Ragnhild Östensen

1861–1926 (Age 65)
Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Ragnhild

When Ragnhild Östensen was born on 27 May 1861, in Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, her father, Østen Davidsen, was 31 and her mother, Sonneva Larsdr, was 22. She married Jörgen Petersen on 13 December 1890, in Bergen, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 28 June 1926, in Fana, Hordaland, Norway, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Ragnhild Östensen
1861–1926
Jörgen Petersen
1866–1932
Marriage: 13 December 1890
Gertrud Petersen
1899–1929

Spouse & Children

  • Female1861–1926Female

  • Jörgen Petersen

    Male1866–1932Male

MARRIAGE
13 December 1890
Bergen, Norway
children

(1)

  • Gertrud Petersen

    Female1899–1929Female

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1862 · Homestead Act

Age 1

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.
1865 · 1865 Norwegian Census

Age 4

Arranged by county, clerical district, parish. Includes names with their birth years & places, position in family, occupation, indexes to farms & localities.
1882 · Sigrid Undset

Age 21

Birth year of Sigrid Undset. Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ragnilde Ostensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ragnhild Østensen in entry for Kitty Petersen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ragnhild Östensen - Government record: birth: about 1870; Norway

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