Samuel Olsen was born on 22 November 1817 as the son of Ole Knudsen and Bridt Samuels Dr. He married Stina Maria Nielsdatter on 11 February 1844. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 April 1872, at the age of 54.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .
German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.