Birthe Margrethe Olsen

22 January 1854–
Tømmerup, Torup, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life Summary 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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Birthe Margrethe? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hans Nielsen
Birthe Margrethe Olsen
Marriage: 20 February 1880
Birthe Kirstine Nielsen
Ane Christine Nielsen

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



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).
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.

Possible Related Names


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"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.