Anders Ostensen

1823–1907 (Age 84)
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Anders

When Anders Ostensen was born on 26 February 1823, in Brattberg, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Osten Arnesen, was 30 and his mother, Berte Eriksen, was 35. He married Johanna Syversen on 9 September 1848. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Onalaska, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States in 1900. He died on 29 November 1907, in Holmen, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84.

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Anders Ostensen
Johanna Syversen
Marriage: 9 September 1848
Berte Andersdatter
Syverinde Andersen
Osten Andersen
Bernt Andersen Taje
Syverine Andersen Taje
Augusta Andersen Taje
John Andersen Taje
Anders Andersen Taje

Spouse & Children

9 September 1848


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Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · Sloopers

Age 2

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 22

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

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 (3)

  • Anders Anderson in household of Easten Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew Eustonson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andrew Eastenson, "United States Census, 1870"

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