Marta Sjursdotter Bjelland

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

Sources (12)

  • Martha Sjursdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Martha Sjursdatter in entry for Martha Pedersdatter Tegland, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Martha Sjursdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

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

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

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Carsten, Lars, Ove.

Norwegian: habitational name from any of 24 farms in southwest Norway, named with a word for ‘round hill’ + land ‘(piece of) land, farmstead’.

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

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