Ole Olsen Hovde Sr

28 October 1839–15 November 1924 (Age 85)
Biri, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway

The Life 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, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

1 May 1871
Rock Prairie, Rock, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ole Larson


    Mari Olsdatter




    Lars Olsen Hovde



    Mari Olsdatter


    Christian Olsen


    Peter Olsen


+2 More Children

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

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)

  • Ole O Hovde, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Olin O Hovde, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ole O Hovde Sr., "United States Census, 1920"

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