Birgit Steensdotter Sønderaal

1795–11 March 1864 (Age 69)
Ål, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Birgit

When Birgit Steensdotter Sønderaal was born in 1795, in Ål, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Steen Levorsen Sønderaal, was 34 and her mother, Margit Olsdatter, was 37. She married Knud Knudsen Kolsrud on 5 June 1827, in Ål, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 March 1864, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Knud Knudsen Kolsrud
Birgit Steensdotter Sønderaal
Marriage: 5 June 1827
Margit Knudsdatter
Knud Knudsen
Steen Knudsen

Spouse and Children

5 June 1827
Ål, Buskerud, Norway


    Margit Knudsdatter


    Knud Knudsen


    Steen Knudsen


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 6

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 15

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

Age 19

Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

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Sources (3)

  • Bergit Steensdatter in household of Guri Knudsdatter, "Norway Census, 1801"
  • Birgit Steensdr in entry for Knud Knudsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Birgit Steensdr in entry for Margit Knudsdr, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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