Gunhilde Olsen

3 May 1875–4 December 1903 (Age 28)
Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life Summary of Gunhilde

When Gunhilde Olsen was born on 3 May 1875, in Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, her father, Ole Christensen, was 20 and her mother, Elie Thomasen, was 25. She married Johannes Torgersen on 11 June 1898, in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 4 December 1903, in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, at the age of 28.

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Johannes Torgersen
Gunhilde Olsen
Marriage: 11 June 1898
Malvin Joachim Johannessen
Gustav Thomas Johannessen

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  • Marriage
    11 June 1898Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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    World Events (4)

    1876 · Ole Rolvaag
    Age 1
    Birth year of Ole Rolvaag. Born in Dønna, Nordland county, Norway. He became a famous Norwegian-American author for his Giants in the Earth book series. He was also a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
    1882 · Sigrid Undset
    Age 7
    Birth year of Sigrid Undset. Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter.
    1893 · Fridtjof Nansen
    Age 18
    Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

    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.

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