John Andersen

Male22 July 1828–

Brief Life History of John

When John Andersen was born on 22 July 1828, in Balestrand, Vågsøy, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Anders Johnsen Rødsæter, was 28 and his mother, Britha Eriksdotter, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Anders Johnsen Rødsæter
1800–
Britha Eriksdotter
1808–
John Andersen
1828–
Thuri Andersdotter
1831–1893
Erich Andersen
1833–
Knudt Andersen
1834–
Synneva Andersdatter
1838–1873
Erik Andersen
1840–
Iver Andersen
1843–1843
Magdelie Andersdatter
1844–1844
Iver Andersen
1845–
Anders Andersen
1848–
Magdeli Andersdotter
1851–

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  • John, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (8)

1829 · Colonel Hans Christian Heg

Age 1

Birth year of Colonel Heg Hans Christian Heg emigrated in 1840 with his parents to Muskego, Wisconsin. Norwegian American Civil War hero, abolitionist, journalist, anti-slavery activist, politician and soldier. He was best known for leading the Scandinavian 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment on the Union side in the American Civil War. 

1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Age 4

"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."""

1860 · School Act

Age 32

School Act of 1860 which required permanent schools in both towns and rural areas.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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