Margrethe Olsen

about 1683–
Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Margrethe

Margrethe Olsen was born about 1683, in Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark as the daughter of Ole. She married Ole Hansen about 1703, in Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ole Hansen
1659–
Margrethe Olsen
1683–
Marriage: about 1703
Karen Olsen Graah
1704–
Jorgen Olesen
1707–1707
Margrethe Olesen
1708–1726
Jorgen Olesen
1712–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1703
Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark
children

(4)

    Karen Olsen Graah

    Female1704–Female

    Jorgen Olesen

    Male1707–1707Male

    Margrethe Olesen

    Female1708–1726Female

    Jorgen Olesen

    Male1712–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Ole

    MaleMale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 18

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 30

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.
1729

Age 46

Greenland becomes Danish province.

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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