Ole Johansen

1721–30 August 1810
Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life Summary 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 was buried in Sørum, Akershus, Norway.

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Ole Johansen
Berit Olsen

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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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Per, Niels, Nils, Thor, Johan, Bjorn, Lars, Oluf, Borge, Holger, Jarl.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Johan (Scandinavian), Johann (German), vernacular forms of Johannes (see John ). Compare Johanson and Johnson .

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

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Sources (4)

  • Ole Johansen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Ole Johansen in entry for Ole, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Johansen, "Norway Burials, 1666-1927"

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