Otto Kaspersen Nygaard

2 August 1902–28 August 1974 (Age 72)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Otto Kaspersen

When Otto Kaspersen Nygaard was born on 2 August 1902, in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Lars Elias Kaspersen Nygaard, was 47 and his mother, Anna Severine Ottesdatter Grindheim, was 41. He married Esther Mathea Pedersen Wevelstad on 16 March 1935. He died on 28 August 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Otto Kaspersen Nygaard
Esther Mathea Pedersen Wevelstad
Marriage: 16 March 1935

Spouse and Children


    Esther Mathea Pedersen Wevelstad


16 March 1935
Sandviken kirke, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Parents and Siblings

    Lars Elias Kaspersen Nygaard


    Anna Severine Ottesdatter Grindheim




    Henrikke Marie Kaspersen Nygaard



    Olga Veibrogine Kaspersen Nygaard


    Kristian Andreas Kaspersen Nygaard


    Alvilda Gustava Kaspersen Nygaard


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World Events (4)

1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 2

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 
1905 · Freedom for Norway

Age 3

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.
1923 · Naming Law

Age 21

Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

Name Meaning

Scandinavian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, from ny ‘new’ + gård ‘farm’.

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

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