Gjertrude Kristiane Frederichsdatter Selmer

22 January 1724–
Eiker, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Gjertrude Kristiane

When Gjertrude Kristiane Frederichsdatter Selmer was born on 22 January 1724, in Eiker, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Fredrich Christian Selmer, was 20 and her mother, Alhed Christiansdatter Schønberg, was 20. She married Christian Fredrik Falck on 28 December 1758, in Toten, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Christian Fredrik Falck
Gjertrude Kristiane Frederichsdatter Selmer
Marriage: 28 December 1758
Kristian Was Faendrik Falk
Kristian Falk
William Frederik Falck
Alette Margrethe Falck

Spouse and Children

28 December 1758
Toten, Oppland, Norway


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World Events (8)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 12

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 15

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.

Age 52

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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Sources (2)

  • Giertrud Christiana Selmer in entry for Aleth Margrethe, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Giertrud Christiana Selmer in entry for Wilhelm Friderich Falke, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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