Marta Olsen


Brief Life History of Marta

When Marta Olsen was born in 1672, in Kjøs, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, her father, Ola Lassesen, was 31 and her mother, Gjertrud Iversdotter, was 27. She married Augund Knudsen in 1700, in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. She died in 1749, in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, at the age of 77.

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Marta Olsen
Marriage: 20 June 1734

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  • Marriage
    20 June 1734Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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    World Events (4)

    1685 · Norway Church

    Age 13

    The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.

    1700 · Norwegian calendar change

    Age 28

    1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 64

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

    Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

    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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