Hans Paulsen

1727–17 April 1819 (Age 92)
Onsøy, Østfold, Norway

The Life of Hans

When Hans Paulsen was born in 1727, his father, Baard Reiersen, was 133 and his mother, Siri Toresdatter, was 131. He married Olaug Hansdatter on 27 June 1764, in Onsøy, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 17 April 1819, in Onsøy, Østfold, Norway, at the age of 92, and was buried in Onsøy, Østfold, Norway.

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Hans Paulsen
Olaug Hansdatter
Marriage: 27 June 1764
Berte Olsdatter
Olou Olsdatter
Baard Olsen
Gunild Olsdatter

Spouse and Children

27 June 1764
Onsøy, Østfold, Norway


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World Events (4)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 9

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 12

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 74

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

Name Meaning

North German, Frisian, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Paul .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Hans Paulsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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