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fursts
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  16:33:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Benjamin Thordarson was born 22 Aug 1851 at the farm Brunahvammur in Vopnafjarðarhreppur, Norður Múlasýsla. He left Iceland on the SS Björg 26 May 1873. I find him in the 1891 Norway Bergen Census as an unmarried man. Did he arrive in Norway soon after leaving Iceland? It was thought he was leaving for North America. What happened to him after 1891? Did he stay in Norway and die there? Did he leave Norway? Thanks. Sunna.

Sunna Furstenau

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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:13:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you mean this man.

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01052994020994
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fursts
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:20:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. That is him. so what happened to him after 1891?
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:20:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This fellow is listed as a half-brother in a Tree on Ancestry.com


Thordur Thordarson
in the Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Thordur Thordarson
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1831
Birth Place: Iceland
Death Date: 18 May 1904
Death Place: Saskatchewan, Canada
Cemetery: Thingvalla Church
Burial or Cremation Place: Churchbridge, Melville Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Has Bio?: N
Children: Unknown Thordarson
Unknown Thordarson
Gudmundur Thordarson

Thordar Thordarson
in the 1891 Census of Canada
Name: Thordar Thordarson
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birth Place: Ireland
Residence Date: 1891
Residence Place: Broadview, Assiniboia East, Territories, Canada
Relation to Head: Head
Religion: Lutheran
Occupation: Farmer
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
French Canadian: No
Spouse's name: Rosa Thordarson
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Division Number: 27
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Thordar Thordarson 59
Rosa Thordarson 39
Christine Thordarson 4
Laura Thordarson 2

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fursts
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:23:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. I know. That tree gets all the information from our database: www.IcelandicRoots.com - a nonprofit charitable organization. Now there is another family member from Iceland who is searching for this man and what happened to him.
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:27:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a Benjamin Thorderson born about 1852 in Iceland who died in Norway in 1914 in Bergen. Listed as a unmarried umbrella maker (paraplymaker ug.)

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/267/pg00000002580384

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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:34:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably him, no first name given in the 1900 Norwegian Census for Bergen. Living with a Paraplymagersvend which is the same occupation Benjamin had in his death record.

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01037335064117

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fursts
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  17:54:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful!!! thank you so very much!!! I give presentations to the local Sons of Norway groups telling about our common heritage from long ago. It suits me perfectly since I have both Norway and Iceland ancestors. I have been to Norway twice. Our son played in a hockey exchange program when he was just a middle school kid - in 1999 and 2000. I really appreciate your help.
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fursts
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  18:29:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see he is buried at Stiftelsespresten, Kommunepresten - I see that at one time this was a cemetery for paupers.
Also, he was at Neevengården - which was at one time a psychiatric hospital. What was the hospital and the cemetery in Feb of 1917 when Benjamin died?
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fursts
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  18:31:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry -- 1914.
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  22:03:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/01/2020 :  22:12:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Municipal Census 1912 for Bergen also lists his address for 1910.

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/census/person/pf01105551034318
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