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  • Andreas Gelsenius (1699 - 1749)
  • Andreas Gelsenius (1611 - 1677)
    Andreas Thoreri Gelsenius föddes 1611 i Gärdserum prästgård, (E) av föräldrarna Elsa Svensdotter (21 år) och hennes man kyrkoherden i Gärdserum, Thoreus Caroli (31 år) 1643 (22 aug) blev Andreas präs...
  • Jonas Gelsenius (1653 - 1694)
    21. Jonas Svenonis Gelsenius, född i Tingstad 1653 5/3. Son till företrädaren. Student i Åbo 1669; prv. 1676 24/3; genom Kungl. Maj:ts bref, utfärdadt på hans egen osanna berättelse och emot konsistori...
  • Nathanael Gelsenius (1666 - 1725)
  • Samuel Gelsenius (deceased)

About the Gelsenius surname

The surname Gelsenius is the surname of a family of Lutheran ministers centered at Gärdserum, Sweden. It was a common practice for ministers to adopt Latinized surnames taken from the names of their parishes. According to local expert Barbro Behrendtz, the surname Gelsenius was inspired from the parish name Gärdserum. In past the parish name was spelled Gärserum, Gälserum Gelserum, Gälvesrum and Gellersrum.

In later generations descendants of this family adopted the alternative forms Gärdeman and Gerdeman.