Family History - Olsen Family; 19-152


Family History - Olsen Family

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Family history of Enoch Calus Olsen b c 1861 d 1839, and Hermione Olsen, nee Woodcock b 1862 d 1927 and their descendants.
Enoch's birth surname was Schjelvaag. He changed it to Olsen when he settled in New Zealand.

Enoch Olsen came to New Zealand from Norway in 1877, aged 16, on the ship "Fernglen". He married Hermione Woodcock in 1882 and they had six children. He initially became a farmer then in 1904 he was registered as a master. He served the Mangawai area from 1904 to the 1920's and captained the "Kawau" and "Daphne". He died in 1939 aged 78.

These items are part of a large collection from Bev Ross which includes numerous photos, historical books and research material covering early settler family life in the Mangawhai and surrounding areas.

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