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Anders Martin Berg KOLBEINSEN

Male 1863 - 1929  (66 years)


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  • Name Anders Martin Berg KOLBEINSEN 
    Born 31 May 1863  Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1929  Trochu, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Meehan Cemetery, Trochu, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Used "Andrew Vik" as name in Canada. Highly likely that Andrew Vik died in Alberta, Canada. No death records have been located.

      Birth Record: Church Book: Sortland 1852-1872:
      Birth date: 31 May 1863
      Baptism Date: 23 Aug 1863
      Name: Anders Martin Berg
      Legitimate birth
      Parents: Colbein Andersen Vik og Edine Hossdatter
      Witnesses: Lars Ingebricktsen Vik, Ole Hansen Vik, Colbein Johansen; Andrine Andersdatter, and Caroline Larsdatter.

      Confirmation Record: Church Book:
      Confirmation Date: 8 Jun 1879
      Name: Anders Martin Berg Kolbensen
      Birthdate: 31 May 1863
      Birthplace: Vig
      Parents: Kolben Andersen, Edine

      Evelyn Johnson indicated that Andrew Vik and Karen Vik separated; Evelyn never knew Andrew Vik.

      1865 Census for Sortlands, farm Vik (Klingholten) 59B lists:

      Colben Andersen, freeholder farmer, 50 born in Opheims Praestg.
      Edine Jakobsdatter, his wife, 31, bornin Oexnaes Praestg.
      Anders Colbensen, their son, 3, born in Sortlands Praestg.
      Colben Johansen, farmworker, 18, born in Sortlands Praestg.
      Helene Hansdatter, farmworker, 32, born in Lindaas Praestg.
      Karoline Hansdatter, her daughter, 3, born in Sortlands Praestg.

      The Dec. 3, 1900 census for Sortland, Norway (Taellingskreds No. 5; Gaards No. 21; Brugs No. 4 & 13; Bostedets Navn Holmvik & Nord.) lists among other things, two households, comprised of nine individuals. The first household consisted of:
      1. Kolbein Andersen, head of household, a retired farmer who had handed his land over to his successors, born in 1816 in Voss.
      2. Edine Jakobsdtr, his wife, also retired, born in 1834 in Oksnes.
      3. Kolbein Kolbeinsen, their son, a freeholder farmer, born in 1877 in Holmvik & Nord. i Sortland.
      The second household consisted of:
      4. Anders Kolbeinsen, head of household, a freeholder farmer, born in 1863 in Holmvik & Nord. i Sortland.
      5. Karen Hansdtr., Ander's wife, born in 1862 in Bjørnskinn.
      6. Helga Andersdtr., his daughter, born in 1888 in Holmvik & Nord i Sortland.
      7. Kalmar Andersen, his son, born in 1889 in Holmvik & Nord i Sortland.
      8. Artur Andersen, his son, born in 1891 in Holmvik & Nord i Sortland
      9. Inga Andersdtr., his daughter, born in 1894 in Holmvik & Nord i Sortland.

      Per the census, they all spoke Norwegian, they had corn & potatoes, animals, and fowl. They did not have bees, a vegetable garden, or a fruit garden.

      Per Evelyn Johnson in August, 1995, Arthur and Kalmar worked on their dad's farm, probably near Hauxely, Canada.

      Emigration Record: from Digital Archives: “Emigranter fra Trondheim 1867-1930:
      Year: 1894
      Date: 24 Jul
      Given Name: Anders
      Last Name: Kolbens.
      Marital Status: Ug
      Age: 31
      Residence: Vesteraalen
      Destination: Stephen, Minn.
      Line: Scandia
      Ship: Via Xansand
      Ticket: Bill. bet. i Amerika

      Emigration Record: from Digital Archives: “Emigranter fra Trondheim 1867-1930”:
      Year: 1904
      Date: 27 Jul
      Given Name: Anders Martin Berg
      Last Name: Kolbens.
      Marital Status: G
      Occupation: Fisker
      Born: 1861
      Residence: Amerik
      Destination: Dell Rapids, S. Dak.
      Line: Cunard
      Ship: Salmo
      Ticket: Bill. bet. i Amerika

      p. 517 (Translated into English):
      Anders Martin Kolbeinsen married in 1887 Karen Margrethe Hansdtr fra Bjørnskinn. She was the sister of Hans Petter Hanssen on farm #19 and Kristine Hansdtr on farm #6.
      Seven years after their marriage, Anders went to America to look up possibilities there. He came back before the turn of the century and the couple ran the farm for some time. In 1899 they got to buy the north half of Ander’s parents farm and perhaps stayed there. About the same time, a period of decline started, mostly because of the terrible fishing and much cold weather. In 1905 Anders and Karen with their five children emigrated. However, many years past before they sold their part of the farm, perhaps because the World War came in the way.
      In 1918 Anders prepared for the sale. He divided out #25 to his brother Kolbein and two years afterward, he sold the rest. Kolbein never married and his part of the farm was put together with the main farm.

