Ole Olsen Vaissinen Holseter

1727–1798 (Age 71)
Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Ole

When Ole Olsen Vaissinen Holseter was born in 1727, in Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Ole Tomasen Vaissinen, was 36 and his mother, Mari Arnesdatter Pramhus, was 35. He married Anna Bergersdatter Valkoinen Mengen on 9 April 1765, in Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in 1798, at the age of 71, and was buried in Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Ole Olsen Vaissinen Holseter
Anna Bergersdatter Valkoinen Mengen
Marriage: 9 April 1765
Ole Olsen Hoelsætra
Berger Olsen Holseter

Spouse and Children

9 April 1765
Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway


Parents and Siblings

    Ole Tomasen Vaissinen


    Mari Arnesdatter Pramhus




    Arne Olsen Vaissinen Holseter


    Anne Olsdatter Vaissinen Holseter


    Anne Olsen Vaissinen Holseter



    Anders Olsen Vaissinen Holseter


+2 More Children

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 9

Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 12

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

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 (3)

  • Ole Olsen in entry for Ole Olesen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Olsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Ole Olsen in entry for Ole Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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