Niels Andersen

1718–1768 (Age 50)
Vestby, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born in March 1718, in Vestby, Akershus, Norway, his father, Anders Nielsen, was 42 and his mother, Guri Christensdatter, was 42. He married Gunild Gulbrandsdatter on 3 April 1746, in Kråkstad, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 22 May 1768, at the age of 50, and was buried in Kråkstad, Ski, Akershus, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
1718–1768
Gunild Gulbrandsdatter
1716–1792
Marriage: 3 April 1746
Anders Nilsen
1747–1812
Hans Nielsen
1749–1828

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1746
Kråkstad, Akershus, Norway
children

(2)

  • Anders Nilsen

    Male1747–1812Male

  • Male1749–1828Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Anders Nielsen

    Male1676–1753Male

  • Guri Christensdatter

    Female1676–1740Female

siblings

(6)

  • Olaug Andersen

    Female1714–Female

  • Christen Andersen

    Male1716–1761Male

  • Male1718–1768Male

  • Gunhild Andersdatter

    Female1720–1794Female

  • Maria Andersdatter

    Female1723–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 18

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 21

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 Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Niels Andersen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Niels Andersen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Niels Halvorsen in entry for Hans Nilsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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