Ole Jensen

Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Jensen was christened on 26 December 1719, in Østre Toten, Oppland, Norway, his father, Jens Nielsen, was 56 and his mother, Sophie Rasmussen, was 53.

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Family Time Line

Jens Nielsen
1663–1740
Sophie Rasmussen
1667–
Jensen
1697–1697
Niels Jensen
1698–1748
Johannes Jensen
1699–1699
Peder Jensen
1700–1700
Kari Jensdatter
1700–
Jens Jensen
1705–
Pernille Jensen
1711–1715
Eli Jensen
1714–
Mari Jensen
1717–
Ole Jensen
1719–
Torchild Jensen
1722–
Johan Jensen
1725–

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    World Events (5)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.

    1739 · Universal schooling

    First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

    English: variant of Jennison .

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

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