Jon Østensen

before 6 March 1803–8 December 1877 (Age 74)
Svatsum Kirke, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Jon

When Jon Østensen was born before 6 March 1803, in Svatsum Kirke, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Østen Poulsen, was 32 and his mother, Berit Johnsdatter, was 32. He married Marthe Olsdatter Bergum on 25 April 1830. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 8 December 1877, in his hometown, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Jon Østensen
Marthe Olsdatter Bergum
Marriage: 25 April 1830
Ane Johnsdatter Melbøbakken

Spouse and Children

25 April 1830


    Ane Johnsdatter Melbøbakken


Parents and Siblings

    Østen Poulsen


    Berit Johnsdatter




    Poul Ostensen


    Paul Østensen



World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 7

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 7

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1825 · Sloopers

Age 22

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.

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Sources (1)

  • Jon Ostensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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