Guri Olsen

Female9 October 1805–

Brief Life History of Guri

When Guri Olsen was born on 9 October 1805, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Ole Iversen, was 36 and her mother, Berthe Tollefsen, was 38.

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Family Time Line

Ole Iversen
1769–
Berthe Tollefsen
1767–
Tollev Olsen
1795–
Marthe Olsen
1795–
Maria Olsen
1797–
Iver Olsen
1800–
Anne Olsen
1802–
Guri Olsen
1805–

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (3)

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 5

    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

    1810 · Ole Bull

    Age 5

    Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

    1812 · Record-keeping

    Age 7

    A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

    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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