      Canada. 1921 Census: Alberta, Bow River, Sub-District 53, Ghost Pine
      Vik, Andrew
      Married
      Age: 60
      Born in Norway, father and mother born in Norway,
      Alien, immigrated in 1896.
      Speaks English
      Farmer, own farm.

      Death Record: Alberta, Canada, Deaths Index, 1870-1966
      Name: Andrew Vik
      Gender: Male
      Death Date: 11 Nov 1929
      Death Place: Trochu, Alberta, Canada

      Burial record lists name as "Andres Vik". [1]
    Person ID I145  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2019 

    Father Kolbein ANDERSEN,   b. 30 May 1818, Voss, Hordaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1911, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Edine Kristine JAKOBSDTR MAAS,   b. 1834, Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1862  Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family.  Norway Census 1875.  Original Paper Record.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1875. Original Paper Record.
    Original paper record stored on microfilm for Gnr. 59b, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family.  Norway Census 1900.  Original Paper Record.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1900. Original Paper Record.
    Original paper record stored on microfilm for Gnr. 21, Brnr. 4 and 13, Holmvik and Nord, Sortland, Nordland, Norway.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1900. Transcription.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1900. Transcription.
    Digital transcription of original paper record for Gnr. 21, Brnr. 4 and 13, Holmvik & Nord, Sortland, Nordland, Norway. Made available in the Digital Archives of the Regional State Archives in Bergen, Norway.
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Karen Margarethe HANSSEN,   b. 3 Apr 1862, Bjørnskinn, Andøy, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1938, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1887  Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Helga Pauline Dorthea VIK,   b. 22 Apr 1888, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1970, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Kalmar Eklund VIK,   b. 28 May 1889, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1960, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Arthur Korn VIK,   b. 14 May 1891, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1986, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +4. Ingbortine “Inga” Margrete Marie VIK,   b. 24 Apr 1894, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1980, King Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Ragnhild "Rachael" Johanna VIK,   b. 27 Jun 1901, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1981, Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Photos
    Vik, Karen and husband, Anders Kolbeinsen, with daughter Ragnhild.
    Vik, Karen and husband, Anders Kolbeinsen, with daughter Ragnhild.
    Vik, Andrew (originally Anders Martin Berg Kolbeinsen) and wife Karen Margarethe Hanssen.
    Vik, Andrew (originally Anders Martin Berg Kolbeinsen) and wife Karen Margarethe Hanssen.
    The couple originally emigrated in 1904 to Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Their five children emigrated to South Dakota in 1905. Karen and her children relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1928. Prior to their move to Seattle, Karen and Andrew had separated; Andrew went to Alberta, Canada and farmed. Photo found by Susan Woster Burgoyne at her great grandparents home (Johan Smevik and Hilda Hanssen) during her visit to Bjørnskinn, Norway in Summer 2018. Hilda Hanssen was a sister to Kristine Hanssen Olsen, mother of Harold D. Nelson.

    Vik, Karen Hanssen.  Family.
    Vik, Karen Hanssen. Family.
    L. to R.: Kalmar (1889-1960), Helga (1888-1970), Karen (seated, ), Inga (1894-1980), Rae (1901-1981), and Arthur (1891-1986). Note: Photograph "distorted" slightly; this photo is a picture of the original. Photo found by Susan Woster Burgoyne at her great grandparents home (Johan Smevik and Hilda Hanssen) during her visit to Bjørnskinn, Norway in Summer 2018. Hilda Hanssen was a sister to Kristine Hanssen Olsen, mother of Harold D. Nelson.

    Documents
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family.  Norway Census 1900.  Original Paper Record.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1900. Original Paper Record.
    Original paper record stored on microfilm for Gnr. 21, Brnr. 4 and 13, Holmvik and Nord, Sortland, Nordland, Norway.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1875. Transcription.
    Census. Andersen, Kolbein and family. Norway Census 1875. Transcription.
    Digital transcription of original paper record for Gnr. 59b, Vik, Sortland, Nordland, Norway. Made available in the Digital Archives of the Regional State Archives in Bergen, Norway.
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Sortland Bygdebok. V. 2 Gård Og Slekt., Borgos, Johan I., (Sortland Kommune, 2005.).