Johan Olsen

11 December 1805–21 August 1879 (Age 73)
Røyken, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Johan

When Johan Olsen was born on 11 December 1805, in Røyken, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Ole Jacobsen Heggum, was 28 and his mother, Anna Marie Jensdatter, was 20. He married Karen Olsdatter on 4 June 1830, in Røyken, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. His occupation is listed as shoemaker,then fisherman in Norway. He died on 21 August 1879, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Levan Cemetery, Levan, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Johan Olsen
Karen Olsdatter
Marriage: 4 June 1830
Martin Mattias Olsen
Olaus Johnson
Amfion Olsen
Lillian Olsen
Olia Johannsdatter
Julin Johnsen
Hagbart Jullin Johnson
Kalo Ingelin "Charles" Olsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 June 1830Røyken, Buskerud, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1810 · Vaccinations
    Age 5
    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 20
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Story Highlight


    Compiled by Sherrie A. Hundley, Great-great granddaughter (John and Karen Olsen were the parents of our great-grandfather, Martin M. Olsen, and six other children.) This information is from an autobi …

    Sources (46)

    • Johan Olson in entry for Olaus Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Johan Olsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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