Ole Pedersen

1720–9 February 1781 (Age 61)
Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Ole

When Ole Pedersen was born in 1720, in Østermarie, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Peder Olsen, was 38 and his mother, Karen Jensdatter, was 35. He married Anne Jensdatter on 29 October 1746. 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.

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Family Time Line

Ole Pedersen
Anne Jensdatter
Marriage: 29 October 1746
Kirstine Olsdatter
Peder Olsen
Caren Olsdatter
Marie Olsdatter
Anna Olesdatter
Magdalene Olsdatter

Spouse and Children

29 October 1746


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)


Age 9

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 10

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

Age 17

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

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ole Pedersen in entry for Anna Kirstina Olsen, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • A file of the original record for Ole Pedersen and Anne Jensdatter and family
  • Ole Pedersen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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