Ole Eriksen Åsum

1755–1816 (Age 61)
Vinger, Hedemarkens Amt, Norway

The Life of Ole Eriksen

When Ole Eriksen Åsum was born in 1755, in Vinger, Hedemarkens Amt, Norway, his father, Erich Olsen Spetalen, was 24 and his mother, Mari Hansdatter Åsum, was 22. He married Ellen Audensdatter Stømner on 1 July 1784, in Vinger, Hedemarkens Amt, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 15 December 1816, in Vinger, Hedemarkens Amt, Norway, at the age of 61, and was buried in Norway.

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Ole Eriksen Åsum
Ellen Audensdatter Stømner
Marriage: 1 July 1784
Mari Olsdatter Assum

Spouse & Children

1 July 1784
Vinger, Hedemarkens Amt, Norway


  • Mari Olsdatter Assum


Parents & Siblings



  • Arne Eriksen Aasum


  • Male1755–1816Male

  • Hans Eriksen Aasum


  • Berte Eriksen Åsum


  • Female1763–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 46

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 55

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
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 55

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

Name Meaning

South German: topographic for someone who lived close to a boundary, Middle High German soum. However, the word could also mean ‘pack animal's load’, and so may be a metonymic occupational name for a packer or carrier.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ole Eriksen in entry for Mari Olsdr, "Norway Burials, 1666-1927"
  • Ole Eriksen in entry for Eli Pedersdr, "Norway Burials, 1666-1927"
  • Ole Erichsen in entry for Mari Olesdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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