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cdahl
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  19:03:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am researching some family info for another family - Ole Torstensen stolen Thompson Heggestad (b. March 30, 1841)and his wife Dorothea Mathea Olsdatter Heggestad Blegen (1850). They are listed as emigrating from Hafslo, Sogn, Norway. I can find no information of them in my database of Luster nor can I find a farm name for either family. I would appreciate some assistance. Also, what does the word "stolen" mean? Thank you....

lynn peterson432
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  20:05:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
find a grave ole amd dorithea . mathea heggestad dell lutheran cem fairbult minn
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jwiborg
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Norway
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  21:31:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
#13 Dorthe Mathea Olsdatter Blegen is from Faaberg in Oppland.
Parents: Ole Larsen & Rønnoug Hansdr,

She applied for passport and was headed for Quebec in April 1853 3 years old, together with parents Ole Larsen og Rønnoug Hansdr, and siblings Hans Olsen, 17 1/2 yr, and Lisa Olsdr, 13 yr.

"Stolen" probably refer to Stølen. A "Støl" is a seasonal farm for livestock farming in the mountains; a type of settlement that arose to exploit grazing in areas not suitable for full year exposure.


Edited by - jwiborg on 08/08/2018 21:45:35
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lyndal40
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  22:00:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Ole Torstensen stolen Thompson Heggestad (b. March 30, 1841


Where does your birth data come from. This looks like your Ole but the birth date is slightly off.

Ole Torstensen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Ole Torstensen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 2 apr 1841
Baptism Date: 9 mai 1841 (9 May 1841)
Baptism Place: Hafslo,Sogn Og Fjordane,Norway
Father: Torstein Johannessen
Mother: Ragnild Larsdr

Original record number 44, a little hard to read

#44

In the 1865 Census it looks as if Ole Tostensen is living at Sjonerhougen with a Lasse Tostensen who could be his brother.

1865

Edited by - lyndal40 on 08/08/2018 22:18:48
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cdahl
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  22:17:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So apparently Ole and Dorothea Mathea Blegen married in the U.S. I find in the census that part of the time the family used the name Heggestad and part of the time they went by Thompson. Would Thompson be the American name for Torstensen? They lived in Montello, Marquette, Wisconsin until 1884 before coming to Faribault County, Minnesota. Dorothea's (Mattie) parents must have gone by Blegen in America. Would her mother have died earlier while living in Wisconsin as her father is listed as living with Ole and Mattie in the 1880 census, O. L. Blagen. Thank you for the explanation of "stolen". Thank you............
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lyndal40
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  22:23:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Would her mother have died earlier while living in Wisconsin as her father is listed as living with Ole and Mattie in the 1880 census, O. L. Blagen.


A Family Tree on Ancestry.com lists the mother as having died in 1878 in Wisconsin. No source for this data is given.

Ronnoug Hansdatter blegen
1811–1878

BIRTH 10 FEB 1811 • Gausdal, Oppland, Norway
DEATH ABT 1878 • Montello, Marquette Co., Wisconsin
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lyndal40
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  22:33:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The father of the family Tosten was married in 1823.

Tosten Johannessen
in the Norway, Select Marriages, 1660-1926
Name: Tosten Johannessen
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Birth Date: 1798
Marriage Date: 6 nov 1823
Marriage Place: Hafslo,Sogn Og Fjordane,Norway
Father: Johannes
Spouse: Ragnilde Larsdr
FHL Film Number: 126410

Original record is second from bottom, number is unreadable, farm is likely Næs.

Link

This is likely Tosten in the 1801 Census on Næss farm. Parents are Johannes Andersen and Lussi Erichsdatter

1801

Edited by - lyndal40 on 08/08/2018 22:37:52
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lyndal40
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  22:43:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The farm name Heggesad or Hæggestad seems to go back a long ways and could come from several places. Back in 1757 a Anders Johannessen Hæggestad married a Karen Lassesdatter. In this Link look at the fifth column over for marriages. look down to the 30th of June for the couple.

Link

Anders and Karen are the parents of Johannes Andersen who married a Lussi Erichsdatter and who are the parents of the Tosten Johannes who married Ragnild Larsdatter and who are the parents of Ole T Heggestad.

Also n 1822 Tosten Johannes Næss and a Marthe Lassesdatter Heggestad gave birth to a chid Lasse out of wedlock. Another connection with this same farm but I would lean toward the explanation that the Hæggestad farm was in the family a long time.

#29

Birth date is 29 mai 1822 (29 May 1822) and baptism is on May 30, 1822.

There are three men with the first name of Lasse in the 1801 Cesns on Hafsloe: Hæggestad. Not certain which is the father of Marthe however I see in the baptism record of Lasse Tostensen that there is a Lasse Erichsen as one of the fader. So this may be the right one.

1801

Edited by - lyndal40 on 08/08/2018 23:47:18
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jwiborg
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Norway
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  23:05:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This could be Ole in census-1865 then, residing @ brother Lasse's farm.
Ole emigrated around 1866. Census-1900 says he is born in April 1840, although findagrave says 30 Mar 1840
And where does the initial "A" comes from?

Edited by - jwiborg on 08/08/2018 23:08:47
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lyndal40
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  23:11:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The A is likely an error on FAG. In this death record he is called Ole T.

Ole T. Heggestad
in the Web: Minnesota, Obituary Index, 1891-2003
Name: Ole T. Heggestad
Death Date: 28 Sep 1901
Death Place: EMERALD, FARIBAULT, Minnesota
Publication Place: Minnesota, USA
Reel: 14
Frame: 2648
Source: Minnesota Death Cards

As for his birth date the records are all over the place but I think the most likely is April 2, 1841. as posted above.

#44

Edited by - lyndal40 on 08/08/2018 23:21:16
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jwiborg
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Posted - 09/08/2018 :  23:22:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ole Thostensen HAGGESTAD emigrated on the ship FIDO from Bergen on April 25th, 1866. Arrival Quebec on June 9th, 1866. On the same ship is his brother Lasse with wife Brita and children Nils and Guri.

#28394 HAGGESTAD Brita Knudsdatter 28
#28395 HAGGESTAD Guri Less than 1 year
#28396 HAGGESTAD Lasse Torstensen 44
#28397 HAGGESTAD Nils 3
#28398 HAGGESTAD Ole Thostensen 30



Bergens Adressecontoirs Efterretninger, July 5th 1866
The barque "Fido", Capt. R.E.Bertelsen, arrived happily at Quebec on June 8th, after a 44 day Journey. All well.
Niels Olsen.

Edited by - jwiborg on 09/08/2018 23:46:42
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cdahl
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  15:29:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you to all in this search! I am passionate about genealogy and wished I better understood the Norwegian language and early writings! Again, many thanks!
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