Mathias Olsen

14 May 1805–
Sannidal, Telemark, Norway

The Life of Mathias

When Mathias Olsen was born on 14 May 1805, in Sannidal, Telemark, Norway, his father, Ole Andersen, was 33 and his mother, Maria Mathiasdatter Oterøe, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Ole Andersen
1771–
Maria Mathiasdatter Oterøe
1775–
Anders Olsen
1795–
Mathis Olsen
1796–
Karen Olsdatter
1798–
Anne Olsdatter
1800–
Gunil Olsdatter
1802–
Mathias Olsen
1805–
Casper Olsen
1807–

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World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 5

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 5

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 38

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

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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