Maren Maria

Maren Maria Sjursdatter, born 1849 in Lødingen, Norway. She was the daughter of a fisherman who died when she was six years old.
At the age of 15, she became pregnant, the child's father was the neighbour boy Petter, also 15. They got married at the age of 16, but before she got 17 she became a widow as Petter drowned in a storm during the Lofot fishing season. Their son Sjur was born fatherless in 1865, the same year as her mother Anna died.

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