Steffen Magneson

Male1734–1805

Brief Life History of Steffen

When Steffen Magneson was born in 1734, in Hatland, Stord, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Magne Steffensen, was 27 and his mother, Åsa Larsdatter, was 43. He married Sigrid Johannesdatter on 24 June 1761, in Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1805, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Steffen Magneson
1734–1805
Sigrid Johannesdatter
1733–1815
Marriage: 24 June 1761
Magne Steffensen
1762–1784
Johannes Steffensen
1763–1805
Aase Steffensdatter Brakvatn
1764–1802
Mons Steffensen
1767–1772
Kari Steffensdatter
1769–1772
Ole Steffensen
1772–
Kari Steffensdatter
1774–1775

Sources (9)

  • Stephan Magnesen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Stephan Hatland in entry for Kari Steffensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Stephan Hatland in entry for Kari Steffensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1761Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (3)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 2

    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 5

    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.

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 67

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Helmer, Sven, Kerstin, Alf, Anders, Hilma, Knut, Monrad, Thor.

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Magnusson .

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Magnussen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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