Ole Olsen

before 11 February 1787–10 February 1865 (Age 77)
Idestrup, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Ole

When Ole Olsen was born before 11 February 1787, in Idestrup, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Ole Taering Olsen, was 30 and his mother, Maren Olesdatter, was 27. He married Karen Pedersdatter on 4 March 1819, in Idestrup, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Systofte, Systofte, Maribo, Denmark in 1834. He died on 10 February 1865, in Idestrup, Maribo, Denmark, at the age of 78, and was buried in Systofte, Maribo, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Ole Olsen
Karen Pedersdatter
Marriage: 4 March 1819
Ole Olsen
Niels Olsen
Hans Olsen
Jens Olsen
Jens Olsen
Jens Olsen
Anne Kirstine Olsen

Spouse and Children

4 March 1819
Idestrup, Maribo, Denmark



    Niels Olsen


    Hans Olsen


    Jens Olsen



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 2

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 5

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Age 21

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

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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Sources (3)

  • Ole Olesen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Ole Olsen in entry for Niels Olsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Ole Olesen in entry for Niels, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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