Gustav Carlsen

Brief Life History of Gustav

When Gustav Carlsen was born on 8 November 1870, in Sande, Vestfold, Norway, his father, Carl Johnsen, was 35 and his mother, Johanne Birgitte Olsdatter, was 42. He married Valborg Emilie Wernersen on 20 November 1896, in Drammen, Drammen, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Gustav Carlsen
Valborg Emilie Wernersen
Marriage: 20 November 1896
Bjarne Augen Johnsen
Karl August Johnsen
Sigurd Vilhelm Johnsen
Gyda Elvira
Torleif Georg Johnsen

Sources (8)

  • Gustav Karlsen in household of Karl Johnsen, "Norway Census, 1875"
  • Gustav Johnsen in entry for Thorleif Georg, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Gustav Halvorsen in entry for Gyda Elvira, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (5)

1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.

1876 · Ole Rolvaag

Birth year of Ole Rolvaag. Born in Dønna, Nordland county, Norway. He became a famous Norwegian-American author for his Giants in the Earth book series. He was also a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

1904 · Åsta Holth

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Niels, Lars, Lief, Alf, Berger, Bernt, Bjorn, Carsten, Erik, Folmer, Holger, Iver. German Kurt, Bernhard, Friederike, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Hans, Helmut, Otto.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Carl (see also Charles ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Karlsen . Compare Carlson and Charlson .

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

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