Theresa Amanda Olsen

22 May 1883–14 August 1959 (Age 76)
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Theresa Amanda

When Theresa Amanda Olsen was born on 22 May 1883, in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Thor Olsen, was 42 and her mother, Marie Jacobsdatter, was 27. She married Andrew Turbin Anderson on 23 February 1906, in Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Albert Lea Township, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 14 August 1959, in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Turbin Anderson
Theresa Amanda Olsen
Marriage: 23 February 1906
Turban Andrew Anderson
Arthur Melvin Anderson
Asta Marie Anderson
Karl Martin Anderson
Mildred Theresa Anderson
Bertha Margaret Anderson
Helen Catherine Anderson
George Gilbert Anderson

Spouse and Children

23 February 1906
Hayward, Freeborn, Minnesota, United States



    Arthur Melvin Anderson


    Asta Marie Anderson


    Karl Martin Anderson


    Mildred Theresa Anderson


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 1

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 20

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Theresa A Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Theresa Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Therese J Anderson in household of Andrew T Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"

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