Jens Peter Gundersen

Male14 October 1830–before 1925

Brief Life History of Jens Peter

When Jens Peter Gundersen was born on 14 October 1830, in Oslo, Norway, his father, Gunder Johnsen Saktmoe, was 25 and his mother, Marthe Torchelsdatter, was 22. He married Carolina Peterson about 1850, in Oslo, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1925.

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Jens Peter Gundersen
Carolina Peterson
Marriage: about 1850
Josephine Jensen
George Martin Jensen
Henry Jensen
Oleph Jensen
Goldie Jensen

Sources (7)

  • 1865 Norway census
  • Jens Jenson in entry for George C. Stimpson and Goldie Selway, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Peter Gundersen in entry for Josephine Lauterbach, "Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-2009"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850Oslo, Norway
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

    Age 2

    "Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""

    1834 · Fox River Settlement

    Age 4

    Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

    1855 · Erik Werenskiold

    Age 25

    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Alf, Knut, Anders, Astrid, Bjorn, Fredrik, Gudrun, Helmer, Hilmar, Hilmer, Johan.

    Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Gunder, from Old Norse Gunnarr, a compound of gunn ‘battle’ + arr ‘warrior’. Compare Gunderson and Gunnerson .

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

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