Niels Andersen

1715–1784 (Age 69)
Ballsnes, Nordland, Norway

The Life of Niels

When Niels Andersen was born in 1715, in Ballsnes, Nordland, Norway, his father, Anders Olsen, was 30 and his mother, Marit Andersdatter, was 26. He married Agnis Larsdatter about 1747, in Evenes kirke, Nordland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Evenes kirke, Nordland, Norway in 1715. He died after 1784, at the age of 70.

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Niels Andersen
Agnis Larsdatter
Marriage: about 1747
Anders Nielsen
Gertrud Nielsdatter
Lars Nielsen
Maren Nielsdatter
Martha Maria Nielsdatter
Bereth Nielsdatter
Jon Nielsen
Maren Nielsdatter

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about 1747
Evenes kirke, Nordland, Norway


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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 21

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 24

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 Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Niels Andersson in entry for Jon Nielsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Niels Andersen in entry for Anders Nielsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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