Christopher Fingarsen

9 August 1818–16 February 1871 (Age 52)
Strand, Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Christopher

When Christopher Fingarsen was born on 9 August 1818, in Strand, Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Fingar Olsen Strand, was 24 and his mother, Aase Christophersdtr Narum, was 21. He married Ingrid Knudsdatter Odegaardsplassen on 4 July 1843, in Hov, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 16 February 1871, in Waseca, Waseca, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 52.

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Christopher Fingarsen
Ingrid Knudsdatter Odegaardsplassen
Marriage: 4 July 1843
Aase Christophersdatter Strand
Marte Christophersdatter Solands
Fingar Christophersen Hoff
Christi Kristoffersdtr Hoff
Laura Fingerson

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 1
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 2
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Fox River Settlement
Age 16
Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

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Sources (9)

  • Christopher Fingersen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christopher Fingerson in household of Knud Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christopher Fingarsen in entry for Fingar, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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