Ole Olsen

1768–1839 (Age 71)
Moseby, Åstrup, Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Ole

When Ole Olsen was born on 17 January 1768, in Moseby, Åstrup, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Ole Jensen Vaver Piil, was 57 and his mother, Mrs Marie Jensen Piil, was 32. He married Kirsten Andersdatter on 18 March 1796, in Åstrup, Maribo, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 January 1839, at the age of 70.

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Ole Olsen
Kirsten Andersdatter
Marriage: 18 March 1796
Maren Olsdatter
Ole Olsen
Anders Olsen

Spouse & Children

18 March 1796
Åstrup, Maribo, Denmark


  • Female1796–Female

  • Olsen


  • Male1799–1799Male

  • Anders Olsen


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World Events (6)

1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 8

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 21

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 24

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ole Olsen in entry for Anders, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Ole Olsen in entry for Maren, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Ole Olsen in entry for Unknown, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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