Lars Jonsen

Rogaland, Norway

The Life of Lars

When Lars Jonsen was born in 1816, in Rogaland, Norway, his father, Jon Person, was 39 and his mother, Elisabet Navarsdatter, was 41. He married Brita Mauritsen in 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Lars Jonsen
Brita Mauritsen
Marriage: 1837
Jon Larsen
Anna Larsen

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World Events (8)

1825 · Sloopers

Age 9

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 9

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.
1847 · Nordlyset

Age 31

First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, North German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Johannes ( see John ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lars Jensen in entry for Lars Larsen and Clara Carlsdatter, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Lars Jonsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Lars Jonsen in entry for Malena Larsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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