Niels Toresen Bergsbakken

1696–1752 (Age 56)
Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway

The Life Summary of Niels

When Niels Toresen Bergsbakken was born in 1696, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Tore Halvorsen Bergsbakken, was 38 and his mother, Anne Nilsdatter, was 40. He married Barbro Haldorsdatter Skrutvold on 23 December 1729, in Skrautvål, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1752, in Etnedal, Oppland, Norway, at the age of 56, and was buried in Skrautvål, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Niels Toresen Bergsbakken
Barbro Eriksdatter Fuksebrekke
Marriage: 2 April 1736
Tore Nielsen Aabol
Barbro Nielsdatter Bergsbakken
Halvor Nielsen Bergsbakken
Erik Nielsen Bergsbakken
Haldor Nielsen Bergsbakken

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1736Skrautvål, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1700 · Norwegian calendar change
    Age 4
    1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
    1736 · Confirmation & education
    Age 40
    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 43
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Birgit, Borge, Britt, Lars, Nils, Paal, Thoralf.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Thor .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Niels Thoresen, Aurdal Parish Register, Skrautvål Births and Christenings, 1696
    • Niels Thoreson Bergsbacche, Aurdal Parish Register, Skrautvål Engagements and Marriages, 1736
    • Niels Thoreson Bergsbacke, Aurdal Parish Register, Skrautvål Deaths and Burials, 1752

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