Borghild Elise Olsen

about 1896–
Kolsrud, Flå, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Borghild Elise

When Borghild Elise Olsen was born about 1896, in Kolsrud, Flå, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Ole Torgersen, was 61 and her mother, Gunhild Marie Korneliusdr, was 25. She lived in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway in 1896 and Modum, Buskerud, Norway in 1900.

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Ole Torgersen
Gunhild Marie Korneliusdr
Borghild Elise Olsen
Olga Marie Olsen

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World Events (3)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 4

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.
1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 8

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 
1940 · Norway in WW II

Age 44

German occupation of Norway from 9 April 1940 to 9 May 1945. Much damage was done to northern Norway.

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.

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

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  • Borghild Elise Olsd. in household of Gunhild Marie Korneliusd., "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Borghild Elise, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Berghild Elise, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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