Birthe Larsdatter

Female20 January 1805–6 April 1842

Brief Life History of Birthe

When Birthe Larsdatter was born on 20 January 1805, in Fana, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Lars Olsen Lilletvedt, was 29 and her mother, Martha Paulsdatter Hatlestad, was 25. She married Arne Rasmussen on 14 June 1840, in Fana, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 April 1842, at the age of 37, and was buried in Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

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Arne Rasmussen
Birthe Larsdatter
Marriage: 14 June 1840
Rasmus Arnesen
Anne Martine Arnesdatter

Sources (16)

  • Berthe Larsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Berthe Larsdatter, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Berthe Lars, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 June 1840Fana, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1810 · Vaccinations

    Age 5

    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 5

    Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

    1825 · Sloopers

    Age 20

    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

    Name Meaning

    Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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