My notes say that they were from Opsal-eie (not sure of spelling), and Lars died at Torsurd-eie.
First child I have record of is Christian, b. 28 Dec 1811 at Ringstad, chr. 19 Jan 1812; d. 9 Aug & bur. 12 Aug 1812 @ Lier.
2nd child also named Christian, b. 13 Aug, chr. 28 Aug 1814 Sylling entry #37http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?show=11&uid=295112...
3rd child Hans, b. 2 Jun 1817, chr. 6 Jul 1817 @ Tranby, Lier... (parents Gaardfolk) entry #11http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?show=48&uid=295487...
There would probably be older sons bearing the names of the grandfathers, Peder & Ole. So I went looking.
I found a Peder Larsen, b. 22 Jun, chr 26 Jun 1808 in Lier, but the mother's name is different: Birte Bentsdr. I found a marriage for Birte Bendtdr (Mjork?) & Peder Larsen (Røed?), but not for Peder Larsen & Birte Olsdr.
I tried the 1801 census, guessing that the parents were still single then - and chased down the ones that were relatively close to Lier (ie, in southern Norway) and old enough to have children by 1811, and did not find any marriage or birth records in those locations.
I wish there was a census search option for "age is -
greater than, less than. It would help so much!
Thanks for your help. I'll look for the 1815 census when I get back. Is it on Digital Archives?
If they were not living in Lier at the time of the 1815 census, yet were there in 1814 and again in 1817, what would that suggest?
(I'll be off-line for several days - vacation with daughter who does not have Internet.)