Agnete Ostensen

1814–
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Agnete

When Agnete Ostensen was born on 11 November 1814, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Osten Arnesen, was 21 and her mother, Berte Eriksen, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Osten Arnesen
1793–
Berte Eriksen
1788–
Agnete Ostensen
1814–
Anders Ostensen
1816–1819
Even Ostensen Lee
1819–1900
Anders Ostensen
1823–1907
Maria Ostensen
1829–

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1825 · Sloopers

Age 11

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
1825 · Sondre Norheim

Age 11

Birth of Sondre Norheim. Emigrated in 1884 with his wife and children and settled in North Dakota. Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. He is known as the father of Telemark skiing. He made important innovations in skiing technology by designing new equipment.
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 31

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Agnete Ostensdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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