Niels Andersen

1719–1760 (Age 41)
Soknedal, Midtre Gauldal Prestegjeld, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born in 1719, in Soknedal, Midtre Gauldal Prestegjeld, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, his father, Anders Amundsen Aarhaug, was 39 and his mother, Ingri Nilsdatter Løkken, was 37. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Kirsti Olsdatter. He died in 1760, in Soknedal, Midtre Gauldal Prestegjeld, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
Kirsti Olsdatter
Ingri Nielsdatter
Anders Nielsen
Ingri Nielsdatter
Brynild Nielsdatter
Ingri Nilsdatter Aarhaug

Spouse & Children



  • Ingri Nielsdatter


  • Anders Nielsen


  • Ingri Nielsdatter


  • Brynild Nielsdatter


  • Female1760–1840Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Anders Amundsen Aarhaug


  • Ingri Nilsdatter Løkken




World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 17

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 20

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)

  • Niels Aarhauen in entry for Ingri Nielsdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Niels Andersen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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