Rasmus Olsen

Brief Life History of Rasmus

When Rasmus Olsen was born on 11 May 1771, in Onsøy, Smaalenenes, Norway, his father, Ole Helgesen, was 37 and his mother, Karen Bertelsd, was 32. He married Anna Pedersen on 8 October 1794, in Råde, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Rasmus Olsen
1771–
Anna Pedersen
1777–1828
Marriage: 8 October 1794
Andreas Rasmusen
1795–
Poul Rasmusen
1798–
Jorgen Rasmusen
1802–
Olia Rasmusen
1807–
Malene Rasmusen
1810–

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  • Christening Record

World Events (7)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

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.

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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