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Gunnar Thune (1774-1860) in Aal, Norway

Gunnar Thune (1774-1860) in Aal, Norway

Posted: 3 Jan 2014 4:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thune
I'm desperately trying to find more information on Gunnar Knutson Thune's (1774-1860, Aal, Norway) family members...most importantly his children.

Gunnar Knutson Thune (born 1774, died 1860) was married to Anne Tollevsdatter (born 1789, died 1879). They had a farm in Aal, Norway. They had several sons and daughters, two of whom emigrated to Minnesota, USA in the 1860's: Lars G. Thune (born 1826) and Gunder G. Thune (born 1830).

Lars G. Thune was married to Anne Moen (born 1839). They emigrated to Minnesota in 1864 along with their son, Gunder (born 1862) who unfortunately died on the ship on the way to America after hitting rough seas. I am a direct descendant of Lars and Anne Thune (he would be my great, great, great grandfather).

I am interested to see if I still have distant relatives in Norway who come from the Thune farm. I am also interested to see where the Thune farm once stood if it no longer exists; or if it does exist, where it is exactly. My hope is to one day travel to Aal to visit where my ancestors emigrated from and to fully immerse myself in Norwegian culture.

Unfortunately I do not speak Norwegian, so most national archives I've come across are hard to decipher. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

1801 Census

Posted: 3 Jan 2014 5:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looking at the 1801 census for the farm Thune, in Aal, Buskerud, it appears that your Gunder Knudsen is living there (27 years old) as well as his future wife, Anne Tollefsdatter (12 years old):
Posted: 3 Jan 2014 5:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gunder Knudsen Thune and Anne Tollevsdatter Thune were married in Aal on 28 Dec 1808:

#23, right page

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 3 (1807-1814), Ekteviede 1807-1809, side 528-529.
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It was the first marriage for each of them.
Posted: 3 Jan 2014 6:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jan 2014 4:13PM GMT
Tollef Gundersen Thune, born 16 Aug 1811

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 3 (1807-1814), Fødte og døpte 1811, side 42-43.
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Knud Gundersen Thune, born 2 Apr 1814

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 3 (1807-1814), Fødte og døpte 1814, side 60-61.
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Ole Gundersen Thune, born 26 Jun 1820

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 4 (1815-1825), Fødte og døpte 1820, side 100-101.
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Lars Gundersen Thune, born 11 Apr 1826

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 5 (1825-1848), Fødte og døpte 1826, side 9.
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Gunder Gundersen Thune, born 17 Dec 1830

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 5 (1825-1848), Fødte og døpte 1831, side 38.
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Halvor Gundersen Thune, born 12 Apr 1837

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 5 (1825-1848), Fødte og døpte 1837, side 81.
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There may have been more children
Posted: 3 Jan 2014 6:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is the Location on Thune (Tune):
Posted: 3 Jan 2014 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow...thank you so much for all of the information you just supplied to me! This is a tremendous help! Are you from Norway?
Posted: 4 Jan 2014 8:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
No, I am originally from Wisconsin but have been living in Germany since 1974.


Re: Gunnar Thune (1774-1860) in Aal, Norway

Posted: 4 Jan 2014 9:47AM GMT
Classification: Query

Knud Gundersen Thune (1865)

Posted: 4 Jan 2014 3:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2014 3:56PM GMT
Marriage #16
Married 25 Apr 1838 in Ål, Buskerud
Bachelor, Knud Gundersen Thune, 24 yrs, born at Thune, son of Gunder Knudsen
maiden, Astri Larsdatter Stawe, 25 yrs, daughter of Lars Aslesen

Kildeinformasjon: Buskerud fylke, Ål, Ministerialbok nr. I 5 (1825-1848), Ekteviede 1838, side 293.
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In the 1865 census, Knud Gundersen has taken over one of the Thune farms (317a):

His wife is listed as "Astri Knudsdatter" instead of "Astri Larsdatter". I'll take a closer look at this.
Also note that the farm "Thune" is actually made up of three sub-farms.

His brother, Ole Gundersen Thune, has another Thune sub-farm (318b):

Children of Knud Gundersen and Astri Larsdatter

Posted: 4 Jan 2014 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
"Knudsdatter" appears to be an error. All of their children's births list the mother as "Astri Larsdatter".

Gunder Knudsen, b. 19 Nov 1838
Lars Knudsen, b. 22 Feb 1840 (probably died as an Infant)
Lars Knudsen, b. 19 Sep 1941
Anne Knudsdatter, b. 16 Dec 1842
Lukris Knudsdatter, b. 18 Jan 1845
Groe Knudsdatter, b. 2 Oct 1846

There is always the possibility that Astri Larsdatter died between 1846 and 1865 and Knud then remarried to a woman named "Astri Knudsdatter", but I doubt it.
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