- Born: 15 Feb 1848, Hvalørene (Hvaler), Østfold, Norway
- Christened: 24 Apr 1848, Hvaler, Østfold, Norway
- Marriage (1): Carolina Olausdotter Augustin on 9 Jan 1871 in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway 1900
- Died: 14 Jun 1930, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway
- Buried: 21 Jun 1930, Fredrikstad Østre, Østfold, Norway
Another name for Johan was Wilhelm Olsen.1905
S.W. Karlsen of Fredriksstad Blad was told by a genealogist in Norway that:
"Johan Wilhelm Olsen married Karoline Olavesdatter. They had five children (this is apparently incorrect). The family lived in Voldgaten 2 in the old town in Fredrikstad. They bought the house 16.09.1888 for 6000 norw. kroner from Peter Isak Nygaard, who also was a house-painter. Johan Wilhelm Olsen worked for him. Olsen bought the house after Nygaard died. The original house on the site burnt down in 1858, but it was rebuilt."
Thorstein Johnsen recorded:
"Han mistet sine foreldre da han var 7 år gammel og ble borsatt av fattigvesenet til gåarden Kjenvik beliggende på østsiden av Kirkøy. Flyttet til Gamlebyen i Fredrikstad i 1864 hvor han gikk i malerlære. Startet egen malerforretning 1876."
He was named Wilhelm when he was baptised.
In the census for 1865 Wilhelm Olsen was an 18 year old servant for Hans L. Thalberg and his family in Fredrikstad. 1906
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a house painter [Malermester] in 1900 in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway.
Johan married Carolina Olausdotter Augustin, daughter of Olaus Johannson Augustin and Oleana Jacobsdotter, on 9 Jan 1871 in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway.1900 (Carolina Olausdotter Augustin was born on 26 Sep 1846 in Østad gård, Naverstad, Bohuslen, Sweden, christened on 2 Oct 1846 in Naverstad, Bohuslen, Sweden,1907 died on 28 Dec 1926 in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway and was buried on 4 Jan 1927 in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway.)
When they married his father was recorded as Ole Hansen and her father was recorded as Olaus Augustin.
In the census for 1900 Wilhelm and Karoline lived at Voldgade 2 in Fredrikstad. They had three children living with them, all unmarried: Johan Wilhelm, Kristian Oskar and Sofie Wilhelmine. Wilhelm and Karoline were at Voldgaten 2 in 1910, with no children present. 1900,1908,1909