Ole Ellingson

28 February 1831–29 August 1903 (Age 72)
Fredrikstad, Smaalenenes, Norway

The Life Summary of Ole

When Ole Ellingson was born on 28 February 1831, in Fredrikstad, Smaalenenes, Norway, his father, Elling Hansen, was 34 and his mother, Inger Kirstine Jonsen, was 29. He married Abigail Evans on 1 November 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1880 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 29 August 1903, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ole Ellingson
Abigail Evans
Marriage: 1 November 1861
Abigail Ann Ellingson
Ole Ellingson
Amelia Ellingson
David Elling Ellingson
Emma Ellingson
Sarah Ellingson
Abraham Ellingson
Canute Ellingson
George Alma Ellingson
Berg Ellingson
Christie Ellingson
Barbara Lenora Ellingson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
    Age 1
    "Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 24
    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

    Americanized form of Norwegian Ellingsen and of its rare Swedish cognate Ellingsson.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Ole Ellingson By Christie Ellingson Peterson

    Ole Ellingson, a native of Fredrikstadt, Norway, was born February 28, 1831, the fourth child in a family of seven. Like Nephi of old, he was born of goodly parents, Elling Hansen and Inger K. Jonsen …

    Sources (55)

    • Oley Ellingson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ole Ellingson in entry for Peter Cornelius Peterson and Christie Ellingson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Alta Ellingson in entry for Cannte Ellingson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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