Karen Halvorsen


Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Halvorsen was born in 1849, in Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway, her father, Halvor Olsen, was 32 and her mother, Pauline Paulsdatter, was 41. She married Nils Larsen about 1884, in Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1894, at the age of 45.

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Nils Larsen
Karen Halvorsen
Marriage: about 1884
Ole Peter Nilsen
Karsten Nilsen
Ottar Nicoli Nilsen

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  • Marriage
    about 1884Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (7)

    1855 · Erik Werenskiold

    Age 6

    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    1857 · Theodor Kittelsen

    Age 8

    Birth year of Theodor Kittelsen. One of the most popular artists in Norway. He became famous for his nature paintings, as well as his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.

    1862 · Homestead Act

    Age 13

    Homestead Act was passed in the U.S. which made land available for free upon meeting certain conditions. Many Norwegian-Americans acquired land through this process.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Age, Lars, Alf, Bjorn, Egil, Iver, Knut, Maren, Per, Vidar.

    Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Halvor, Old Norse Hallvarthr, composed of the elements hallr ‘(flat) stone’ + varthr ‘guardian, defender’. Compare Halvorson and Holverson .

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

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