Ole Johansen

1721–30 August 1810
Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Ole

When Ole Johansen was born in 1721, in Søndre Trondhjem, Norway, his father, Johan Nielsen, was 28 and his mother, Cathrine Hansdatter, was 25. He had at least 1 son with Berit Olsen. He was buried in Sørum, Akershus, Norway.

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Ole Johansen
Berit Olsen
Ole Olsen

Spouse and Children


    Berit Olsen




Parents and Siblings

    Johan Nielsen


    Cathrine Hansdatter




World Events (4)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 15

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.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 18

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.
1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 80

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Johann (Scandinavian), Johann (German), vernacular forms of Johannes ( see John ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ole Johansen in entry for Ole, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Johansen, "Norway Burials, 1666-1927"
  • Ole Johansen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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