Johanne Gjertsdatter

21 February 1816–4 October 1884 (Age 68)
Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway

The Life Summary of Johanne

When Johanne Gjertsdatter was born on 21 February 1816, in Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway, her father, Giert Hansen, was 26 and her mother, Rachel Rasmusdatter, was 20. She married John Olsen on 1 November 1842, in Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 4 October 1884, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Olsen
Johanne Gjertsdatter
Marriage: 1 November 1842
Helene or Helena Olsen
Ole Olsen
Johan Hendrik Olsen
Regine Cecelia Olsen
Josephine Olsen
John Taylor Olsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1842Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · Sloopers
    Age 9
    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.
    1834 · Fox River Settlement
    Age 18
    Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

    Name Meaning

    and Norwegian feminine form of Johan .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    My notes on Johanna Gjertsdr Olsen Larsen

    M9PN-WLD NEW YORK PASSENGER LISTS, 1820-1957. 1856 Feb 18, JOHN J BOYD Johanne Olsen, 39, Female, Wife Risor Par Reg, 17713, pt. 1 - 39693, pt. 3; LDS Mission Risor, 17632, pt. 6. (Dorothy Jensen) …

    Sources (24)

    • Joanna Larsen in household of Suein Larsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Johannah in entry for John T. Olsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joanna Larson in household of L Larson, "United States Census, 1860"

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