Martin Ottesen

8 June 1837–28 July 1922 (Age 85)
Levanger, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Martin

Martin Ottesen was born on 8 June 1837, in Levanger, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway as the son of Otter Olsen Gran and Morthine Mortensdatter. He married Henrikka Nicolina Rasmusdatter on 13 March 1864, in Nordre Trondhjems amt, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 28 July 1922, at the age of 85, and was buried in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway.

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Martin Ottesen
Henrikka Nicolina Rasmusdatter
Marriage: 13 March 1864
Ole Martinsen
Karen Martinsdatter/
Martine Martinsdatter/
Hanna Margrethe Ottesdatter
Inga Rasmine Martinsdatter
Olaf Marius Ottesen

Spouse and Children


    Henrikka Nicolina Rasmusdatter


13 March 1864
Nordre Trondhjems amt, Norway


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Otter Olsen Gran


    Morthine Mortensdatter




World Events (8)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 6

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 8

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1860 · School Act

Age 23

School Act of 1860 which required permanent schools in both towns and rural areas.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Otto ( see Ott ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Ottarsen in entry for Johan Jorgensen and Karen Ottesen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Marthin Ottersen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Martin Ottesen in entry for Olaf Marius Ottesen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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