Ole Christopher Olsen

7 February 1825–13 March 1906 (Age 81)
Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Ole Christopher

When Ole Christopher Olsen was born on 7 February 1825, in Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Ole Christophersen, was 34 and his mother, Engel Hansdatter, was 37. He married Caroline Margaret Larsen Jorgensen on 21 April 1851, in Garnisons, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870 and Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1869. In 1857, at the age of 32, his occupation is listed as the personal tailor for brigham young. He died on 13 March 1906, in Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Ole Christopher Olsen
Caroline Margaret Larsen Jorgensen
Marriage: 21 April 1851
Frøken Olsen
Josephine Caroline Marie Olsen
Caroline Olivia Olsen
Joseph Christopher Olsen
Anine Matilda Olsen
Odine Ephraimine "Minnie" Olsen
George Theodore Olsen
Ole Olsen
Augusta Emilie Olson
John Thomas Olsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 April 1851Garnisons, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1838: Hancock, Indiana, United States
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 22
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .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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    Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

    Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

    Sources (84)

    • Ole C Olsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ole C. Olsen in entry for Caroline Olivia Hansen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ole Christoffersen Olsen in household of Ole Christoffersen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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