Sunday, August 31, 2014

Erik Bergersen SANDER (c. 1739-1818)

Berger and Marthe's son, Erik, was baptized early in the year 1739. Unfortunately my Norwegian isn't quite good enough to decipher exactly what date the document shown below indicates. Note the upper left hand corner.


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 1 (1712-1748), Kronologisk liste 1739, side 366-367. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Erik married Eli Sørensdtr Aarstad on 25 Oct 1768 (outlined in red).


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 2 (1749-1774), Kronologisk liste 1768, side 411-412. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Eli was baptized on Septuagesima Sunday, the 9th Sunday before Easter in 1744. If my calculations are correct, that would have been on 2 Feb.


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 1 (1712-1748), Kronologisk liste 1744, side 434-435. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

They had at least two children, Brede (b. Mar 1779) and Eli (b. 20 Apr 1789). Erik's wife, Eli, was buried 8 Jan 1809 (outlined in red).


Hedmark county, Grue, Parish register (official) nr. 5 (1805-1814), Chronological list 1809, page 138-139. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Erik died 8 Jan 1818 and was buried on 20 Jan (See entry #7).


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 6 (1814-1830), Døde og begravede 1818, side 102. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Brede Eriksen SANDER (1779-1862)

The Grue parish records show the baptism of Erik and Eli's son, Brede Eriksen SANDER in Mar 1779.


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 3 (1774-1792), Kronologisk liste 1779, side 112-113. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

On 13 Jan 1808 Brede married Anne Larsdtr Skaare, the daughter of Lars Pedersen Skaare and Eli Olsdtr Digernes. She was born on 25 Jan 1784 and baptized on 22 Feb (See entry #16).


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 3 (1774-1792), Kronologisk liste 1784, side 248-249. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Brede and Anne had six children: Lars, Eli, Erik, Brede, Ole, and Maren. For their vital information please refer to the family group sheet below.


Family group sheet. Brede Eriksen SANDER (1779-1862). Image courtesy of Williams Family Pages.

Anne died on 1 Apr 1848 and was buried on the 13th (See entry #56).


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 8 (1847-1858), Døde og begravede 1848, side 282. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Brede died on 8 Apr 1862 and was buried on the 17th (See entry #56).


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 9 (1859-1863), Døde og begravede 1862, side 265. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Eli Eriksdtr SANDER (1789- )

The Grue parish records show the birth and baptism of Erik and Eli's daughter, Eli Eriksdtr SANDER, on 26 Apr 1789 and 1 Jun respectively.


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 3 (1774-1792), Kronologisk liste 1789, side 456-457. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

On 5 Jan 1817 Eli married Svenning Svenningsen Helgebøl, the son of Svenning Eriksen Helgebøl and Kari Andersdtr Skulstad.


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 6 (1814-1830), Ekteviede 1817, side 199. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Svenning was born on 26 Dec 1789 and was baptized on 31 Jan 1790.


Hedmark fylke, Grue, Ministerialbok nr. 3 (1774-1792), Kronologisk liste 1789, side 486-487. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Eli and Svenning had at least three children: Eli (b. 7 Jul 1818), Karen (b. 11 Jan 1821), and Maren (b. 3 Sep 1825, d. 1857). Svenning passed away c. 1846.

On 6 Apr 1848, their daughter, Karen, married first cousin Brede Bredesen SANDER, the son of Eli's brother, Brede Eriksen SANDER and his wife, Anne Larsdtr Skaare.

We know from a 1944 newspaper article, "Roadside Ramblings," that Eli migrated to the US and lived for a while with Brede SANDER in Winneshiek County, Iowa. She helped care for his family after Karen died in 1868. Strangely she does not appear with them in either the 1860, 1870, or 1880 censuses. What happened to Eli for now must remain a mystery.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Brede Bredesen SANDER (1822-1905)

This photograph of Brede SANDER is the only one in the family's possession. The date it was taken is unknown, but it obviously would have to have been prior to his death in 1905.


Portrait. Brede Bredesen SANDER (Bef. 1905). Image courtesy of Verla Williams.

The parish records for Brandval i Grue, Hedmark fylke record the birth and baptism of Brede Bredesen SANDER on 12 Jan and 3 Feb 1822 respectively.


Detail of Hedmark fylke, Brandval i Grue, Klokkerbok nr. 1 (1814-1841), Fødte og døpte 1822, side 37. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Recently I noticed there is another parish record for Brede's birth and baptism in the Grue Ministerialbok (1814-1830) where on page 73b he is listed as entry 13. Since the information is the same, I will simply refer the reader to the link if they are interested in a comparison.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Karen Svenningsdtr (Huseby) SANDER (1821-1868)

Karen Svenningsdtr Huseby was born 19 Jan 1821 and was baptized 18 Feb 1821 in the Brandval church. As seen in the pedigree chart above, she was the daughter of Svenning Svenningsen Helgebøl and Eli Eriksdatter SANDER, which also makes Brede Bredesen SANDER her first cousin.


Detail of Hedmark fylke, Brandval i Grue, Klokkerbok nr. 1 (1814-1841), Fødte og døpte 1821, side 32. Image courtesy of Digitalarkivet.

Just as Brede had an additional record, there is also an additional one for Karen in the Grue Ministerialbok (1814-1830) p. 63, no. 15.