John Ostensen Bratterud

1865–1952 (Age 86)
Gransherad, Telemark, Norway

The Life of John

When John Ostensen Bratterud was born on 30 June 1865, in Gransherad, Telemark, Norway, his father, Østen Olsen Bratterud, was 32 and his mother, Astri Jonsdatter, was 28. He had at least 2 sons with Anne Olsdatter. He died in 1952, at the age of 87.

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John Ostensen Bratterud
Anne Olsdatter
Osten Johnsen Bratterud
Ole Johnsen Bratterud

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Østen Olsen Bratterud


  • Astri Jonsdatter




  • Lars Østensen


  • Aslaug Østensdatter


  • Ole Ostensen Bratterud


  • Turi Østensdatter


  • Male1865–1952Male

+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1867 · Emigration lists

Age 2

Earliest passenger lists begin in 1867 for the ports of Oslo and Trondheim. Other ports followed.
1869 · Gustav Vigeland

Age 4

Birth year of Gustav Vigeland. Well-known Norwegian sculptor. His statues can be seen in Frogner Park in Oslo which sculpture area occupies 80 acres.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 28

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

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

Sources (1)

  • John Østensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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