Gertrud Olsen

Female1680–17 October 1740

Brief Life History of Gertrud

When Gertrud Olsen was born in 1680, in Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway, her father, Ole, was 26 and her mother, Mrs. Ole, was 22. She married Aanen Vroldsen in 1698, in Kvås, Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 17 October 1740, in her hometown, at the age of 60.

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Aanen Vroldsen
Gertrud Olsen
Marriage: 1698
Wraal Aanensen
Ole Aanensen

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1698Kvås, Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

      Male1654– Male

      Female1658– Female

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (4)

    1685 · Norway Church

    Age 5

    The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.

    1700 · Norwegian calendar change

    Age 20

    1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 56

    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.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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