Otto August Askildsen

(born 1896)

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Otto August Askildsen
1896
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1896
Stavanger, ROGALAND County, Norway
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Otto August Askildsen was born in 1896 in Stavanger, Norway.
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As of the 1865 Norwegian Census, Otto August Askildsen was single / never-married.
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Otto August Askildsen was born in in Stavanger, ROGALAND County, Norway
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