Ole Bertelsen

Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Bertelsen was christened on 15 August 1717, in Gausdal Høifjellssanatorium, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Bertil Mortensen, was 47 and his mother, Sigred Andersdatter, was 50. He married Ingeborg Pedersen on 19 May 1744. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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Ole Bertelsen
Ingeborg Pedersen
Marriage: 19 May 1744
Hans Olsen
Peder Olsen
Hans Olsen
Morten Olsen

Sources (5)

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

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bertel, Iver, Niels, Nils, Sven, Viggo.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Bertel, a pet form of Berthold . Compare Bartelson and Bertelson .

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

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