Ole Pedersen

Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Pedersen was born in 1720, in Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Peder Olsen, was 39 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 35. He married Anne Jensdatter on 29 October 1746, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 9 February 1781, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 61, and was buried in Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Ole Pedersen
1720–9 February 1781
Anne Jensdatter
Marriage: 29 October 1746
Kirstine Olsdatter
Peder Olsen
Karen Olsdatter
Marie Olsdatter
Anna Olesdatter
Mallena Olsdatter

Sources (18)

  • Birth record for twins Ole Pedersen and Anna Pedersdatter
  • Ole Pedersson, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Death record for Ole Pedersen

World Events (6)


Greenland becomes Danish province.

1730 · Danish Asia Company

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.

English: variant of Peterson .

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

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