Karen Olsdatter

1 May 1735–1781 (Age 45)
Mo, Nordland, Norway

The Life Summary of Karen

Karen Olsdatter was born on 1 May 1735, in Mo, Nordland, Norway as the daughter of Ola Johnsen. She married Elias Jonsen on 13 July 1753, in Mo kirke, Mo, Nordland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1781, in Mo, Nordland, Norway, at the age of 46.

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Elias Jonsen
Karen Olsdatter
Marriage: 13 July 1753
Johannes ELIASSEN Fra Litj Alteren og Sjaavig
Marta Margrethe Eliasen
Ole Eliassen
Ole Eliasen
Jon Eliasen
Marit Eliasdatter
Christen Eliassen
Abelone Eliasdatter
Elias Eliasen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1753Mo kirke, Mo, Nordland, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (2)

    1736 · Confirmation & education
    Age 1
    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 4
    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

    equivalent of Katherine . It was first introduced to the English-speaking world by Scandinavian settlers in America; it has been used in Britain only since the 1940s, but had become very popular by the 1960s.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (1)

    • Karen Ollesdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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