Anders Olsen

7 February 1807–
Kleppe, Telemark, Norway

The Life of Anders

When Anders Olsen was born on 7 February 1807, in Kleppe, Telemark, Norway, his father, Ole Andersen, was 36 and his mother, Dorte Knudsdatter, was 31. He died in his hometown.

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Family Time Line

Ole Andersen
1771–1826
Dorte Knudsdatter
1776–1854
Gulbrand Olsen
1795–1881
Margit Olsen
1797–
Aslaug Olsen
1803–
Anders Olsen
1807–
Ingeborg Olsen
1814–
Gunhild Olsen
1817–1818

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 3

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
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 3

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1812 · Record-keeping

Age 5

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

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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