All Forums | Main Page | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY
 General genealogy
 Stigen - Nærøyfjord
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

Beth Reicker
New on board

Canada
4 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  00:24:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In the mid 1800s my great-great grandparents left Stigen for the USA. Looking for more info on Jens & Severine Styve.

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  00:38:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is a lot of information on this family in the United States, including census data etc. So I assume you are looking for information on them from Norway?

Jens Styve
in the Web: North Dakota, Find A Grave Index, 1850-2012
Name: Jens Styve
Birth Date: 1843
Age at Death: 82
Death Date: 1925
Burial Place: Nelson County, North Dakota, USA

This record might give you some information on their names

Jens Jórgensen Styve
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945
Name: Jens Jórgensen Styve
Gender: Male
Spouse: Severine Elefsdtr
Child: Ole Marten Styve
Church Name: Gol Moland
Church Location: Kenyon, Minnesota

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/03/2018 00:55:05
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  01:33:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a couple that are probably the people you are looking for in the 1865 Census. The first two in the census list are Jens Jørgensen and Sivrine Ellevsdatter and are likely your great-great grandparents from Aurdal, Sogn og Fjordane.

1865

Jens Jørgensen married Severine Elifsdatter on October 16, 1865

#15

His father is Jørgen Olsen and her father was Elif Sjursen

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/03/2018 04:12:48
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  02:29:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Severine Elifsdatter Stegen was confirmed in 1856

#19

Based on the confirmation record these are the parents of Severine in the 1865 Census on Stegen. Father is Ellef Sjursen and mother is Ingeri Kjeldsdatter.

1865

Eilev Sjursen married Ingerid Kjeldsdatter on June 12, 1837

#7

His father is Sjur Jonsen and her father is Kjeld Hermundsen

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/03/2018 03:33:11
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  03:03:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably the confirmation of Jens Jørgensen Styvi in 1857

#6

Father is Jørgen Olsen and mother is Synneva Simonsdatter

Jørgen Olsen married Synneva Simonsdatter on Jun 9,1829.

#10

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/03/2018 03:19:43
Go to Top of Page

Beth Reicker
New on board

Canada
4 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  14:44:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all for the input - lines up with info I have, which only gives me Severine and Jens' births and deaths. Is there any confirmation that they actually lived at the farm on the side of the fjord (Stigen) and the date they would have left for the USA?
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  17:24:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In 1865 Census Jens Jørgensen and his wife Sivrine Ellevsdatter lived on Bakke

When they were married in 1865 Sivrine Eilfsdtter is referenced with the farm name Stegen and her husband with the farm name Bakke. So it is possible that at that time she was living on the Stegen farm before they were married. That conclusion is supported by the fact that also in the 1865 Census the parents of Sivrine, Eilef Sjursen and Ingeri Kjeldsdatter are listed as living on either Stegmark or Stegen and that when confirmed in 1856 Sivrine was tagged with the Stegen farm name.

So it is likely that wife Sivrine Ellevsdatter lived on Stegen with her parents at some point in time but not after she married Jens Jørgensen.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 13/03/2018 17:32:28
Go to Top of Page

Beth Reicker
New on board

Canada
4 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  20:32:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where is Bakke? That I did not know. As far as I know when she married Jens she was alone on the farm and he also lived there after the marriage; but this may not be accurate. I will check with my source of information?
Does anyone know if there is a way to find out who would have lived at Stigen after she left there?
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  21:54:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Does anyone know if there is a way to find out who would have lived at Stigen after she left there?


The best way to determine who lived on a farm and when; is to use the Bygdebok for that area. Probably this one, Aurland bygdebok "Undredal og Nærøy" Gard og Ætt by Åsmund Ohnstad.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 14/03/2018 00:43:27
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 13/03/2018 :  22:37:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jens Jørgensen Styvi and Siverine Elifsdatter left the parish of Aurland for America on April 8, 1867. Right hand page

# 8 & 9
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2018 :  01:11:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on his birth date of 1803 and farm location of Styve I would guess that this is the baptism of the father of Jens Jørgensen. Child is Jørgen Olsen baptism June 11, 1803, on Styve. Father is Ole Jørgensen and mother is Ragnhild Olsdattter.

Link

The family on the Styve farm in the 1801 Census. Ole Jørgensen and Ragnhild Olsdatter and chidren.

1801


Edited by - lyndal40 on 14/03/2018 04:02:26
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2018 :  01:25:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This would appear to be the baptism of Synneve Simmendsdater on Sept 21, 1806. Father is Simon Olsen and mother is Ingeborg Atlesdatter. Farm is spelled here as Jellum but also spelled Gellum in earlier records.

