Oleana Maria Jacobsdatter

Female3 September 1797–September 1854

Brief Life History of Oleana Maria

When Oleana Maria Jacobsdatter was born on 3 September 1797, in Glemmen, Smaalenenes, Norway, her father, Jacob Oudensen, was 28 and her mother, Ellen Thorine Jacobsdatter, was 25. She married Hans Hendriksen on 21 June 1822, in Tune, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died in September 1854, in Utah, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Hans Hendriksen
Oleana Maria Jacobsdatter
Marriage: 21 June 1822
Hendrik Hansen
Idda Elizabath Hansdatter
Ellen Thorine Hansen
Ova Jacob Hansen
Gunnill Marie Hansen
Hans Olin Hansen

Sources (23)

  • Olianna Maria Jacobsdatter in household of Ole Bentsen, "Norway Census, 1801"
  • Marie n in entry for Hans Olien Hansen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
  • Glemmen, Ostfold, Norway 1801 census. Family census record for Jacob Ouensen and Elen Thorne Jacobsdtr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1822Tune, Østfold, Norway
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 4

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

    Age 17

    Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

    Name Meaning

    American: from the name of the city of Olean in Cattaraugus County, NY. It was randomly chosen as a replacement for the Italian surname Agoglia .

    History: The progenitor of the Oleans was Rocco Agoglia who came to RI in 1900 from Italy. He reportedly changed the surname to Olean after a teacher of his children had suggested to do so, and it was the teacher who picked the new surname for them from a map.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1854: Ship "Benjamin Adams" Oleana Maria Jacobsdatter and children Ova, Gunnil and Hans.

    From Fredericia, journeyed we Dec. 19, 1853, by ferry from Fredericia to Strib, from there with two wagons, to Odense, 2 o'clock p.m. Dec. 20 We lay in the hotel till 8 o'clock, then to Nyborg on two …

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