Magrete Iversdatter Avdem

25 March 1728–1809
Oppland, Norway

The Life of Magrete

When Magrete Iversdatter Avdem was christened on 25 March 1728, in Oppland, Norway, her father, Iver Johannesson, was 28 and her mother, Sigrid Engebretsdatter, was 21. She married Engebret Eriksen on 25 June 1747, in Lesja, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1809, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Engebret Eriksen
Magrete Iversdatter Avdem
Marriage: 25 June 1747
Anne Engebretsdatter
Erik Engebretsen Augard

Spouse and Children

25 June 1747
Lesja, Oppland, Norway


    Anne Engebretsdatter


    Erik Engebretsen Augard


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1736 · Confirmation & education

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

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

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

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Sources (2)

  • Magrete Iversdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Margrete Iversdr in entry for Mari Hansen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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