Tollev Nilsen

6 May 1753–1 October 1823 (Age 70)
Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Tollev

When Tollev Nilsen was born on 6 May 1753, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Nils Eriksen, was 32 and his mother, Guri Erlandsdatter, was 31. He married Marit Christensdr on 5 April 1778, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway. He died on 1 October 1823, in his hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway.

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Tollev Nilsen
Marit Christensdr
Marriage: 5 April 1778

Spouse and Children

5 April 1778
Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

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World Events (3)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 48

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 57

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
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 57

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Tollev Nielsen in entry for Niels Tollefsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Tollev Nilsen in entry for Nils Tollefsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Tollev Nilsen in entry for Helje_ Tollefsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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