Ronnaug Thoresen

15 September 1695–
Fjell, Nes, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Ronnaug

When Ronnaug Thoresen was born on 15 September 1695, in Fjell, Nes, Akershus, Norway, her father, Thor Gundersen, was 39 and her mother, Martha Christiansen, was 22. She married Jorgen Amundsen Hjellum in 1741, in Akershus, Norway.

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Jorgen Amundsen Hjellum
Ronnaug Thoresen
Marriage: 1741

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    Jorgen Amundsen Hjellum



Akershus, Norway

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World Events (5)

1700 · Norwegian calendar change

Age 5

1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 41

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 44

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 and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Thor .

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

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