Ane Nilsen Grotha

Femaleabout 1801–12 November 1884

Brief Life History of Ane

When Ane Nilsen Grotha was born about 1801, in Troms, Norway, her father, Niels Ediasen, was 42 and her mother, Karen Olsdatter, was 36. She married Ole Olsen on 15 October 1837, in Trondenes, Troms, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 November 1884, in Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Ole Olsen
1810–1849
Ane Nilsen Grotha
about 1801–1884
Marriage: 15 October 1837
Niels Andreas Olsen
1838–1878
Ole Petter Olsen
1841–1861
Hans Christian Olsen
1845–
Kristine Olsd
1845–

Sources (19)

  • Norway census 1801. Trondenes, Troms, Norway. Census record for Niels Eidesen and Karen Olsdatter.
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ane Nilsen(Grotha) - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ane Nilsdatter Grotta
  • Ane Nielsdatter, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1837Trondenes, Troms, Norway
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    about 1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age NaN

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Alf, Bjorn, Lars, Per, Nels, Anders, Bente, Tor, Arnfinn, Astrid. German Hans, Kurt, Ralf, Arnulf, Otto.

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. This form of the surname is also found in Denmark, but it is rare there. Compare Nelsen .

    Altered form of Norwegian Nilssen, a variant of 1, and probably also of the Danish, Norwegian, or North German cognate Nielsen (compare Nilson ).

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

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