Link

Synneve Simmesdatter is the wife of Jørgen Osen listed above. In the marriage record listed above as number 10 the farm listed for Jørgen Olsen was Styvi and the farm listed for Synneve Simesdatter was spelled Gjellum.

Here is the family of Simon Olsen and Ingeborg Atlesdatter on the farm Giellum in the 1801 Census. Of course your ancestor Synneve was not born until 1806.

1801

And this is the baptism record for Synneve born in 1806.

Link

Here is a link to the original from the parish records. A little hard to find perhaps but look near the top of the right hand page and you will see the underlined name Synneve followed by the word Parent and the names Simen Olsen and Ingeborg Attlesdatter Jellum.

Link

If you look further down the page of the 1801 Census you will see the parents of Simon Olsen. They are Ole Simonsen born about 1721 and Synneva Bottoldsdatter born about 1739.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 14/03/2018 03:00:55
Go to Top of Page

Beth Reicker
New on board

Canada
4 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2018 :  13:49:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is the correct spelling for the farm on Nærøyfjord Stigen or Stegen?
Go to Top of Page

jwiborg
Norway Heritage Veteran

Norway
4503 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2018 :  22:34:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Beth Reicker

Is the correct spelling for the farm on Nærøyfjord Stigen or Stegen?

Good question!
The local historybooks seems to prefer the spelling Stegen, and that is also how it is pronounced locally.
While the official norwegian maps use the spelling Stigen.

Copied from the local book "Undredal: kyrkja og bygda" (Undredal: The church and the village)

Stegen (Stigen) (pronounced "stegen")
Previously written Stenmarck (1603), Stegemorch (1611),
Stimarck (1647, 1667), Stigemarchen (1723),
Steegen (1771).
Means "The path" from old norwegian "stigr" = path, walkway.



Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2018 :  22:35:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is my understanding that the older name for the farm and thus group of sub-farms was Stegen or Stegemark and the name that is used in modern times is Stigen. Perhaps one of the native Norwegians can weigh in with a better answer.

Whoops missed the fact that Jan Peter weighed in!

In the Aurland bygdebok for Undredal og Nærøy, Gard og Ætt the chapter is titled Stigen but the list of people living on the various sub-farms are referred to as Stegen.

The bygdebok also has this to say about the farm name, Translated into English.

The farm name is written Stigemorch in 1611, Stigemarch in 1723, Stegemark from then until 1900, and after 1900 Stegen. On the basis of the City Names Act of 1990, it is agreed that the farm name must be written as Stigen.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 15/03/2018 22:01:45
Go to Top of Page

lyndal40
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
6269 Posts

Posted - 14/03/2018 :  23:57:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Where is Bakke


Another farm in the same area as Stegen. You can use the NHDC Census web site to get an idea of the layout of the farms and their names. Here is a link to the Bache farm in 1801

1801

Here is a list of farms in order of their position in both the 1801 and the 1865 Census. Bakke was also called Bache. The list is the farms between Stegen and Bakke. The numbers refer to sub-farms on the main farm.

Farms in Aurland in the 1801 Census

From Stegen click on the button labelled Previous domicile

Stegen
Brejsnæss
Horten
Neberge
Kappedahl
Underdahl
Giellum
Dræge
Dyrdahl
Styve
Tufte
Bache

Farms in Aurland in the 1865 Census

From Stegemark eller Stegen

Stegemark eller Stegen
Nederberge, Qvamme
Hjællum
Nederberge, Kappedal, Qvamme
Kappedal
Breisnæs
Breisnæs (plads)
Dræge
Drægeli
Dyrdal 2
Styve 2
Tufte
Bakke 4

Edited by - lyndal40 on 15/03/2018 00:44:29
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Norway Heritage Community © NorwayHeritage.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000
Articles for Newbies:

Hunting Passenger Lists:

An article describing how, and where, to look for passenger information about Norwegian emigrants
    1:   Emigration Records - Sources - Timeline
    2:   Canadian Records (1865-1935)
    3:   Canadian Immigration Records Database
    4:   US arrivals - Customs Passenger Lists
    5:   Port of New York Passenger Records
    6:   Norwegian Emigration Records
    7:   British outbound passenger lists
 

The Transatlantic Crossing:

An article about how the majority of emigrants would travel. It also gives some insight to the amazing development in how ships were constructed and the transportation arranged
    1:   Early Norwegian Emigrants
    2:   Steerage - Between Decks
    3:   By sail - daily life
    4:   Children of the ocean
    5:   Sailing ship provisions
    6:   Health and sickness
    7:   From sail to steam
    8:   By steamship across the ocean
    9:   The giant express steamers
 
Search Articles :
Search the Norway Heritage articles

Featured article