Niels Johnsen

18 October 1735–1 November 1780 (Age 45)
Onsøy Kirke, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway

The Life of Niels

When Niels Johnsen was born on 18 October 1735, in Onsøy Kirke, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway, his father, John Sorensen, was 46 and his mother, Marte Hansen, was 40. He died on 1 November 1780, at the age of 45.

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Niels Johnsen
Kari Nielsen

Spouse and Children


    Kari Nielsen


Parents and Siblings

    John Sorensen


    Marte Hansen




    Ingeri Johnsen



    Anne Johnsen


    Ingeborg Johansen


    Hans Johansen


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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 1

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 4

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, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jo(h)n, Johann(es) ( see John ).

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

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