Helene Maria Olsen

29 June 1868–
Lundforlund, Sorø, Denmark

The Life of Helene Maria

When Helene Maria Olsen was born on 29 June 1868, in Lundforlund, Sorø, Denmark, her father, Jens Olsen, was 30 and her mother, Maren Nicolaisen, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Jens Olsen
1838–
Maren Nicolaisen
1847–1902
Helene Maria Olsen
1868–
Karen Nicoline Olsen
1871–1872
Anna Elisabeth Christine Nicoline Olsen
1876–
Karen Oline Olsen
1878–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (6)

1914

Age 46

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.
1917

Age 49

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.
1939

Age 71

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 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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