Ole Olsen Hovde Sr.

Male28 October 1839–15 November 1924

Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Olsen Hovde Sr. was born on 28 October 1839, in Biri, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway, his father, Ole Larson, was 22 and his mother, Mari Olsdatter Berge, was 31. He married Mari Gulbrandsdatter on 1 May 1871, in Rock Prairie, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 15 November 1924, in Hillsboro, Traill, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Hillsboro, Traill, North Dakota, United States.

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Ole Olsen Hovde Sr.
Mari Gulbrandsdatter
Marriage: 1 May 1871
Mary Gelina Hovde
Ole Olsen Hovde Jr
Mattie Hovde

Sources (15)

  • Ole Olsen, "Norway Census, 1865"
  • Ole Olsen Bratengseiet - birth/baptism - 1839
  • Ole Olsen Hovde, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1871Rock Prairie, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1843 · Edvard Grieg

    Age 4

    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

    1845 · Nonconformist Act

    Age 6

    The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

    1862 · Homestead Act

    Age 23

    Homestead Act was passed in the U.S. which made land available for free upon meeting certain conditions. Many Norwegian-Americans acquired land through this process.

    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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