Karen Margrete Andersdatter

Brief Life History of Karen Margrete

When Karen Margrete Andersdatter was born on 14 February 1789, in Tromsø, Troms, Norway, her father, Anders Eliasen, was 42 and her mother, Margreth Kristensdatter, was 28. She married Søren Pedersen on 23 June 1811, in Tromsø, Troms, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 16 May 1881, in Balsfjord, Troms, Norway, at the age of 92, and was buried in Malangen kirke, Balsfjord, Troms, Norway.

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Søren Pedersen
Karen Margrete Andersdatter
Marriage: 23 June 1811
Petter Christian Sørensen
Ane Margrete Sørensdatter
Cecilie Katrine Sørensdatter
about 1820–
Lavine Sørensdatter
Johan Peder Sørensen Mestervik
about 1820–1826
Kristianna Sørensen Mestervik
Golla Sørensen Mestervig
Bereth Elisabeth Sørensdatter
Jeremias Sørensen Mestervik
Hanna Sophia Sørensdatter
Gerhard Sivert Sørensen
Marthe Andrea Sørensdatter

Sources (37)

  • Karen Margrete Andersdatter* in household of Anders Eliæsen, "Norway Census, 1801"
  • Karen Magrethe Andersdr, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Karen Magret Andersdr in entry for Johan Peder, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

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

1810 · Vaccinations

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

1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

Name Meaning

equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

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

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