Brita Olsdotter

Female25 March 1804–1 September 1844

Brief Life History of Brita

When Brita Olsdotter was born on 25 March 1804, in Åmot, Brunskog, Värmland, Sweden, her father, Olof Jansson, was 36 and her mother, Kjersti Andersdotter, was 37. She married Nils Persson on 26 July 1828, in Brunskog, Värmland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 1 September 1844, in Brunskog, Värmland, Sweden, at the age of 40, and was buried in Brunskog, Värmland, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Nils Persson
Brita Olsdotter
Marriage: 26 July 1828
Per Nilsson
Johannes Nilsson
Maria Nilsdotter
Anna Nilsdotter
Caisa Nilsdotter
Anders Nilsson
Stina Nilsdotter
Märta Nilsdotter

Sources (16)

  • Brita Olsdr in entry for Martha, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Brita Olsdr in entry for Anders, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Brita Olsdr in entry for Cajsa, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1828Brunskog, Värmland, Sweden
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (3)


    Age 5

    Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.


    Age 10

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.


    Age 28

    Göta Canal opened.

    Name Meaning

    Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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