Ole Christian Tellefsen

25 December 1836–13 September 1885 (Age 48)
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway

The Life Summary of Ole Christian

When Ole Christian Tellefsen was born on 25 December 1836, in Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Tellef Aanensen, was 36 and his mother, Anna Helvig Tolvsdatter, was 38. He married Ingeborg Iversen on 20 January 1866, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 13 September 1885, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ole Christian Tellefsen
Ingeborg Iversen
Marriage: 20 January 1866
Ingeborg Caroline Tellefsen
Christian Alfred Tellefsen
Thomas August Tellefsen
Clara Ann Tellefson
Thorval Alma Tellefsen
Betsy Olevia Tellefsen
Joseph Andreas Tellefsen
Etta Marie Tellefsen
Rachel Petrine Tellefsen
Frances Olena Tellefsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1866Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1843 · Edvard Grieg
    Age 7
    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 19
    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Tellef, Aane, Ingeborg, Toralf, Torleif.Norwegian: patronymic from Tellef, a form of the Old Norse personal name Thorleifr, composed of the name of the god Thórr (see Thor ) + leifr ‘heir, descendant’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Trek Across the Plains and Twist of Fate

    Taken from Ole Christian Tellefsen's Diaries: "We began our trek July 16 and endured storms, Indians and driving oxen. On September 10th Borther W.B. Preston, captan of the church train, asked A. Hal …

    Sources (45)

    • Ole Tellefsen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • O C Tellefson in entry for Ivan Henry Danielson and Frances O Tellefson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Ole J Telefson in entry for Caroline I Carlson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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