Barbro Torjusdotter Bjelland

Brief Life History of Barbro Torjusdotter

When Barbro Torjusdotter Bjelland was born in 1762, in Bjelland, Sveio, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Torjus Persson, was 33 and her mother, Brita Sjursdotter, was 29. She married Johannes Olsson Vika in 1790, in Skånevik, Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died about 1852, in her hometown, at the age of 91.

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Johannes Olsson Vika
Barbro Torjusdotter Bjelland
1762–about 1852
Marriage: 1790
Ola Johannesen
Torjus Johannesson
Brita Johannesdatter
Johannes Johannesson
Johannes Johannesson
Siri Johannesdatter

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    World Events (5)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    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.

    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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