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NESS of Nes, Lyster/Lusterfjord, Norway

Posted: 13 Apr 2001 6:31AM GMT
Edited: 8 Jun 2003 7:28AM GMT
My NESS family is from Moss(e), Ostfold, Norway. We have a New Testament that was given by our gggrandfather. It has Anna Mari, b. 22 S 1704. We do not know whether that date is correct, because his mother Anna Marie was born in 1794. The following dates are next:

Elen Marie, 14 Nov. 1816
Maren Sofieag _.
Anna Kirstine, 31 Jan. 1822
John Martin, 28 Apr. 1824
Henri K. Anton, 21 Dec. 1827.
Lars Kristian, 15 S 1830.
Elise Martine (1 Mar. 1836 - 28 Feb. 1838)
Elise Georgene, 24 Sept. 1839.

We think the above are siblings of Hans Halvorsen NESS, b. 24 Mar. 1819, Moss, Norway. He married at Moss, Betty Alice HJORTAAS, had his family there, and then came first to Chicago, & then homesteaded by 1880 in Yankton Co., [S]D. Hans Halvorsen NESS had in Norway, John Hagbahrt, Diana Marie (who m. Hans THORSON), Margrete Camilla, Frederikke Elise, Julius Otmar, Halvor Fredk., Mathilds N., & Hilmore.

From LDS Library, Knut Odland of SLC quotes parish registers of Norway for Brynjulf Sigurdsen NES & Magdalena SAMSONSEN, who had Nils Brynjulfsen NESS (ca. 1600, Varaldsoy, Hordaland - 1667). Nils Brynjulfsen NESS & Kristi [NESS?] had Sjur N., Magdale N., Brynild N., & Lars N. NESS (28 Apr. 1638, Strandebarm, on west side of Hardangerfd., Hordaland - 4 Apr. 1716, Granvin, Hordaland) m. by 1660, Ingeborg Persdtr. OYERHAVN, d/o Per SJURSEN & Gudrun ANDERSEN. Lars N. had at Granvin, Martha, Magli, Kristi the elder, Kristi the younger, Nils, Guro, & Per.

Also from LDS, Johanne Larsen of SLC, had, from Attesogelag, 5:355-360: Olav Johannesen NESS, b. 1785, Naerstrand, Rogaland, m. 1808, Malene Johnson DYVIG, b. 1784, Store Dyvig, Aardal, Rogaland, d/o Johne Pedersen DOVIG & Elen Osmundsen. [I didn't these places. Aardal may be Ardal with the circle over the A.]

Digital Archives says that the 1880 Census of Dakota Territory had in Richland Co., (ND) John NESS, 27, p. 169; Severt O. NESS, 24, p. 172; & C. T., 35; Mary A., 28; Charlotta, 3; & Thora, 1, p. 179. Charlotta was b. Wisconsin, & Thora in Dakota.

In Cass Co., [N]D, 1880, were Andrew NESS, 54; Anna, 50; Gilbert, 26; Louisa, 20; Hannah, 19; Betsey, 18; Arne, 16; Ole, 14; Amel, 12; & Anthon NESS, 6. Anthon was b. Iowa, the rest in Norway.

"Rural Chronicles of Lunderherad med Flaabygd," {Olav Stranna, Oslo, 1921}: Halvor NES was born ca. 1560, Nes, Lunde, Telemark, & had a son Mikkel, b. ca. 1598, who m. Gunhild. I haven't been able to connect this line to mine, but I did find Hans Halvorsen NAESS at Mosse, Census of 1801. [Moss is about fifty miles directly east.] Hans Halvorsen in 1801 was aged 56, with third wife Ingebor Johnsdtr., & children Maren Lisbeth, 24; Elisabeth, 21; Halvor Hansen, 17; Lars, 13; Anne Sophie, 6; & Helvig, 1. Only the last two were children of Ingebor. Hans Halvorsen NESS, my immigrant ancestor, was son of Halvor Hansen NESS (17 in 1801) & Anna Mari MICHELSDTR.

Robert Hill of Edina, MN, has a family that was on the 1801 Census at Lyster/Luster, Norway, which is closer to your area. Hans Johanneson NESS (13 N 1765, Aarstue - 21 Jan. 1823, Nes, Luster) m. 28 May 1792, Mette Asbjornsdatter BERGUM (ca. 1770 - 2 Oct. 1828, Luster). Hans was s/o Johannes Olson NYGAARD (6 Mar. 1739 - 28 F 1773), who m. 4 N 1764/5, Gjorond Hansdtr. BRINGE (12 Mar. 1733 - 25 N 1765). Mette was dau/o Asbjorn Pedersen BERGUM, d. 1 N 1774, m. 28 Je. 1753, Marthe Ingebrigtsdtr. FEIGUM (ca. 1730 - 27 N 1772).

Hans & Mette had

Johannes Hanson NES (28 F 1793, Nes - 28 July 1868, Nes, Luster/Lyster, Norway) m. 20 Oct. 1819, Kari Olsdtr.
Asbjorn Hanson NES, b & d. 1798
Asbjorn Hanson NES (bpt. 12 Jan. 1800, Nes - 21 Jan. 1855, Nes) m. 5 N 1823, Agathe Paulsdtr FLADHAMMER.

On the 1801 Census, online at Digitalarchivet, Nordre Amt, Lyster Prestegjeld, Ness Sokn & Gard, were (together) families of Tosten Asbiorensen, 44; Erich OLSEN, 29; Hans Johannesen, 35; Niels Nielsen, 50; Torgeir Halvorsen, 29; Peder Endresen, 48; Anders Olsen, 66; Ole Andersen, 32; John Johannesen, 27; & Jens Jochumsen, 36.

Could your Sivert A. O. be the Severt O. on the 1880 Census? What do you know about his family?


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Olav Myklebust 1 Apr 2001 3:00PM GMT 
MarilynRoth58 13 Apr 2001 12:31PM GMT 
Lisa O'Neill 21 May 2001 10:48AM GMT 
Svein Fagerlund 25 Nov 2001 5:35PM GMT 
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