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JohnLarson
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Posted - 13/12/2018 :  03:56:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am John Larson from Louisville, Kentucky USA and plan to visit Norway in July 2019.My great grandfather was Bastian Larson born in Fjelberg on 3/26/1/824 and my greatgrandmother was Anna Nordhuus born in Fjelberg on 9/21/1828. They immigrated to USA in 1857.I believe that Basstian's father was Lars Eide. I am trying to find relatives, johnblarson1975@gmail.com


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peder
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USA
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Posted - 13/12/2018 :  08:09:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
perhaps this might help. source is from an author from a paid genealogy site called 'my heritage'

Bastian Eide Larson
1826 - 1906
Birth: Mar 26 1826
Eide, Fjell Komune, Hordaland Fylke, Norway
Christening: Mar 27 1826
Fjelberg,Hordaland,Norway
Residence: Fjelberg, Hordaland, Norway
1826
Immigration: 1856
Occupation: Farmer
Marriage: Mar 23 1857
Hardanger, , Hordaland, Norway
Marriage: Marriage to: Anna Pedersdtr
Mar 23 1857
Hardanger, , Hordaland, Norway
Residence: Cedar, Mitchell, Iowa, United States
1880
Residence: Cedar Township, Mitchell, Iowa, United States
1900
Death: Apr 12 1906
Mitchell County, Iowa, United States
Burial: Rock Creek Cemetery, Meroa, Mitchell County, Iowa
Family members
Wife:
Anna Larson (født Pedersdtr)
1828 - 1910
Children:
Betsy Louisa Larson
1858 - 1928
Anna Regina Larson
1863 - 1900
Lars Bastian Larson
1866 - 1939
Helga Larson
1870 - ?
Johann Larson
1874 - 1880
Peder
1861 - ?
Peter Bastian Larson
1864 - 1959
Helen Larson
1868 - ?
Anders Bastian Larson
1873 - 1886
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Hopkins
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USA
3229 Posts

Posted - 13/12/2018 :  13:58:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eid/Eide and Nordhus were farms located in the parish area then known as Fjelberg, Hordaland. The book "Kvinnherad 5 - Allmennsoga - Gards-og ættesoga - Eid og Fjelberg" has both farms and their subfarms listed in that history. The Eide farm information begins on page 108 and the Nordhus farm on page 331.

Bastian Larsen's birth/baptismal record - https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070226210459 (entry at bottom of those pages)
Anna Pedersdatter's birth/baptismal record - https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070226210476 (entry #85)

Bastian and his younger brother Lars are listed as leaving Fjelberg for Nord Amerika on or about 16 March 1857. Both young men are listed as bachelors.
Anna Pedersdatter is listed as leaving on the same page of the parish book and she is an unmarried maiden.
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070221650280 (records #55, 56 and 57)

Edited by - Hopkins on 13/12/2018 14:05:33
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JohnLarson
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Posted - 13/12/2018 :  14:03:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the information. John Larson johnblarson191975@gmail.com

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jwiborg
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Norway
4658 Posts

Posted - 13/12/2018 :  20:19:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The family resided on the farm Beito Nordre under main farm Eide.
It says Lars Bastianson (1793-) was from Eikanger, and came to Fjellberg in 1824 to participate in the construction of Eid Church.
Lars was a great fiddler, and was locally called "Fiddler-Lars". ("Spele-Lars"). Wife Britha Johannesdotter (1798-) was from Kvinnherad.
Their children:
1. Bastian 1825
2. Bastian 1826
3. Anna 1830, married to Johannes Lauvøy
4. Britha 1832
5. Margrete 1834
6. Mari 1837
7. Lars 1839
8. Mons 1842 ("Fiddler-Mons"), married to Bertha Abrahamsdr. Farmer and fisheman. Residence: Kobbabogen
9. Ola 1845

Children to Mons Larson & Bertha Abrahamsdr:
1. Lauritz 1870
2. Bernt Abraham 1872
3. Helga Kristine 1875
4. Bertha Marie 1878
5. Anna Bertine 1880
6. Ingeborg Sofie 1883
7. Johanne Malene 1886, married to Knut Johannesson øvre Tofte
8. Josefine Marianne 1890, married to Gjert Johannesson øvre Tofte

Children to Gjert Johannesson & Josefine Marianne Monsdatter Eide:
1. Johannes Tofte 1910
2. Mons 1912, dead as a child.
3. Bertha Tofte 1913, married to Alfred Koløy, Landa
4. Gjert Tofte 1917, married 1967 to Edel Humlen
5. Magne Tofte 1922, married to Kjellfrid Tvedten (1925-2016)
6. Bjørg Tofte, married to Olav Skålnes (1921-1997)
7. Harald Tofte 1933, residence Halden, Østfold.

