Ane Nilsen Grotha

about 1801–12 November 1884 (Age 83)
Troms, Norway

The Life of Ane

When Ane Nilsen Grotha was born about 1801, in Troms, Norway, her father, Niels Ediasen, was 41 and her mother, Karen Olsdatter, was 35. She married Ole Olsen on 15 October 1837, in Trondenes Prestegjeld, Troms, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 12 November 1884, in Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway, at the age of 83.

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Ole Olsen
Ane Nilsen Grotha
Marriage: 15 October 1837
Anna Pernilla Olsdr
Niels Andreas Olsen
Ole Petter Olsen
Hans Christian Olsen
Kristine Olsd

Spouse and Children

15 October 1837
Trondenes Prestegjeld, Troms, Norway


    Anna Pernilla Olsdr


    Niels Andreas Olsen


    Ole Petter Olsen


    Hans Christian Olsen


    Kristine Olsd


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 0

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 9

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 24

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

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ane Nielsdr in entry for Niels Christensen and Ane Olsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Ane Nilsdr in entry for Hans Christian Olesen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ane Nilsdr in entry for Ole Peter Olesen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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