Peder Olsen

1715–Male
Idd, Østfold, Norway

The Life of Peder

When Peder Olsen was born in 1715, in Idd, Østfold, Norway, his father, Ole Pedersen Skaugerud, was 30 and his mother, Gunild Henrichsdatter Tangen, was 20. He married Maria Larsdatter in June 1739, in Idd, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons.

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Family Time Line

Peder Olsen
1715–
Maria Larsdatter
1719–
Marriage: June 1739
Ole Pedersen
1739–
Thore Pedersen
1744–1747
Lars Pedersen
1748–
Anders Pedersen
1751–
Johannes Pedersen
1754–

Spouse and Children

    Male1715–Male

    Maria Larsdatter

    Female1719–Female

MARRIAGE
June 1739
Idd, Østfold, Norway
children

(5)

    Ole Pedersen

    Male1739–Male

    Thore Pedersen

    Male1744–1747Male

    Lars Pedersen

    Male1748–Male

    Anders Pedersen

    Male1751–Male

    Male1754–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Ole Pedersen Skaugerud

    Male1685–1751Male

    Gunild Henrichsdatter Tangen

    Female1695–Female

siblings

(16)

    Peder Olsen

    Male1714–Male

    Male1715–Male

    Pernille Olsdatter Tangen

    Female1716–1767Female

    Dorthe Olsen

    Female1716–Female

    Nils Olsen

    Male1717–Male

+11 More Children

World Events (5)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 21

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 24

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 86

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

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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Sources (1)

  • Peder Olsen in entry for Johannes Pedersen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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