(Miss) (Miss) Olsen

about 1664–
Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Miss

When (Miss) (Miss) Olsen was born about 1664, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, her father, Ole Madsen Solstad, was 53 and her mother, Marthe Knudsdatter, was 49.

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Family Time Line

Ole Madsen Solstad
1611–1690
Marthe Knudsdatter
1615–1690
Sidsel Olsdatter
1630–1689
Mads Olsen
1641–1690
Ingri Olsdatter
1645–
Engebret Olsen
1655–1726
Kari Olsdatter
1655–1756
Pouell Olsen
1658–1690
(Miss) (Miss) Olsen
1662–
(Miss) (Miss) Olsen
1664–
(Mr. ) Olsen
1666–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1685 · Norway Church

Age 21

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 36

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 72

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

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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