Johanna Elisabeth Berg

1 April 1839–
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Johanna Elisabeth

When Johanna Elisabeth Berg was born on 1 April 1839, her father, Johan Andreas Olsen Berg, was 22 and her mother, Johana Margrethe Johnsdr, was 25.

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Johan Andreas Olsen Berg
Johana Margrethe Johnsdr
Johan Edward Hansen Berge
Johanna Elisabeth Berg

Parents and Siblings

    Johan Andreas Olsen Berg


    Johana Margrethe Johnsdr




World Events (7)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 4

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 6

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Age 36

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.

Name Meaning

1 German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.2 Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Schönberg ( see Schoenberg ) and Goldberg .

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

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  • Johanna Elisabeth, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Johanna Elisabeth Berg, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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