Ole Bertelsen

Gausdal Høifjellssanatorium, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Ole

When Ole Bertelsen was christened in 1717, in Gausdal Høifjellssanatorium, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Berhil Mortensen, was 46 and his mother, Sigred Andersen, was 49. He married Mari Olsdr in 1785, in Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Ole Bertelsen
Mari Olsdr
Marriage: 1785
Christen Olsen

Spouse and Children



    Christen Olsen


Parents and Siblings

    Berhil Mortensen


    Sigred Andersen





    Ole B. Gausdal


    Morten Bertelsen


World Events (5)

1736 · Confirmation & education

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

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.
1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Bertel, a pet form of Berthold .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ole Bertelsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Ole Bertelsen in the Norway Marriages, 1600s-1800s
  • Ole Bertelsen in entry for Christen Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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