John Asbjornsen

1820–1908 (Age 87)
Grønning kirke, Nordland, Norway

The Life of John

When John Asbjornsen was born on 30 June 1820, in Grønning kirke, Nordland, Norway, his father, Asbjorn Jonsen, was 21 and his mother, Lisbet Sjursdatter Gjølmo, was 21. He married Guri Svendsdatter Fet on 30 June 1839, in Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway in 1820. He died in 1908, at the age of 88.

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John Asbjornsen
Guri Svendsdatter Fet
Marriage: 30 June 1839
Elise Jonsen
Svein Jonson
Svend Jonsen
Brita Jonsen
Britta Johansen
Brita Jonsdtr
Brita Jonsdtr

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30 June 1839
Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway


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World Events (8)

1825 · Sloopers

Age 5

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.
1825 · Sondre Norheim

Age 5

Birth of Sondre Norheim. Emigrated in 1884 with his wife and children and settled in North Dakota. Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. He is known as the father of Telemark skiing. He made important innovations in skiing technology by designing new equipment.
1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 23

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

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  • John Asbjornsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Jon Asbjornsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • John Asbjornsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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