Ole Olsen

2 November 1842–
Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life Summary of Ole

When Ole Olsen was born on 2 November 1842, in Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Ole Gjetmondsen, was 32 and his mother, Sophia Olsdotter, was 35. He married Ingeborg Olsdotter on 18 October 1870, in Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Ole Olsen
Ingeborg Olsdotter
Marriage: 18 October 1870
Ole Olsen
John Olsen Breum
Sophia Olsdotter
Getmund Olsen
Britha Olsdotter
Andrew Olsen Breum
Syver Olsen
Britha Olsdotter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1870Jostedal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
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    World Events (7)

    1843 · Edvard Grieg
    Age 1
    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
    1845 · Nonconformist Act
    Age 3
    The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
    1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census
    Age 33
    Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • Ole Olsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Ole Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
    • Ole Olsen in entry for Ole Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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