Jens Knudsen

16 March 1815–11 July 1836 (Age 21)
Idd, Østfold, Norway

The Life Summary of Jens

When Jens Knudsen was born on 16 March 1815, in Idd, Østfold, Norway, his father, Knud Jorgensen, was 26 and his mother, Berthe Jensdatter, was 33. He lived in Østfold, Norway in 1815. He died on 11 July 1836, at the age of 21.

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Knud Jorgensen
Berthe Jensdatter
Jens Knudsen
Marie Knudsdatter
Carl Cristian Knudsen
Cecelia Maria Knudsdatter
Else Cathrine Knudsdatter
Jorgen Knudsen
Johan Martin Knudsen Sundelius
Jens Bernhard Knudsen

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World Events (5)

1825 · Sloopers
Age 10
First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
1825 · Sondre Norheim
Age 10
Birth of Sondre Norheim. Emigrated in 1884 with his wife and children and settled in North Dakota. Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. He is known as the father of Telemark skiing. He made important innovations in skiing technology by designing new equipment.
1828 · Henrik Ibsen
Age 13
Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jens Knudsen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Jens Knudsen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Jens Knudsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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