Karen Asbjornsen

Drange, Tysnes, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Karen

When Karen Asbjornsen was born in 1759, in Drange, Tysnes, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Asbiørn Johannesson, was 42 and her mother, Marta Mikkelsdatter, was 35. She married Amund Pedersen in 1790, in Lund, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died in Eigersund, Rogaland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Karen Asbjornsen
Amund Pedersen
Marriage: 1790
Andreas Amundsen
Asbiorn Amundsen
Ommund Ommundsen

Spouse & Children

Lund, Rogaland, Norway


Parents & Siblings

  • Asbiørn Johannesson


  • Marta Mikkelsdatter




  • Inger Asbjornsen


  • Johannes Asbjornsen


  • Female1759–Female

  • Omund Asbjornsen


World Events (6)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 42

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 51

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1825 · Sloopers

Age 66

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.

Name Meaning

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Sources (3)

  • Karen Asbiornsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Karen Asbiornsdr in entry for Andreas Amundsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Karen Asbiornsdr in entry for Asbiorn Amundsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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