Jon Kristofer Gjertson Brandsdal

1901–5 February 1973 (Age 72)
Gulen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Jon Kristofer Gjertson

Jon Kristofer Gjertson Brandsdal was born in 1901, in Gulen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. He married Gudrun Andersdatter Vatle in 1921, in Haus, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 5 February 1973, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Jon Kristofer Gjertson Brandsdal
Gudrun Andersdatter Vatle
Marriage: 1921
Georg Andreas Brandsdal
Maria Brandsdal
Gudrun Brandsdal

Spouse and Children

Haus, Hordaland, Norway


    Georg Andreas Brandsdal


    Maria Brandsdal


    Gudrun Brandsdal


World Events (4)

1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 3

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 
1905 · Freedom for Norway

Age 4

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.
1923 · Naming Law

Age 22

Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

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