Marta Sjursdotter Bjelland

1808–1873 (Age 65)
Bjelland, Etne, Hordaland, Norway

The Life Summary of Marta Sjursdotter

When Marta Sjursdotter Bjelland was born in 1808, in Bjelland, Etne, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Sjur Torjusson, was 31 and her mother, Marta Pedersdatter, was 29. She married Peder Olsen on 6 June 1828, in Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1873, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Peder Olsen
Marta Sjursdotter Bjelland
Marriage: 6 June 1828
Ola Persson Teigland
Ola Persson
Marta Persdtr. Teigland
Marta Persdtr
Brita Persdtr
Brita Persdotter Teigland
Guro Pedersdr
Guro Pedersdr
Ales Pedersdr

Spouse and Children



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations
Age 2
Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull
Age 2
Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1828 · Henrik Ibsen
Age 20
Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of 24 farms in southwest Norway, named with Old Norse bær ‘farm’, ‘farmstead’ + land ‘land’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (11)

  • Martha Sjursdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Martha Sjursdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Martha Sjursdr in entry for Guro Pedersdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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