There are several direct descendants of Magne and Kjellfrid Tofte living in Sæbøvik today.


Eid church, Kvinnherad, built 1824.

Edited by - jwiborg on 13/12/2018 20:21:07
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JohnLarson
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Posted - 13/12/2018 :  20:55:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the fascinating information. I plan to see this i n July.. John Larson johnblarson1975@gmail.com

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jwiborg
Norway Heritage Veteran

Norway
4658 Posts

Posted - 13/12/2018 :  23:04:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You got the info you need to find relatives?
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Hopkins
Norway Heritage Veteran

USA
3229 Posts

Posted - 14/12/2018 :  01:09:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I must have helped someone else years ago with this Eide family. The 9 children listed as born to Lars Bastiansen and Brita Johannesdtr is actually missing one more son.
Johannes Larsen was born to that couple on 1 April 1828.
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070226210474 (record #42)
He emigrated to Nord Amerika in 1856 with his wife, Anna Andersdtr and daughter Brithe (b. 1855).
https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070221650276 (records #7, 8, 9)

I stumbled across my old note about the son missed in the bygdebok but I have no recollection of who I was trying to help. Perhaps brother Johannes also could be found in Mitchell Co. IA? That did seem to be one of the areas where a number of early Norwegian emigrants to Iowa first settled.
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JohnLarson
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Posted - 14/12/2018 :  02:53:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jwiborg : You mentioned that there are several direct descendants of Magne Tofte living in Saebovik. In 1983, my Father visited a Yaks G. Tofte at 5456 Tafhevag Norway(He is probably deceased). How can I contact some of these descendants? address or e-mail? Thanks, John Larson johnblarson1975@gmail.com

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jwiborg
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Norway
4658 Posts

Posted - 14/12/2018 :  21:10:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you sure his name was Yaks G. Tofte? Any chance his first name could read Johs?


Johs. G. Tofte (1910-2001) was the oldest son of Gjert Johannesson Tofte & Josefine Marianne Monsdatter Eide. (Johs. is short for Johannes.) He lived at Buneset in 5454 Sæbøvik, and was a brother to Magne Tofte.

This woman lives in the house where Magne lived at Buneset, and is likely related to him.
I think she's still the head of the Halsnøy Community Center, which can be reached at halsnoy.sammfunnshus@knett.no
I think if you contact her or anyone at the Buneset peninsula in Sæbøvik, they will guide you to a relative.
It seems almost everyone in the area are named Tofte, and they are likely related in some way or another...

ps: There is a 3-day festival on Halsnøy/Sæbøvik each summer (mid-July) , that I guess would a perfect time to visit, with live music and a big crab and shrimp party. The woman mentioned above is also the organizer for this Festival.





The red ring next to Tofte is Buneset where she lives.
"Eidmarka" on the map is possibly where Beito Nordre under main farm Eide was located. I dont think it exist anymore, but local people might know where it was located.

Edited by - jwiborg on 14/12/2018 23:56:32
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JohnLarson
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Posted - 15/12/2018 :  00:15:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jwiborg : Thank you again for all the information. I had trouble reading the first name but the picture confirms it. I will contact the community to see if I could meet a relative. John Larson

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JohnLarson
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Posted - 16/12/2018 :  05:35:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jwiborg : Is there any way I can find where my great,great grandfather (Lars Bastianson-born1793) is buried? Thanks, John Bastian Larson johnblarson1975@gmail.com

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jwiborg
Norway Heritage Veteran

Norway
4658 Posts

Posted - 16/12/2018 :  09:12:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He must be buried at Eid church, because that is the parish church for the Eide farm. A manual search in the online death records for this church will confirm this.

But I doubt the grave exist today. In Norway, graves are reused after a certain time, if no one pays the grave fee which starts 20 years after the burial. And that fee is usually only paid for a few decades, until the nearest relatives are also gone. It is very rare to find a 100 year old grave.

Edited by - jwiborg on 16/12/2018 12:49:35
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JohnLarson
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Posted - 16/12/2018 :  14:40:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
jwiborg :Thank you again for all your help. John Larson

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