Ole Iversen Valheimsvatne


Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Iversen Valheimsvatne was born in 1754, in Rogaland, Norway, his father, Iver Olsen Walde, was 31 and his mother, Lisbet Halvorsdatter, was 31. He married Sofia Andersdatter about 1772, in Årdal, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Ole Iversen Valheimsvatne
Sofia Andersdatter
Marriage: about 1772
Anders Olsen

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1772Årdal, Rogaland, Norway
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 47

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 56

    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

    1825 · Sloopers

    Age 71

    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Iver, Bernt, Erik, Niels, Svein, Alf, Anders, Bent, Bjorg, Einer, Gudmund, Jorgen.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Iver, from Old Norse Ívarr, a compound of either ív ‘yew tree, bow’ or Ing (the name of a god) + ar ‘warrior’ or ‘spear’.

    North German: patronymic from an ancient Germanic personal name, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Iverson 1.

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

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