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SummerJackson
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USA
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Posted - 28/03/2021 :  18:38:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone tell me about the Army in Norway? My ggg granfather Andreas Andersen 1810-1855 is listed on his marriage document (1834 to Elen Mari Hansdatter)as being Kommandorsergeant. What does that entail? Was their a war at the time or was he just on standby? Was he paid or would he have had another occupation?

This has probably been discussed before, but I have not figured out how to search the forums.

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Borge
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Norway
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Posted - 29/03/2021 :  09:58:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kommandersergeant equals the US-army rank of Master Sergeant. To become a kommandersergeant he would have to undergo a military education (underoffisersskole). He would have been a professional soldier at some stage.

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Hopkins
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USA
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Posted - 29/03/2021 :  14:32:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you are signed in and looking at a topic in the forums the SEARCH function is right on the page in front of you. Look at the upper right hand corner of your screen.

If you want to search the many ARTICLES of this website the SEARCH function for those falls at the bottom of the page listing article titles.

History of 1834 would fall into the period of Union with Sweden (1814-1905) and your search of questions about that history (on the Internet or in libraries) would fall into that period. Good luck.

Details of service i the Norwegian military I've never encountered. But I'm in the US and the only books or sources I've ever seen mentioned or listed were printed in Norwegian, naturally and I felt they would probably be beyond my very limited translation abilities.

Edited by - Hopkins on 31/03/2021 16:34:38
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SummerJackson
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Posted - 31/03/2021 :  05:24:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Borge

Kommandersergeant equals the US-army rank of Master Sergeant. To become a kommandersergeant he would have to undergo a military education (underoffisersskole). He would have been a professional soldier at some stage.

Thank you!

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lizabethbibler
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Posted - 06/04/2021 :  21:49:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a new inquiry with an army question. I’m not yet familiar with how exactly to use this forum. For the last 10 years I have been trying to learn the identity of my great-great-great grandfather who was named Johan Johansen. He was born in approximately March 1813 in Leinstrand, now incorporated into Trondheim. There are many Johan Johansen’s that almost meet this criteria but my relative was serving in the military in 1834 in Trondheim and was with the 7th Battery, Battillerist No.32. I have no idea if that is an army thing or a navy thing or something else. This military information is all I have that distinguishes my Johan Johansen from others. I saw the category ‘Army Questions’ and decided to try this one last thing before I give up. My cousins and I have all participated in extensive DNA testing and of course there will be many DNA matches for us that come from him. If we can learn anything from a military record that would tell us his exact date of birth and the name of his parents, perhaps we can trace our relatives on his side of the family. Thank you, Liz Bibler
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jwiborg
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Norway
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Posted - 06/04/2021 :  22:34:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by lizabethbibler

This is a new inquiry with an army question. I’m not yet familiar with how exactly to use this forum. For the last 10 years I have been trying to learn the identity of my great-great-great grandfather who was named Johan Johansen. He was born in approximately March 1813 in Leinstrand, now incorporated into Trondheim. There are many Johan Johansen’s that almost meet this criteria but my relative was serving in the military in 1834 in Trondheim and was with the 7th Battery, Battillerist No.32. I have no idea if that is an army thing or a navy thing or something else. This military information is all I have that distinguishes my Johan Johansen from others. I saw the category ‘Army Questions’ and decided to try this one last thing before I give up. My cousins and I have all participated in extensive DNA testing and of course there will be many DNA matches for us that come from him. If we can learn anything from a military record that would tell us his exact date of birth and the name of his parents, perhaps we can trace our relatives on his side of the family. Thank you, Liz Bibler

I would suggest you click here http://www.norwayheritage.com/snitz/post.asp?method=Topic&FORUM_ID=23 and submit a new topic for this search.
To avoid having the search for Andreas Andersen in the same topic as the search for Johan Johansen origin...
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