Rasmus Olesen

1 May 1819–1864 (Age 44)
Mejlhede, Gøttrup, Vester Han, Thisted, Denmark

The Life Summary of Rasmus

When Rasmus Olesen was born on 1 May 1819, in Mejlhede, Gøttrup, Vester Han, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Ole Rasmussen, was 31 and his mother, Maren Jensdatter, was 26. He married Maren Pedersen Meilhead in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Them, Vrads, Skanderborg, Denmark in 1860 and Battle Creek, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died in 1864, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 45.

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Rasmus Olesen
Maren Pedersen Meilhead

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    Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 10
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 13
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Jorgen, Niels, Per, Bjorn, Britt, Lars, Nels, Rigmor, Sven, Uffe.Danish and Norwegian: variant of Olsen . It is rare in Norway. Compare Oleson .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Rasmus Olsen in household of Ole Rasmussen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • R Olson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rasmus Olesen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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