Birthe Margrethe Olsen

22 January 1854–
Tømmerup, Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Birthe Margrethe

When Birthe Margrethe Olsen was born on 22 January 1854, in Tømmerup, Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark, her father, Ole Pedersen, was 43 and her mother, Birthe Kirstine Hansen, was 38. She married Hans Nielsen on 20 February 1880. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Hans Nielsen
1851–1886
Birthe Margrethe Olsen
1854–
Marriage: 20 February 1880
Birthe Kirstine Nielsen
1881–
Ane Christine Nielsen
1883–1895

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 February 1880
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Ole Pedersen

    Male1811–Male

    Birthe Kirstine Hansen

    Female1815–1880Female

siblings

(5)

    Maren Kirstine Olsen

    Female1842–1842Female

    Peder Olsen

    Male1843–1922Male

    Hans Olsen

    Male1846–1921Male

    Jens Olsen

    Male1849–Male

    Female1854–Female

World Events (7)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 5

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 5

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
1914

Age 60

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

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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Sources (3)

  • Birthe Margrethe Olsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Birthe Margrethe Olsen in entry for Ane Christine Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Birthe Margrethe Olsen in entry for Birthe Kirstine Nielsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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