Andreas Olsen

Brief Life History of Andreas

When Andreas Olsen was born on 25 September 1845, in Eiker, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Ole Andersen, was 45 and his mother, Marthe Nilsdatter, was 42. He married Karolina Olesdatter about 1870, in Vestfold, Norway. He lived in Haug, Norderhov, Buskerud, Norway in 1845 and Buskerud, Norway in 1845. He died in 1930, in Drammen, Drammen, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Andreas Olsen
1845–1930
Karolina Olesdatter
1849–
Marriage: about 1870

Sources (9)

  • Andreas, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Andreas, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Andreas, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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World Events (8)

1847 · Nordlyset

First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.

1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

1869 · Gustav Vigeland

Birth year of Gustav Vigeland. Well-known Norwegian sculptor. His statues can be seen in Frogner Park in Oslo which sculpture area occupies 80 acres.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

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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