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
Gunild Gulbrandsdatter
Marriage: 3 April 1746
Anders Nilsen
Hans Nielsen

Spouse & Children

3 April 1746
Kråkstad, Akershus, Norway


  • Anders Nilsen


  • Male1749–1828Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Anders Nielsen


  • Guri Christensdatter




  • Olaug Andersen


  • Christen Andersen


  • Male1718–1768Male

  • Gunhild Andersdatter


  • Maria Andersdatter


+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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