Sophie Reichwein

1689–10 July 1750 (Age 61)
Vingnes, Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Sophie

When Sophie Reichwein was born in 1689, in Vingnes, Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway, her father, Georg Reichwein, was 54 and her mother, Catharina Sverdrup, was 32. She married Jorgen Bjelke von Meding on 22 May 1719, in Stange, Hedmark, Norway. She died on 10 July 1750, at the age of 61, and was buried in Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Jorgen Bjelke von Meding
1684–1732
Sophie Reichwein
1689–1750
Marriage: 22 May 1719

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 May 1719
Stange, Hedmark, Norway

Parents and Siblings

    Georg Reichwein

    Male1635–1715Male

    Catharina Sverdrup

    Female1657–1701Female

siblings

(5)

    Lorentz ( Laurits) Reichwein

    Male1680–1735Male

    Elisabet Sophie Reichwein

    Female1682–1753Female

    Gertrud Catharina Reichwein

    Female1684–1726Female

    Georga Catharine Reichwein

    Female1687–1760Female

    Female1689–1750Female

World Events (3)

1700 · Norwegian calendar change

Age 11

1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 47

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 50

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

German: from the Germanic personal name Rīchwin, composed of rīc ‘power(ful)’ + win ‘friend’.

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

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