Jacob Olsen

27 July 1825–
Herstedvester, Cophgn., Denm.

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Olsen was born on 27 July 1825, his father, Ole Pedersen, was 32 and his mother, Kirsten Mogensdr, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Ole Pedersen
1793–1838
Kirsten Mogensdr
1799–1864
Christen Jensen
1823–
Jacob Olsen
1825–
Lars Olsen
1827–

Parents and Siblings

    Ole Pedersen

    Male1793–1838Male

    Kirsten Mogensdr

    Female1799–1864Female

siblings

(3)

    Christen Jensen

    Male1823–Male

    Male1825–Male

    Lars Olsen

    Male1827–Male

World Events (7)

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Age 4

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 22

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 34

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 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 (3)

  • Jacob Olsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jacob Olsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Jacob Olsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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