Berte Eriksen

Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Berte

When Berte Eriksen was born on 16 January 1788, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Erich Jensen, was 48 and her mother, Marta Syversen, was 54. She married Osten Arnesen on 13 January 1815, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Berte Eriksen
Osten Arnesen
Marriage: 13 January 1815
Agnete Ostensen
Anders Ostensen
Even Ostensen Lee
Anders Ostensen
Maria Ostensen

Spouse & Children

13 January 1815
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway


Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 13

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

Age 22

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
1825 · Sloopers

Age 37

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, Old Norse Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Berte Eriksdr in entry for Anders Ostensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Bertha Eriksdatter in entry for Ole Olson Myhre and Maria Ostensdatter Stoen, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Berte Eriksdr in entry for Agnete Ostensdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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