1816, in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 June 1875, at the age of 89.

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Peder Jensen Kjelsberg
Kari Knudsdatter Haugen
Marriage: 23 November 1816
Anders Pedersen Kjelsberg
Anne Margrethe Pedersdatter Kjelsberg
Marit Pedersdatter Kjelsberg
Johanna Pedersdatter Kjelsberg
Peter Pedersen Kjelsberg
Karen Pedersdatter Kjelsberg

Spouse and Children

23 November 1816
Sør-Trøndelag, Norway


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (7)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 15

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 24

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

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Kjellberg, from Old Norse kelda ‘spring’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’.2 Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements källa ‘spring’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ ( see Kall ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Peder Jensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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