Ole Erichsen Bjørtomt

8 May 1800–26 February 1842 (Age 41)
Hemsedal, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Ole

When Ole Erichsen Bjørtomt was born on 8 May 1800, in Hemsedal, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Erich Olson Grondale, was 36 and his mother, Ingeri Olsdatter, was 22. He married Ragnil Andersdatter Torset on 17 June 1821, in Nes, Hole, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 26 February 1842, in Hurdal Kirke, Hurdal, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 41, and was buried in Hurdal Kirke, Hurdal, Akershus, Norway.

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Ole Erichsen Bjørtomt
Ragnil Andersdatter Torset
Marriage: 17 June 1821
Nils Olsen
Erich Olsen Lundberg
Inge Marie Olsdatter
Karen Margrethe Olsdatter
Karen Margrete Olsdatter
Anders Olsen
Ole Olsen Norgaard
Johannes Olsen
Christen Olsen
Johan Christian Olsen

Spouse and Children

17 June 1821
Nes, Hole, Buskerud, Norway


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 1

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

Age 10

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
1812 · Record-keeping

Age 12

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Eirik or Erich ( see Erickson ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ole Eriksen in entry for Karen Magrethe, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Ole Eriksen in entry for Johannes Jonassen Tangen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Ole Grøt in entry for Nels Norgaard, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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