Peter Christian Olsen

Brief Life History of Peter Christian

When Peter Christian Olsen was born on 13 January 1845, in Skoger, Skoger, Vestfold, Norway, his father, Ole Hansen, was 26 and his mother, Gunnild M. Andersdr, was 26. He married Thrine Olava Larsdatter in 1869, in Skoger, Vestfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Strømm, Vestfold, Norway in 1875.

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Peter Christian Olsen
Thrine Olava Larsdatter
Marriage: 1869
Olava Lovise Olsen
Christian Georg
Peter Theodor Olsen
Thora Anette Olsen
Laura Amalie Olsen
Otto Olsen

Sources (33)

  • Peter Olsen, "Norway Census, 1875"
  • Peter Kristian Olsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Peter Olssen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (7)

1847 · Nordlyset

First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.

1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

1876 · Ole Rolvaag

Birth year of Ole Rolvaag. Born in Dønna, Nordland county, Norway. He became a famous Norwegian-American author for his Giants in the Earth book series. He was also a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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