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Re: Louis/Lars Hogan/Haagen(sen) Swanson/Svendsen from Voss, Hordaland

Posted: 28 Jan 2007 12:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1875 census is also online, just 6 years after Lars Haagensen left Norway.

To check in on the family members on the census:

Most seem to be living there in 1875, except Lars, who I believe was in Wisconsin by then, and Bryngel, who I found elsewhere in Voss, working as a hired hand.

They are still at the place Opkvitne, but on a tenant farm that has been divided out called Opkvitneshaugen. A subfarm of the main farm Opkvitne. Haugen means hillside, so maybe the Hogan name came from that? Two possible sources for Lars to use.

http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1875&...

Data on domicile:

Census year: 1875
Municipality: Voss
Municipality number: 1235
Name of domicile: Opkvitneshaugen
Number of persons in this domicile: 7

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Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Place of birth Ethnicity
Haakon Svendsen hf g Husmand med Jord 1819 Vangens Sogn Voss
Sigri Bryngelsdatter Kone g 1825 Vangens Sogn Voss
Svend Haakensen s ug 1862 Vangens Sogn Voss
Ivar Haakonsen s ug 1865 Vangens Sogn Voss
Sønneva Haakensdatter d ug Hjelper Forældrene 1854 Vangens Sogn Voss
Anna Haakensdatter d ug Hjelper Forældrene 1858 Vangens Sogn Voss
Kari Haakensdatter d ug 1872 Vangens Sogn Voss

The youngest child is only 3 years old or so. Sigri must have had her at age 47.

The brother Bryngel is a hired hand at this place in Voss.

http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1875&...

Census year: 1875
Municipality: Voss
Municipality number: 1235
Name of domicile: Næsheim
Number of persons in this domicile: 9

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Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Place of birth Ethnicity
Nils Steffensen hf f Gaardbr. Selveier 1823 Vangens S. V.
Ingebjørg Nilsdatter d ug Hjelper Faderen 1860 Vangens S. V.
Martha Sjursdatter tj ug Budeie 1847 Vangens S. V.
Amund Steffensen Løskarl ug Gaardsarbeider 1835 Vangens S. V.
Bryngel Haakonsen tj g Tjenestekarl 1853 Vangens S. V.
Kristi Eriksdatter Kone g 1852 Vangens S. V.
Lars Bryngelsen s ug 1875 Vangens S. V.
Gudve Bryngelsdatter d ug 1873 Vangens S. V.
Katharine Knudsdatter Inderst e Spindning og Strikning 1815 Aurland

This census information seems to indicate that while the main parish is Voss, their local church itself is called Vangen.

I think also, that on other records, the farm name Opkvitne is really upper Kvitne, or Kvitne øvre in Norwegian. so that is another farm name to try in the search. I think it is farm number 213. with some subfarms under the mainfarm.

There is an Upper Kvitne and Lower Kvitne. According to their location on the mountain relative to each other, usually.

You must still have relatives somewhere over there, (if my Lars Haagensen is Louis Hogan theory is right) since the other siblings seemed to have stayed. The brother Svend, born about 1861 is on the 1900 census, still in Voss.

http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1900&...

Census year: 1900
Municipality: Voss
Municipality number: 1235
Name of domicile: Palmefossen
Number of persons in this domicile: 9

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Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Place of birth Ethnicity
Svend Haakonsen hf g Landhandler 1861 Voss SB
Marta Halgersdatter hm g Husligt arbeide 1865 Voss SB
Hans Svendsen s ug Søn 1886 Voss SB
Martina Svendsdatter d ug Datter 1896 Voss SB

But other siblings of Lars seemed to have emigrated. Sister Anna, brother Bryngel and his family.

Anna:

http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbas...

12252 Bergen 2122 1882 Mai 19 Anna Haakonsdatr Opkvitne f ugift 1859 23 Voss Voss Tjenestepige Cunard Linie

Leaving Bergen May 19, 1882, Anna Haakonsdatter, from Opkvitne farm, female, unmarried, born 1859, age 23, born Voss, leaving from Voss, hired girl on the Cunard Line.

The brother Bryngel, name variation spelled Brynt

http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbas...

Lars's brother:
14612 Bergen 1394 1883 Mai 11 Brynjulf Haakonsen Opkvitne m gift 1853 30 Voss Voss prp Husmand Guion Linie
Brynjulf's wife:
14616 Bergen 1398 1883 Mai 11 Kristi Eriksdatr Opkvitne f 1853 30 Voss Voss prp No 1394's Kone Guion Linie

The kids: 2 sets of twins.
14613 Bergen 1395 1883 Mai 11 Lars Brynjulfsen Opkvitne m 1876 7 Voss Voss prp No 1394's Børn Guion Linie

14614 Bergen 1396 1883 Mai 11 Erik Brynjulfsen Opkvitne m 1876 7 Voss Voss prp No 1394's Børn Guion Linie

14615 Bergen 1397 1883 Mai 11 Guri Brynjulfsdatr Opkvitne f 1880 3/4 Voss Voss prp No 1394's Børn Guion Linie

The last two kids:
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbas...


14617 Bergen 1399 1883 Mai 11 Gudve Brynjelfsdatr Opkvitne f 1874 9 Voss Voss prp No 1394's Børn Guion Linie

14618 Bergen 1400 1883 Mai 11 Sigrid Brynjulfsdatr Opkvitne f 1874 9 Voss Voss prp No 1394's Børn Guion Linie

Bryngel is listed first, his wife, the kids. Leaving Bergen May 11, 1883, Brynjulf, wife Kristi Eriksdatter, twin boys Lars and Erik, datter Guri, twin daughters Gudve and Sigrid. All having just left Opkvitne, in Voss. Brynjulf and his wife are both born 1853, age 30. Lars and Erik must be twins, both age 7 born 1876, daughter Guri born 1880. Twin sisters Gudve and Sigrid were born 1874 in Voss, age 9. They are on the Guion shipping line. It doesn't say where they were headed. Do they show up in any family lore? Old photos, Relatives, etc.

I wonder if they went to Wisconsin? Anna maybe did??

Good luck, hope these additional clues at least yield something later. Hold on to them. Time to start a file, or a notebook. Print everything out.
Taryn


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