Karen Olsen

Brief Life History of Karen

When Karen Olsen was born on 17 July 1808, in Solør, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Ole Larsen, was 27 and her mother, Martha Pederdatter, was 31. She married Ole Nielsen on 16 June 1837, in Vestre Aker, Kristiania, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 31 October 1881, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ole Nielsen
Karen Olsen
Marriage: 16 June 1837
Carl Edvard Nilsen
Karen Mathea Nielsen
Martin Nicolai Nielsen
Nicolena Amelia Nielsen
Oline Nielsen
Adolph Martin Nicolai Nielsen

Sources (29)

  • Karen Olsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Karen Nielsen, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"
  • Karen Olsdatter in entry for Adolph Martin Nicolai, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

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


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1828 · Henrik Ibsen

Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.

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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