Johanne Dorthea Botten Martinsen

17 January 1880–1953 (Age 73)
Aremark, Østfold, Norway

The Life of Johanne Dorthea

When Johanne Dorthea Botten Martinsen was born on 17 January 1880, in Aremark, Østfold, Norway, her father, Martín Magnussen Espelund, was 18 and her mother, Kristiane Alette Olsdatter, was 21. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Johan Peter Samuelsen. She died in 1953, at the age of 73.

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Johan Peter Samuelsen
Johanne Dorthea Botten Martinsen
Marthe Sofie Martha Blakkestad
Haakon Blakkstad

Spouse and Children



    Marthe Sofie Martha Blakkestad



Parents and Siblings

    Martín Magnussen Espelund


    Kristiane Alette Olsdatter





    Olga Marie Melby


    Martinius Magnussen


    Ole Magnus Magnussen


    Nils Magnusen


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World Events (6)

1882 · Sigrid Undset

Age 2

Birth year of Sigrid Undset. Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Her best-known work is Kristin Lavransdatter.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 13

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 20

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’.2 English: possibly a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Old Norse botn ‘valley bottom’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Botton in Lancashire or Botton Cross in North Yorkshire.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms named Botn, Botten, or Botnen, from Old Norse botn ‘small valley’, ‘valley end’. Compare Botner .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Johanne Dorthea, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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