Goro Haraldsdaatter

16 January 1698–31 July 1742
Nannestad, Akershus, Norway

The Life Summary of Goro

When Goro Haraldsdaatter was born on 16 January 1698, in Nannestad, Akershus, Norway, her father, Harald Larsen, was 33 and her mother, Karen Olsdatter Kneppe, was 31. She married Torsten Steffensen on 29 September 1723, in Nannestad, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She was buried in Nannestad, Akershus, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Torsten Steffensen
1700–1773
Goro Haraldsdaatter
1698–1742
Marriage: 29 September 1723
Anne Torstensdatter
1725–
Margrete Tostensdaatter
1727–1770
Kari Tostensdatter
1732–
Steffen Torstensen
1733–
Hans Torstensen
1736–1740
Ingeborg Stephansen
1738–1739
Hans Torstensen
1740–1741
Ole Haraldsdaatter
1741–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1723Nannestad, Akershus, Norway
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1700 · Norwegian calendar change
    Age 2
    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 38
    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 41
    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

    pet form of Gudrun .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (2)

    • Goro Haraldsdr in entry for Ole Torstensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
    • Goro Haraldsdr in entry for Ingeborg Torstensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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