Niels Andersen

1713–1773 (Age 60)
Skiptvet, Østfold, Norway

The Life of Niels

Niels Andersen was born about 1713, in Skiptvet, Østfold, Norway. He married Ingri (Inger) Andersdatter on 4 March 1739. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1773, in his hometown, at the age of 60, and was buried in Skiptvet, Østfold, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Niels Andersen
Ingri (Inger) Andersdatter
Marriage: 4 March 1739
Anders Nielsen
Christen Nielsen
Aamund Nielsen
Ane Nielsen

Spouse & Children

4 March 1739
Skiptvet, Østfold, Norway


World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 23

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 26

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

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Niels Andersen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Niels Andersen in entry for Amund Nilsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Nils Andersen in entry for Ane Nilsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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