Ole Knudsen

14 June 1766–
Modum, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Ole

When Ole Knudsen was born on 14 June 1766, in Modum, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Knud Pederssen, was 47 and his mother, Bertha Halvorsdatter, was 43.

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Family Time Line

Knud Pederssen
1719–
Bertha Halvorsdatter
1723–
Anne Knudsdatter
1753–
Anne Knudsdatter
1753–
Kirsten Knudsdatter
1756–
Peder Knudsen
1759–1847
Halvor Knudsen
1762–
Ole Knudsen
1766–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1719–Male

    Bertha Halvorsdatter

    Female1723–Female

siblings

(6)

    Anne Knudsdatter

    Female1753–Female

    Anne Knudsdatter

    Female1753–Female

    Kirsten Knudsdatter

    Female1756–Female

    Male1759–1847Male

    Halvor Knudsen

    Male1762–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 35

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 44

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
1828 · Henrik Ibsen

Age 62

Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Ole Knudsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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