Otto Vilhelm Berling

5 May 1887–15 October 1953 (Age 66)
Fredrikshald, Smaalenenes, Norway

The Life of Otto Vilhelm

When Otto Vilhelm Berling was born on 5 May 1887, in Fredrikshald, Smaalenenes, Norway, his father, Carl Johan Berling, was 40 and his mother, Maria Kristina Johanssen Ronn, was 39. In 1940, at the age of 53, his occupation is listed as seaman was his occupation in Østfold, Norway. He died on 15 October 1953, in Camarillo, Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 66.

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Carl Johan Berling
Maria Kristina Johanssen Ronn
Gustav Berling
Anna Marie Berling
Carl Marinius Berling
Ellen Marikka Berling
Anna Victoria Berling
Thure Linus Berling
Otto Vilhelm Berling

Parents and Siblings

    Carl Johan Berling


    Maria Kristina Johanssen Ronn




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 6

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1905 · Freedom for Norway

Age 18

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.

Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: perhaps, as Søndergaard suggests, from German Berlingk, a patronymic from Berit, a dialect form of the personal name Berthold .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Otto Burling, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Otto Berling, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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