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Hello, can anyone please help me to find any of my late fathers family? 
He was born in Lillestrøm in 1924 and his name is Rolf Johannes Olsen. He joined the merchant navy as a teenager and eventually married an English woman (my mother) and lived in the UK until his death. I would love to find any relatives I may have or even just some information of where I can look. 
Thank you so much!

Marie. 

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Do you know the names of his parents? I don't find any Rolf Johannes christened in Lillestrøm in 1924.

 

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It is quite possible he was christened in some of the neighbour communities to Lillestrøm. If you know his parents name we might find them in the 1920 census and have some idea of where else to look

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There is one Rolf Johannes Olsen listed in the War Sailor Register which fits the description, although he was born in 1921 and not 1924 as the thread starter has stated.

 

https://www.krigsseilerregisteret.no/sjofolk/507508

 

According to searches at FamilySearch, he seems to have married a Florence A. Borras (sp?) in 1947, and might be the same as the Rolf Johannes Olsen who died in 1981 in Yorkshire. 

 

DTH

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The problem is that Fagereng was in Rælingen (Fet parish). But Fagereng was so close to Lillestrøm/Strømmen (Skedsmo parish) that they could choose Strømmen church or Skedsmo church. Lillestrøm did not have a church at that time, but church services were performed in the Indremissionen chapel in Lillestrøm. and noted in the church register, but not always

 

I have searched for baptisms in Fet/Rælingen and Skedsmo without success.

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Maybe we should wait until Marie Olsen has confirmed that we are on the right track or not. The big question is the birth year (1921 or 1924). If it is the right person, then I think I have the names of a bunch of siblings ...

 

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4 timer siden, Dag T. Hoelseth skrev:

There is one Rolf Johannes Olsen listed in the War Sailor Register which fits the description, although he was born in 1921 and not 1924 as the thread starter has stated.

 

https://www.krigsseilerregisteret.no/sjofolk/507508

 

According to searches at FamilySearch, he seems to have married a Florence A. Borras (sp?) in 1947, and might be the same as the Rolf Johannes Olsen who died in 1981 in Yorkshire. 

 

DTH

Christening: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050315021084

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11 minutter siden, Ragnhild K. Brænd skrev:

Ah ... Nes! It makes sense, somehow, as the mother of Rolf Johannes Olsen b. 1921 was born at Nes, Romerike in 1893. We just have to get confirmed that this is the same Rolf Johannes that Marie Olsen is asking about.

 

DTH

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This Rolf Johannes Olsen died 1981 in England;

 

The England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

Name: Rolf Johannes Olsen
Death Age: 60
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1921
Registration Date: Oct 1981
[Nov 1981] 
[Dec 1981] 
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration District: Cleveland
Inferred County: Cleveland
Volume: 3
Page: 2213

 

 

Married Florence A (Annie) Borras in 1947;

 

The England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

Name: Rolf J Olsen
Registration Date: Jul 1947
[Aug 1947] 
[Sep 1947] 
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District: Middlesbrough
Inferred County: Yorkshire North Riding
Spouse: Florence A Borras
Volume Number: 1b
Page Number: 1821
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6 hours ago, Dag T. Hoelseth said:

There is one Rolf Johannes Olsen listed in the War Sailor Register which fits the description, although he was born in 1921 and not 1924 as the thread starter has stated.

 

https://www.krigsseilerregisteret.no/sjofolk/507508

 

According to searches at FamilySearch, he seems to have married a Florence A. Borras (sp?) in 1947, and might be the same as the Rolf Johannes Olsen who died in 1981 in Yorkshire. 

 

DTH

Oh my goodness, Florence is my mother. I had the year of his birth incorrect. 
Thank you SO much. Now to begin my hunt for family. 

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Really I’m overwhelmed to wake this morning (I’m in the US) and to see that so many kind people have been finding information that I was unable to. Siblings? Amazing! 

