Hans Andersen

1702–1774 (Age 72)
Vereide, Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Hans

When Hans Andersen was born in 1702, in Vereide, Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Anders Antoniisen, was 28 and his mother, Anne Olufsdatter, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Agnetha Joensen. He died in 1774, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Hans Andersen
1702–1774
Agnetha Joensen
1705–
Maren Hansen
1728–
Anders Hansen
1745–1797
Anthonius Hansen
1730–
Maren Hansen
1733–
Jon Hansen
1734–1801

Spouse & Children

  • Male1702–1774Male

  • Agnetha Joensen

    Female1705–Female

children

(5)

  • Maren Hansen

    Female1728–Female

  • Anthonius Hansen

    Male1730–Male

  • Maren Hansen

    Female1733–Female

  • Jon Hansen

    Male1734–1801Male

  • Anders Hansen

    Male1745–1797Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 34

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 37

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 (2)

  • Kirkeboker (Gloppen), 1686-1784 - Baptisms
  • Hans Anderson in entry for Jon Hansen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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