Nils Tollesen

Male3 August 1794–1858

Brief Life History of Nils

When Nils Tollesen was christened on 3 August 1794, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Tollev Nilsen, was 41 and his mother, Sigrid Engebretsdatter, was 44. He married Kari Pedersen on 12 December 1828. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in 1858, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 64.

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Nils Tollesen
Kari Pedersen
Marriage: 12 December 1828
Tollev Nilsen
Peder Nilsen

Sources (8)

  • Niels Tollevsen in entry for Tollev, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Nils Tohlesen in entry for Peder, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Niels Tollevsen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1828
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

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

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

    1812 · Record-keeping

    A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swedish Tollesson: rare patronymic from a variant of the personal name Torleiv (see Tollefsen ).

    Altered form of Tollefson , a surname of Norwegian origin.

    English: variant of Tollison .

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

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