Henrik Olsen

about 1736–13 February 1816 (Age 80)
Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Henrik

When Henrik Olsen was born about 1736, in Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Ole Pedersen, was 30 and his mother, Karen Hendriksen, was 30. He married Anna Borgesdatter in 1757, in Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 13 February 1816, in Udsholt, Græsted-Gilleleje, Frederiksborg, Denmark, at the age of 80, and was buried in Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark.

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Henrik Olsen
Anna Borgesdatter
Marriage: 1757
Lars Hendrichsen
Sidse Henriksen
Borge Henriksen
Jens Henriksen
Sidse Henriksen
Ole Henriksen
Ole Henriksen
Peder Henriksen

Spouse and Children



    Lars Hendrichsen


    Sidse Henriksen


    Sidse Henriksen


    Borge Henriksen


    Ole Henriksen


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World Events (8)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 1

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 6

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 26

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henric Olesen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henrik Olsen - Church record: burial: 15 February 1816; Blistrup, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henrik Olsen - Individual or family possessions: death: 13 February 1816; Udsholt, Frederiksborg, Denmark

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