Ole Andersen

Vereide, Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Ole

When Ole Andersen was born in 1712, in Vereide, Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Anders Antoniisen, was 38 and his mother, Anne Olufsdatter, was 34. He married Aagaathe Jacobsdr on 8 June 1732, in Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters.

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Ole Andersen
Aagaathe Jacobsdr
Marriage: 8 June 1732
Anne Olsdr
Anders Olsen
Kari Olsen
Jacob Olsen
Birthe Olsen
Anthons Olsen
Brithe Olsen
Aagaathe Olsen
Ole Olsen

Spouse & Children

8 June 1732
Gloppen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway


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+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 24

Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 27

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.
1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 89

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

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Kirkeboker (Gloppen), 1686-1784 - Baptisms
  • Ole Anderssen in entry for Ole Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Anderssen in entry for Aagaathe Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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