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Re: Elshaug Family

Posted: 1360725388000
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I can help you if you me a name to work with.

The best Elshaug I find in Norway on the 1865 census is a main farm with several subfarms in the Norwegian county called Møre og Romsdal, Municipality (or main parish) called Rindal. There are 76 people living at one of the subfarms at Elshaug in 1865 on the census. 76 people living at 13 different farms called Elshaug, in Rindal parish.

that is the link so you can search the census. Put Elshaug in for the farm name.

In 1886, on the farm tax census, there is an alternative spelling for the farm used. Alshogden.

Fylke (county): Møre og Romsdal
Kommune (municipality or main parish): Rindal
Sogn (local church) : Rindalen
Gårdsnummer (main farm number) 21
Gammelt matrikkelnr (old numbering system): 20
Navn på gård (name of the main farm): Alshogden
Antall bruk registrert på matrikkelgården (total subfarms registered at this farm tax census): 6

The following shows the farms in 1886 -
Let me translate or explain how it works:
1 37a, 38a Alshogden Jon Nilsen 3-18 1-4-21-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.

means, Subfarm 1, used to go by the numbers 37a and 38a, (two parcels of land together) called Alshogden, owner Jon Nilsen, tax amounts are given in two types of monetary valuation - today Norwegian money is Mark and øre - (similar to dollars and cents) But previously they used Daler - ort and skilling. So this shows the tax amounts in both systems. maybe they were having a changeover of their monetary system at that time. Then it says, Also spelled Elshoug. (and Elshaug)

Bruksnr Gammelt
løpenr Bruksnavn Brukers navn Skyld i
Mark-Øre Skyld i
Daler-Ort-Skilling Merknad
1 37a, 38a Alshogden Jon Nilsen 3-18 1-4-21-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.
2 37b, 38b, 40 Alshogden Ole Jonsen 4-15 2-1-20-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.
3 37c, 38c Alshogden Mikkel Mikkelsen 3-76 2-1-14-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.
4 37d, 38d Kleven Ole Jonsen 0-49 0-1-3-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.
5 37e, 38e Alshogden Lars Pedersen 0-20 0-0-15-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.
6 39 Alshogden Lars Ingebrigtsen 3-76 2-1-12-0 Alm. skr. Elshoug.

So the real question is, which of those 6 (or earlier 13) subfarms did your ancestors come from ? All of the people with the last name of Elshaug are not related to each other, but they all may harken back to this farm in Rindal parish. And may have taken the farm name as their last name in America, which was common.

In order to find information from 1700 to 1850, you should probably be posting your question on the Møre og Romsdal query board, although some of that information is online and accessible to anyone. For free. I read Norwegian, so it helps when searching Norwegian records.
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In the time frame you are searching, the Rindal Bygdebok collection may have the answers you need. Here are the books that exist.
Hyldbakk, H. Gards- og ættesoge for Rindal, v. 1 1964 DL596.R5 H9 Farms

Hyldbakk, H. Gards- og ættesoge for Rindal, v. 2 1966 DL596.R5 H9 Farms

Hyldbakk, H. Gards- og ættesoge for Rindal, v. 3 1967 DL596.R5 H9 Farms

Hyldbakk, H. & Karlstrøm, W. Gards- og ættesoge for Rindal, v. 4 1999 DL596.R5 H9 Farms

Namneregister for Rindal 1999 DL596.R5 H9 People Name index

Nergård, L. Utvandrarhistorie frå Rindal 1977 DL596.R5 N47 General,People Emigration

By 1950 there were 25 separate parcels of land at Elshaug. Even though the records showed Alshogden as the name, note that most of the farm owners are using the name Elshaug as the spelling.

Møre og Romsdal
Rindal herad
21 Alshogden (Elshaug)
1 Alshogden 0 mark 73 øre Lars O. Elshaug Alshogden (Elshaug) (overstrøket)
2 Alshogden 3 mark 40 øre Ole O. Elshaug Alshogden Utigard (overstrøket)
3 Alshogden 1 mark 82 øre Ole O. Elshaug (Opp.)
4 Kleven 0 mark 43 øre Anna Marta Foseide
5 Alshogden 0 mark 09 øre Tore Larsen
6 Alshogden 3 mark 26 øre Lars O. Elshaug
7 Oppigar 1 mark 30 øre Ole O. Elshaug
8 Bakken 0 mark 23 øre Lars L. Elshaug
9 Oppigard nordre 0 mark 03 øre Ole O. Elshaug
10 Saghaug 0 mark 21 øre Lars L. Elshaug
11 Østre Kleven 0 mark 23 øre Anna Marta Foseide
12 Luberg Stormyrskogen 0 mark 10 øre Tore L. Elshaug
13 Nordre Saghaug 0 mark 41 øre Lars L. Elshaug
14 Teigen 0 mark 05 øre Tore L. Elshaug
21 Moatrøa 0 mark 10 øre Ingebrigt O. Elshaug
22 Elshauggjære 0 mark 30 øre Lars A. Elshaug
23 Elstad 0 mark 69 øre Ole O. Elshaug
24 Elshauggjære Nedre 0 mark 01 øre Lars A. Elshaug
25 Stenløkken 0 mark 40 øre Ole O. Elshaug
26 Lunset 0 mark 01 øre Leif Skei
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