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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Family Time Line

Osten Mikkelsen
1797–1862
Signe Torgersdatter
1807–
Mikkel Ostensen
1829–
Thone Østensdotter
1832–1910
Anne Ostensdatter
1834–
Tarje Ostensen
1837–
Jens Ostensen
1840–
Saamund Ostensen
1843–
Inger Maria Ostensen
1843–
Maria Ostensdatter
1845–
Saamund Ostensen
1846–

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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.

Sources (2)

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

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