Maren Sofie Olsdatter (1791-1868) aka Maren Sophia Olsdatter of Gullestad (b. 1791, Gullestad farm, Liknes or Lechnes parish, Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. 1868, Herad, Vest-Agder, Norway)
Maren was the daughter of Ole Svensen (1762-1819) aka Ole Svensen of Øye Øvre, and Anne Olsdatter (1762-1851) aka Anne Olsdatter of Eigeland ytre. She was born on Gullestad farm, Liknes or Lechnes parish, Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder, Norway.
Her siblings include: Ingerid Olsdatter of Gullestad (1796-?); and Samuel Olsen of Gullestad (1800-1887) who married Margrete Elisabeth Vaarum.
Gullestad farm, Norway:
Maren and her family appeared in the 1801 Norway Census living in Gullestad, Liknes parish, Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder, Norway. She was listed under the name "Maren Sophia Olsd" and her sister is listed as "Inger Olsdtr". Ole's occupation was listed as "Bonde og gaardbeboer".
Maren married Peder Andreas Hansen (1790-1849) aka Peder Andreas Hansen of Log on December 28, 1811 at Herad parish, Vest-Agder, Norway. She was listed as "Maren Sophie Olsdr" and he was listed as "Peder Andreas Hansen".
She and Peder had the following children: Hans Pedersen (1814-1896) who married Anne Marie Berntsdatter (1827-?); Anna Pedersdatter (1816-1831); Olene Andrea Pedersdatter (1819-?) who married Willum Larsen (c1820-1896) and had a son, Jakob E. Willumsen (1853-1928), that emigrated to the US; Ole Mathias Pedersen (1822-1914), a baker, who married Thea Johanne Torstensdatter (1825-c1864) and had three children emigrate to the US; Helene Elisabeth Pedersdatter (1825-?); Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?) who may have had had a daughter, Inga Pedersen, who emigrated to the US and marry Emil Schneider; and Hans Elias Pedersen (1837-?).
Maren appears in the 1865 Norway Census living on Klungeland farm in Herad parish, Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway with her son Hans Pedersen. The census lists her birthplace as "Qvinesdal". She is listed as "Maren Sofie Olsdatter".
She died in 1868.
She may be buried in Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway.
Maren Sofie Olsdatter (1791-1868) was the third, great-grandmother of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). She was the third, great-grandmother of Judith Kaye Grothe (1947- ). She was the great-grandmother of Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940).