Lars Severin Brynelsen married Anna Martine Nilsdatter, per Askøy/Strudshavn church records, on October 14, 1884.
On January 26, 1887 they had a daughter, Marie Nilsine. Her mother is shown to be Anna Martine Nilsdtr (born 1861).
On November 23, 1889, Lars had a son named Lauritz Martin. The mother is shown to be Marthe Nilsdtr (born 1863) as opposed to Anna Martine Nilsdatter.
On September 26, 1892, Sofie Christine was born to Lars and to this Marthe Nilsdtr.
Then on June 17, 1895, Amanda Emelia was born - This time to Lars and Anna Martine Nilsdatter and on June 8, 1900, Anna Sevilda Beanka was born to Lars and Anna Martine Nilsdatter.
All of the children are recorded as legitimate and I can find no record of Lars remarrying anyone by the name of Marthe Nilsdatter.
In the 1900 census, Lars and Anna Martine appear to be living together with their entire family at a farm called Solheim.
I'm puzzled by the first, fourth and fifth child being recorded as being the children of Anna Martine Nilsdatter and then the second and third being born to Marthe Nilsdatter.
My wife is the granddaughter of Sofie Christine (the third child listed). I'm confused as to who I should be trying to trace for the maternal ancestry of Sofie.
Is there anyone out there who is at all familiar with this family who might be able to give me an answer to this puzzle? If so, I would be grateful for your help.