Josef Olsson Holvæ

Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Josef

Josef Olsson Holvæ was born in 1720, in Hordaland, Norway. He married Ingebjørg Jonsdatter Vestrheim in 1744, in Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway. He died in Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway, and was buried in Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Josef Olsson Holvæ
Ingebjørg Jonsdatter Vestrheim
Marriage: 1744

Spouse and Children

Ulvik, Ulvik, Hordaland, Norway

World Events (6)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 16

Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 19

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.
1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 81

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Olaf ( see Olsen ).2 German (Eastphalia): patronymic from a short form of the personal name Ulrich .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Josef Holvæ Olsson Family Records, Frystæ 125

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