Karen Maria Olsen


Brief Life History of Karen Maria

When Karen Maria Olsen was born in 1800, in Denmark, her father, Ole, was 32 and her mother, Mrs. Ole, was 29. She married Peder Andersen on 17 January 1823, in Nørre Jernløse, Holbæk, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Nørre Jernløse, Merløse, Holbæk, Denmark for about 36 years. She died in 1852, in Denmark, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Peder Andersen
Karen Maria Olsen
Marriage: 17 January 1823
Jeppe Pedersen
Anders Pedersen
Dødfødt Pedersen
Anders Pedersen

Sources (20)

  • Karen Olun in household of Niels Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Karen Olsdr, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Karen Olsdatter in entry for Dødfødt, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1823Nørre Jernløse, Holbæk, Denmark
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

      Male1768– Male

      Female1772– Female

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)

    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

    Age 5

    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

    Age 8

    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.


    Age 14

    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

    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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