Jan Ibsen

1720–14 May 1749 (Age 29)
Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Jan

When Jan Ibsen was born in 1720, in Hordaland, Norway, his father, Mathias Ibsen, was 34 and his mother, Anne Marie Henriksen Holtermann, was 42. He died on 14 May 1749, in Nordby, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 29.

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Mathias Ibsen
Anne Marie Henriksen Holtermann
Rasmus Mathiassen Ibsen
Henrich Ibsen
Anna Marie Mathiasen Ibsen
Mathias Mathiassen Ibsen
Cordt Mathiassen Ibsen
Jan Ibsen

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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 16

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 19

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

Danish: patronymic from the personal name Ib, a Danish short form of Jacob .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Jan Mathiasen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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