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Peder Tostensen and Ingeborg Knutsdatter/Knutsdt

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Heidi (View posts)
Posted: 1025351883000
Classification: Query

Ingeborg Knudsdtr. born in Slidre was christened Feb 16th 1833 (pretty good match to birthdate, eh?), parents Knud Knudsen and Marit Jonsdtr.

The wife of Tosten Gulbrandsen b. abt 1792 was Astri Pedersdtr. b. abt. 1793. They were married 2 Nov 1816 in Øystre Slidre.

Here is the family at Mørstad farm (not far from Skolte) in 1865-census, with children Gudbrand (with family) and Anne:

Since Gudbrand was the oldest son, he took over the farm, and Peder had to find somewhere else to crop - and went on north to Steinkjer ...? Maybe the whole family did, I couldn`t find them in Slidre in the 1900-census (maybe because Peder`s siblings were dead by then, but I couldn`t find Gudbrand`s children either).

Here is Tosten Gulbrandsen in the 1801-census at Dahle farm:

His father Guldbrand Tollefs. Dahle was married twice, first to Kristi Haldorsdtr. May 27th 1781, who probably died in childbirth shortly after, because on March 29th 1782 he got engaged to Marit Tostensdtr. who he married Dec. 28th 1782:


And here is Astri with her mother Kari Olsdtr. Rudi and stepfather Ole Erichsen Tilden (married May 6th 1798):

My guess is that her father is the Peder Olsen Rudi who dies at this farm June 16th 1795, 39 years old:

Peder was from Haavig, Kari from Rudi. They were married Nov 27th 1783:

The reason you find so many -sen/-son and -datter names, is because these are the patronyms they used in old Norway (untill abt. 1900 when the tradition "broke up" - first in the towns then in the country). Pedersen indicates son of Peder, Pedersdtr./Pedersdatter indicates daughter of Peder. Instead of confusion this tends to make it easier to find the parents. Quite often the names of the children are excellent pointers too, because there was a fairly strict namingtradition. Tosten, son of Peder Knudson and Marit, would name his first son Peder and first daughter Marit, then name his wife`s children. If they took over a farm on HER side, they would name her parents first. In addition they would use the farmname - i.e. Tosten Gulbrandsen Dahle in 1801, but then Tosten Gulbrandsen Mørstad, when he moved to that farm.
So when/if this/your Peder Tostensen moved to Gravaas, he would change his farmname/lastname to Gravaas.

What we need to get our hands on are records from Gravaas / Steinkjer, we still have to "prove" that this Peder IS the same one! What does the family bible say? Anything you need translated?
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