Frederik Overson

11 July 1843–1899 (Age 55)
Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Frederik

When Frederik Overson was born on 11 July 1843, in Ravnholt, Herrested, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Ove Christian Andersen, was 39 and his mother, Maren Mogensdatter, was 23. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Deer Lodge, Montana, United States in 1880. He died in 1899, in Redding, Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Ono Cemetery, Ono, Shasta, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ove Christian Andersen
Maren Mogensdatter
Christian Overson
Frederik Overson
Jens Overson
Maren Christine Ovesen

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World Events (8)

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
Age 4
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.
1848 · The California Gold Rush
Age 5
On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
Age 16
The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): apparently a variant of Everson .Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Ovesen .Americanized form of Norwegian Oversen: patronymic from the personal name Over, a rare variant in Agder of Olve (see Ouverson ). The surname Oversen is extinct in Norway.

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

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CHRISTIAN OVERSON: Personal History, compiled by Manilla Overson Moulton (1945)

Christian Overson was born June 11, 1840, Harrester parish, Roundholt, Denmark. He was the son of Ova Anderson and Maren Mogensdatter and was the eldest of four children. His father died while he, C …

Sources (13)

  • Frederik Hansen in household of Ane Christen Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
  • Frederik Ovesen in household of Hans Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Frederich Ovesen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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