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Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 4:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi -
I was wondering if someone could tell me what the unit of measurement from the Norwegian 1865 census would be. For example, I've attached a screenshot of my ancestors from the 1865 census describing them as having 1 horse, 4 cattle, 6 sheep, 1 pig, and then 1/4 barley, 2 Oat and 3 potatoes. The livestock figures are pretty self explanatory. But what is 1/4 barley? 1/4 acre of barley? and 2 Oat and 3 potatoes,,, would that be 2 acres of potatoes? I doubt acres was the measurement. Any assistance on what the unit of measurement would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time,

Jason
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Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 6:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

The unit of measurement was barrels. They reported how many barrels grain or potatoes etc they could get in a normal year. A barrel was about 140 liters. 1/4 barrel will be 35 liters.
Norwegian farms were small!

Vivi

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 7:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have to correct this one.
The numbers given, are not barrels harvested, but barrels for sowing.

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 9:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

Thank you for your correction.

The old norwegian word was "Utsæd".
Still; it is not much to support a large family.
No wonder so many left Norway.

Vivi

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 10:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Mar 2012 10:04AM GMT
The small farms and the enormous growth in population (150% during the century) made it difficult to support large families. Many people simply didn't have other choice but to leave the country. Hard times.....

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 12:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you both for your replies, great information! I know my ancestors were renting their land from a main farm, strange no information was given as to how much land they were renting, I guess it was all accounted for in whatever information was gathered on the main farm.

Any suggestions on how would I go about locating this farm in Norway today? I wouldn't mind writing them a letter. I believe we still had family living on that farm in the 1900's even though my Great Great Grandfather came over in 1880.

I've read/heard that 1/3 the population of Norway came to the United States from 1825-1925.

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 28 Mar 2012 1:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Mar 2012 8:35AM GMT
Faldet søndre (today Søndre Fallet):
http://maps.google.no/maps/ms?msid=211237672035871031024.000...

You can also do a search for Søndre Fallet at "Norgeskart":
http://kart.statkart.no/adaptive2/default.aspx?gui=1&lan...
Here you can also add an historical map layer.

EDIT:
Søndre Fallet is not the farm you are looking for.
Here is the correct location of Brauterfallet, a cotters place under the farm Brauter Skov:
http://maps.google.no/maps?q=Brauterfallet,+2150+%C3%85rnes,...

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 29 Mar 2012 1:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow Thank you so much! How were you able to determine that was the same farm from the 1865 census? I'll do some translation of the Norwegian and try out the Norgeskart website too. My understanding is that Faldet søndre was owned by a main farm Brøter(Brauter) - is that main farm near by on the map to Faldet søndre? And they would refer to this farm as Brøter-faldet/Brauter-fallet?

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 29 Mar 2012 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ah, then the location given above is wrong. This is the farm name Faldet.
Here is the correct location of Brauterfallet, a cotters place under Brauter:
http://maps.google.no/maps?q=Brauterfallet,+2150+%C3%85rnes,...

Re: Unit of measure for 1865 Norwegian census

Posted: 29 Mar 2012 8:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Mar 2012 8:36AM GMT
In the real estate register, Fallet is found under the farm Brøter-Skov.
Here you find reference to a contract between Hans Amundsen from Ulvigen in Aurskog and Ole Pedersen Titterud, signed 1848 and publicly announced 30 Apr 1867:

Source information: Protocol number: I 1b, Place: Nes sorenskriveri, Nes tinglag, Location: SAO
Remarks: Lnr. 247c-364. Fol. 523: Nes kirker. Fol. 524 flg.: kontinuasjoner.
Permanent imagelink: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-tl20080708390413....
Permanent pagelink: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:tl_read?idx_id=21743&uid=n...

The number in second column 13.140b takes you to mortgage book 13 page 141.
Contract No 9, half way down the page:

Source information: Protocol number: 13a, Place: Nes sorenskriveri, Location: SAO
Remarks: Fol. 1-383.
Permanent imagelink: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-tl20080707380142....
Permanent pagelink: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:tl_read?idx_id=21720&uid=n...

"No 9 Contract
I the undersigner Hans Amundsen Ulvigen of Urskoug
herby declare and confirm to have handed over for use and domicile,
to Ole Pedersen Titterud, the in my possession Brøter Skov in Næs Parish located place called Fallet
on following conditions: 1 The annual rent to be payd within the end of the year 4 -four- Speciedaler.
2. The farm to be held properly ..........."


Map Brauter, Brauter Skog and Brauterfallet:
http://maps.google.no/maps/ms?msid=211237672035871031024.000...
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