Gabriel Østensen

1 February 1717–1782 (Age 64)
Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Gabriel

When Gabriel Østensen was born on 1 February 1717, in Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Øystein Øysteinsen Omvik, was 42 and his mother, Maddel Henningsdtr Hauge, was 29. He married Lisbet Larsdotter Josnes on 3 November 1748, in Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1782, in Landa, Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Østensen
1717–1782
Lisbet Larsdotter Josnes
1722–
Marriage: 3 November 1748
Lars Gabrielsson Fedt
1749–1825
Øystein Gabrielsen Bjørgjo
1752–1822
Lisbet Gabrielsdatter
1753–1831
Magdele Gabrielsen
1751–1830
Lisbet Lande
1755–
Brita Gabrielsdotter Sæberg
1758–1840
Torbiorn Gabrielsen
1761–
Knud Gabrielsen
1763–

Spouse and Children

    Male1717–1782Male

    Lisbet Larsdotter Josnes

    Female1722–Female

MARRIAGE
3 November 1748
Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway
children

(8)

    Lars Gabrielsson Fedt

    Male1749–1825Male

    Magdele Gabrielsen

    Female1751–1830Female

    Øystein Gabrielsen Bjørgjo

    Male1752–1822Male

    Lisbet Gabrielsdatter

    Female1753–1831Female

    Lisbet Lande

    Female1755–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Øystein Øysteinsen Omvik

    Male1675–1740Male

    Maddel Henningsdtr Hauge

    Female1688–1750Female

siblings

(3)

    Male1717–1782Male

    Henning Øysteinsson

    Male1724–1785Male

    Øystein Øysteinsson Omvik

    Male1729–1802Male

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 19

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 22

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gabriel Ostensson in entry for Magdele Gabrielsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Gabriel Ostensson in entry for Magdele Gabrielsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Gabriel Ostensen in entry for Knud Gabrielsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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