William Oleson

Brief Life History of William

When William Oleson was born on 29 August 1859, in Ålborg, Vor Frue, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Peder Oleson, was 26 and his mother, Annie Maria Jensen, was 28. He married Emilie Amelia Millie Wagner on 14 April 1884, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1872 and lived in Gudum, Fleskum, Ålborg, Denmark for about 10 years and Racine, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He died on 2 May 1949, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mound Cemetery, Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

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William Oleson
Emilie Amelia Millie Wagner
Marriage: 14 April 1884
Florence Janet Oleson
Lulu Henrietta Oleson

Sources (22)

  • Ole Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • William Oleson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • William Oleson, "Find A Grave Index"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Magasin Du Nord

Magasin is a Danish chain of department stores that was founded in 1868 in Copenhagen and still exists today. They can be found in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and the UK.

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alf, Erik, Kristoffer, Nels, Niels.

Americanized form of Danish and Norwegian Olsen and Olesen , and also of the Swedish cognate Olsson .

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

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