Tarje Ostensen

30 July 1837–
Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway

The Life of Tarje

When Tarje Ostensen was christened on 30 July 1837, in Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway, his father, Osten Mikkelsen, was 40 and his mother, Signe Torgersdatter, was 30.

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Osten Mikkelsen
Signe Torgersdatter
Mikkel Ostensen
Thone Østensdotter
Anne Ostensdatter
Tarje Ostensen
Jens Ostensen
Saamund Ostensen
Inger Maria Ostensen
Maria Ostensdatter
Saamund Ostensen

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World Events (3)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

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

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1847 · Nordlyset

First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.

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.

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  • Tarje Ostensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Tarje Ostensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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