Hans Olsen

19 February 1809–
Vardal, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Hans

When Hans Olsen was christened on 19 February 1809, in Vardal, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway, his father, Ole Jacobsen, was 39 and his mother, Helene Andersdatter, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Ole Jacobsen
1770–1820
Helene Andersdatter
1776–1820
Jacob Olsen
1796–
Marte Olsdatter
1803–1865
Anders Olsen
1800–1806
Anders Olsen
1806–
Hans Olsen
1809–
Ole Olson
1815–1898
Petronelle Johanne Olsdatter
1819–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1810 · Vaccinations

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

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1812 · Record-keeping

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

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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  • Hans Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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