Christopher Jergensen

1732–27 December 1797 (Age 65)
Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Jergensen was born in 1732, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Jørgen Christophersen Hosle, was 29 and his mother, Mari or Maren Pedersdatter, was 28. He married Gunild Jensdatter on 12 August 1760, in Bærum, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 13 daughters. He died on 27 December 1797, in Østre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 65, and was buried in Østre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Jergensen
1732–1797
Gunild Jensdatter
1740–1799
Marriage: 12 August 1760
Hans Kristoffersen
1760–
Anne Christoffersen
1760–1761
Anne Kristoffersen
1760–
Jørgen Christensen
Anna Kristoffersen
1762–
Hans Christophersen
1763–1824
Hans Kristoffersen
1763–
Inger Marie Christophersdr
1764–1833
Anne Christophersdtr
1765–
Anne Christoffersen
1765–
Anne Kristoffersen
1765–
Marie Kristoffersen
1765–
Anne Christophersdatter
1766–1766
Jorgen Christoffersen
1770–
Jorgen Christophersen
1770–1797
Jorgen Kristoffersen
1770–
Marie Christoffersen
1775–
Mari Kristoffersen
1775–
Joen Joenssen
1776–1776
Maren Christoffersen
1777–
Christophersdatter
1780–1780

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 August 1760
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
children

(21)

    Hans Kristoffersen

    Male1760–Male

    Anne Christoffersen

    Female1760–1761Female

    Anne Kristoffersen

    Female1760–Female

    Anna Kristoffersen

    Female1762–Female

    Hans Christophersen

    Male1763–1824Male

+16 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 4

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 7

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, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Christen Jørgensen in entry for Jørgen Christensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christen Jørgensen in entry for Jørgen Christensen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Christopher Pedersen in entry for Inger Marie, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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