Jorgen Peter Olsen

22 March 1877–
Skippinge, Vallekilde, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life of Jorgen Peter

When Jorgen Peter Olsen was born on 22 March 1877, in Skippinge, Vallekilde, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Peder Olsen, was 47 and his mother, Elisabeth Eriksen, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Peder Olsen
1829–1890
Elisabeth Eriksen
1838–1915
Ole Jorgen Olsen
1868–1918
Marie Christine Olsen
1870–
Erik Olsen
1871–
Niels Peder Olsen
1874–1904
Jorgen Peter Olsen
1877–
Anna Marie Boldine Olsen
1878–1879
Anders Olsen
1881–

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World Events (3)

1914

Age 37

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.
1917

Age 40

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.
1939

Age 62

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 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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Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Jorgen Peter Olsen - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth-name: Jorgen Peter Olsen

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