Ole Christophersen Berg

about 1727–
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life of Ole Christophersen

When Ole Christophersen Berg was born about 1727, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Niels Andersen, was 40 and his mother, Johanne Truelsdatter, was 23. He married Johanne Christiansdatter on 26 May 1775, in Vor Frue, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ole Christophersen Berg
Johanne Christiansdatter
Marriage: 26 May 1775
Christoffer Berg
Hellene Berg
Anna Dorothea Berg
Else Maria Berg
Johanne Kirstine Berg
Friderika Amalia Berg

Spouse and Children

26 May 1775
Vor Frue, Copenhagen, Denmark


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 3

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 35

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Name Meaning

1 German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.2 Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Schönberg ( see Schoenberg ) and Goldberg .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ole Christophersen Berg, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Ole Christophersen Berg, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ole Berg in entry for Friderika Amalia Berg, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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