Elling Ellingsen
(Abt 1766-)
Berthe Iversdatter
(Abt 1764-1808)
Kjerstine Ellingsdatter


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Østen Olsen

Kjerstine Ellingsdatter 1931,1932,1939,1940

  • Born: 1798, Norway 1931,1939
  • Christened: 27 May 1798, Vardal, Oppland, Norway 1937,1938
  • Marriage: Østen Olsen on 16 Dec 1819 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway 1928,1935
  • Died: 16 Jun 1870, Atlantic Ocean, enroute to Quebec aged 72 1932,1939

bullet   Cause of her death was dysentery.1939


bullet  General Notes:

100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway Solem, Swiggum & Austheim

Bark Anna Delius
Last updated April 27, 2001
The Anna Delius was built in 1854 at Bremen, Germany. Her burden was 337 Norwegian Commercial lasts. Her dimensions were: length 148 feet, beam 30.8 feet and depth 20.5 feet. The Anna Delius sailed from Norway to Quebec with emigrants during the years 1866 - 1871. She was owned by N. O. Young in Christiania.

In 1870 the bark Anna Delius departed from Christiania on April 29th, and arrived at Quebec on June 19th. She was sailing in ballast and was carrying 298 steerage passengers. There was one birth on the voyage, on June 6th, son of Peder Pedersen Rüde. There was also one death, on June 16th, Kirstine Ellingsdatter (71) died from dysentery. Like the year before the ship was mastered by Capt. Neils Th. Iversen. She had a a crew of 16.


Kjerstine married Østen Olsen, son of Ole Ostensen and Marte Johansdatter, on 16 Dec 1819 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway 1928.,1935 (Østen Olsen was born in 1798 in Norway 1931,1932, christened on 30 Sep 1798 in Kind Church, Nordre Land, Norway 1938 and died after 1870 in U. S. A. or Canada 1932,1934.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

email from Svein Skartsæterhagen, July 23, 2001

All the following information is according to the Internet version of the church records of Vardal and the 1801 census:

Østen Olsen and Kirstine Ellingsdatter married 16. Des. 1819 in Vardal, and they had the following children:
Oline 1819
Berte Maria 1821
Ingeborg 1824
Marthe 1827 (my great
great great grandmother)
Elie 1829
Kirstine 1832
"dead born boy" 1835
Beata 1836-40
Randine 1839 (to Amerika 1869)
Østen 1843-43
Niels 1845
(where a range of years is given, it means that I've found that the child died young)

I don't have the baptism dates of Østen and Kirstine / Kjerstine yet, as the church records of Vardal around 1800 are VERY difficult to read, but transcriptions are "on it's way" and will probably be available on the Internet during this year.

Parents of Østen Olsen:
Ole Østensen, born about 1769, buried 6. Aug. 1805 (death date was normally not registered in the church records at that time)
Marte Johansdatter, born about 1778.
I have not found their marriage in the Vardal church records, so I guess they married somewhere else, which will normally imply that at least she was born outside Vardal.
They had at least 3 children: Østen, Johannes, Berte.

Parents of Kjerstine Ellingsdatter:
Elling Ellingsen, born about 1766
Berte Iversdatter, born about 1764, buried 15. Feb. 1808
They married 29. Sept. 1789 in Vardal. They had at least 4 children: Ingeborg, Even, Marie, Kjerstine.
After Berte's death, Elling remarried widow Berte Nielsdatter 22. Jan. 1810 in Vardal.

Above I've used both Kjerstine and Kirstine as her name was spelled differently at different occasions (quite common at that time); I've even seen Kjirstine.

Svein Skartsæterhagen, July 23, 2001

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