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Jim Wiborg (View posts)
Posted: 10 Mar 2001 5:01AM GMT
Sorry, I'd forgotten you'd started the Wiborg listings on this bulletin board. Had given your input some previous thought when I first read you entry & am pretty sure I have no candidate links.

Suspect that the original of your family in Denmark is more recent and ties directly to the city of Viborg (inland fortress) in central Jutland Although we have been able to find the Wiborg (or Viborg) surname back to approximately 1655 in Norway and have an unverified link to a Niels Wiborg at Malmo in 1600, no link back to the city of Viborg has yet been established. My great uncle Howard Hong Sherley speculated at length that the name tied back to Viborg & hired genealogists in both Norway & Denmark, but was unable to make the tie. I've appended his material below for your information.

Genealogical work by Harold Hong Sherley, a descendent of Anders Wiborg (written circa 1975).

"The first Wiborg for which we have a record is Anders Nielsen Wiborg. He might have been born in Denmark since the name is of Danish origin; but the probability is that he was born in Norway. Because he was an officer in the national Norwegian Army, we have some detailed information about his career.

He became a second lieutenant (Fenrick) in the Oppland National Infantry Regiment in 1678. This would place his birth about 1655. There were two kinds of second lieutenants at the time: the first was called Fenrick and the second Sekondløytnanat. He became a Sekondløytnanat in the Fåbergske Company in 1682. He became a First Lieutenant in 1685. In 1697 he became a Lieutenant Captain in the South Hedemark National Guard Company. Later that year he became Captain and commander of the Osterdal Company, which was sent to Denmark in 1714 under orders of the Danish King. This was to celebrate the union of Norway & Denmark.

In 1717 he was returned to Norway as Major & Commander of Kristiansfjeld, a fortress near the Swedish border. Denmark & Sweden were intermittently at war for hundreds of years and at this time Norway was a part of Denmark. Anders Wiborg died peacefully in Kongsvinger in 1718.

Anders Wiborg was married twice. His first marriage was to Margrethe Petersdatter Skridshol of Ringsaker, who bore him 8 children. His second marriage was to Margrethe Madfeldt of Romedal Parish. She bore him seven children, of whom Fridrick is the ancestor of the Wiborg line who came to America in 1868. During his second marriage he lived at the Hørsand farm in Romedal Parish. Fredrick (or Fridrick ) Wiborg was born at the Hørsand farm, but, as a result of primogeniture, could not inherit the farm and moved to the farm Sili (or Silli or Sillie) some time after his fathers death."

We also know from the Romedal Parish Bygdebok that "Captain Wiborg's 1st wife, Margrethe Pedersdatter Skredshol, was of rich people, & the Captain had been a person of substance at FÃ¥rborg (or Farberg)."

Genealogical work by Harold Hong Sherley, a descendent of Anders Wiborg (written circa 1975).

"The first Wiborg for which we have a record is Anders Nielsen Wiborg. He might have been born in Denmark since the name is of Danish origin; but the probability is that he was born in Norway. Because he was an officer in the national Norwegian Army, we have some detailed information about his career.

He became a second lieutenant (Fenrick) in the Oppland National Infantry Regiment in 1678. This would place his birth about 1655. There were two kinds of second lieutenants at the time: the first was called Fenrick and the second Sekondløytnanat. He became a Sekondløytnanat in the Fåbergske Company in 1682. He became a First Lieutenant in 1685. In 1697 he became a Lieutenant Captain in the South Hedemark National Guard Company. Later that year he became Captain and commander of the Osterdal Company, which was sent to Denmark in 1714 under orders of the Danish King. This was to celebrate the union of Norway & Denmark.

In 1717 he was returned to Norway as Major & Commander of Kristiansfjeld, a fortress near the Swedish border. Denmark & Sweden were intermittently at war for hundreds of years and at this time Norway was a part of Denmark. Anders Wiborg died peacefully in Kongsvinger in 1718.

Anders Wiborg was married twice. His first marriage was to Margrethe Petersdatter Skridshol of Ringsaker, who bore him 8 children. His second marriage was to Margrethe Madfeldt of Romedal Parish. She bore him seven children, of whom Fridrick is the ancestor of the Wiborg line who came to America in 1868. During his second marriage he lived at the Hørsand farm in Romedal Parish. Fredrick (or Fridrick ) Wiborg was born at the Hørsand farm, but, as a result of primogeniture, could not inherit the farm and moved to the farm Sili (or Silli or Sillie) some time after his fathers death."

We also know from the Romedal Parish Bygdebok that "Captain Wiborg's 1st wife, Margrethe Pedersdatter Skredshol, was of rich people, & the Captain had been a person of substance at FÃ¥rborg (or Farberg)."

This ends the material from Mr. Sherley. Good luck & please let me know if you have any success. It is possible that we can build a link yet.

Thanks - Jim
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