2 minutes ago, Marie Olsen said:

Oh my goodness, Florence is my mother. I had the year of his birth incorrect. 
Thank you SO much. Now to begin my hunt for family. 

 

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I will give some more details about the siblings soon, but have to prepare dinner first. 😀

 

DTH

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It’s overwhelming to discover so much in so little time. My Dad was a very private person and never spoke about his family after losing contact when he went to sea.
I WISH I had asked him questions. He was so loved by all who knew him.
Everyone here has been so kind. To see names of grandparents, actual physical evidence of births, marriages and deaths makes my quest even more important. Thank you all. 
 

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2 timer siden, Egil Johannessen skrev:

His parent's wedding - https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/327/pv00000004078856

 

No. 8 - Oslo county, Hauge in Oslo, Parish register (official) no. 3 (1917-1938), Married 1919, Page 9, Quick link: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20050830060592

This marriage is incorrectly translated.
Olaf Mainius Olsen is a construction worker. Residence Engerud, Haga st. Nes. Father is blacksmith Karl Johan Olsen.
Agnes Lydia Olsen is staying home. Residence Elvengen, Haga st. Nes. Father is cottars Olav Marius Olsen, Nordli.

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Here is the death announcement of Solveig Marie Madsen, née Olsen, in Arbeiderbladet 27 February 1950 No. 49, p. 11:

 

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Solveig Marie died on 19 February 1950. The announcement was signed by her parents Agnes and Olaf Olsen, husband Arne Madsen, siblings Arne, Rolf, Henry, Frank, Villy and Sverre as well as (names not listed) parents-in-law, brothger-in-law and sisters-in-law.

 

Solveig Marie and Arne Rudolf Madsen were married in 1947:

 

Lunde kirkebøker, SAKO/A-282/H/Ha/L0001: Lysningsprotokoll nr. 1, 1919-1966, p. 51, no. 20:

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20061027310734

 

Buried at Lørenskog Cemetery, but there is no headstone anylonger (the grave has been reused):

 

https://slektogdata.no/gravminner/grav/5ec7461b-fa5d-41db-8115-756f7a62a4d1

 

DTH

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Rolf's elder brother Arne in the War Sailor Register:

 

https://www.krigsseilerregisteret.no/sjofolk/1003904

 

Arne's christening:

 

Østre Aker prestekontor Kirkebøker, SAO/A-10840/F/Fa/L0012: Ministerialbok nr. I 12, 1913-1924, p. 42, no. 8

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070430310043

 

Østre Aker prestekontor Kirkebøker, SAO/A-10840/G/Ga/L0004: Klokkerbok nr. I 4, 1914-1936, pp. 13-14, no. 8

 

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20060301010009

 

DTH

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Solveig Marie's husband Arne Rudolf Madsen remarried in 1959 Else Synnøve Grønvold (marriage banns in Norsk Lysingsblad 14 December 1959). He died on 20 September 1974, cf. the death announcement in Aftenposten 24 September 1974 No. 439, p. 23:

 

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Not too relevant when searching for possible descendants of Rolf's siblings, but for the record ...

 

Else Madsen's death announcement in Aftenposten 18 September 1982 No. 428, p. 19:

 

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DTH

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Dag, this information opens up the possibility that I may have cousins somewhere? I appreciate your sleuthing skills. Tonight I will raise a toast to you all (and to my newly found family members) 

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7 minutter siden, Marie Olsen skrev:

Dag, this information opens up the possibility that I may have cousins somewhere? I appreciate your sleuthing skills. Tonight I will raise a toast to you all (and to my newly found family members) 

Arne and Vera Olsen had children, as mentioned in Olaf Olsen's death announcement, I just have to find the details ... The other siblings were not married at the time of their father Olaf Olsen's death in 1954, but could of course have married later. But Olsen is a common name, so it will take some time for us to find the details. Solveig Marie and Arne Rudolf Madsen didn't have any common children in their far too short marriage.

 

DTH

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