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Posted - 10/04/2021 :  01:12:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am finding it impossible to locate/access info about a "famous" family member, Knut Knutson Skoro (Skaro). From what I've learned, he was the best fiddler in Hol, in his time. I believe he was born in 1822, the son of Knut Helgeson Skoro. I would like to know much more about him/his family. A photo, if possible, of him (with his fiddle), as I know those were quite special and personalized, to some degree. A Norwegian cousin said he was referred to as the, Skoren, and spent more time fiddling than farming, so had to sell the farm. Any leads to credible documents, and writings from either of the towns mentioned above books would be greatly appreciated.

Leah Snider

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Posted - 10/04/2021 :  01:25:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Knut Knutson Skøro (1822-1894)

Edited by - jwiborg on 10/04/2021 01:30:16
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Posted - 10/04/2021 :  05:14:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The article linked to by Jan quotes many of the mentions of Knut you are seeking in the bygdebøker of Aal and Hol and other sources as well. The page is also translated to English via Google (but you will find some glitches there.)

From the Folk og Fortid i Hol index the references to the spelemann are these:
Book 2 page 635
Book 5 pages526-527 & 531-533

The farm the spelemann is recorded on is Nedre Skøro and his history goes further back to include Øvre Skøro and then will carry to other farms as well.

The new Aal bygdebøker (2008) are still online here is a link to the spelemann's entry family #2082:

Here is the catalog listing of Folk og Fortid i Hol at the familysearch site:

The World Cat listing for the books give you a number of libraries that hold them.

In addition the Hallinglag of America has both sets of bygdebøker, as well as a print copy of Den Gamle Garden and an English translation of Den Gamle Garden published serially in the Lag's magazine Hallingen, which can be visited at their location in the Red River Valley Genealogical Society Library on the campus of Bonanzaville, Cass county North Dakota Historical Museum.

Edited by - jkmarler on 10/04/2021 05:40:12
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Posted - 08/05/2021 :  01:34:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you both SO much for finding/sending this information. I really appreciate it. While the Google translation is a bit "odd" for some things (I know that happens), it gives me a good general idea, and certainly more facts than I had!

Leah Snider
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