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Andreas MONSSEN

Male 1767 - 1813  (46 years)


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  • Name Andreas MONSSEN 
    Born 1767  Bygd, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1813  Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Unable to locate 1801 census record.

      Goes to Øksnes in 1805.

      Church record confirms death year of 1813 and lists age at date of death as 44.

      v. 3, p. 280 lists names, spouse, children and dates.

      p. 305:
      “Andreas Monssen and Marit Jensdtr (par 1794) came from Sortland in 1796, but did not stay long on the farm. They moved on to Eidsfjord, where fishing was good and profitable. Later they settled in Øksnes and were prosperous there.”

      p. 217:
      “In the years around 1800 two Norwegian couples lived in the greater bay area, both as tenants. Andreas Monssen and Marit Jensdtr (par 1794) came from Bygd in Sortland in 1797, the last in a period of very good fishing, and may have had thoughts of settling in the greater bay for good.

      “At the turn of the century the situation completely turned about. Fishless seas and just barren lands in the country destroyed most of the prosperity in the region, and destitution spread everywhere. In 1805 the couple had had enough. They moved out to Øksnes, believing that the possibilities of fishing might be a little better.

      “Out there Andreas and a few neighbors stole some fish; some dried fish to save the lives of their families. They were discovered and sentenced to jail, but the family survived this awful time. The polar explorer Helmer Hanssen from Bjørnskinn is among the many great-grandchildren of Andrew and Marit.«s52», «s52», «s71», «s71» [1, 2]
    Person ID I10398  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 11 May 2021 

    Father Mons ARNTSEN,   b. 1716, Bygd, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Marta NILSDTR,   b. 1727,   d. 1794  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F3633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marit JENSDTR,   b. 1760,   d. 19 Apr 1845, Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. Pernilla ANDREASDTR,   b. 1794, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gjertrud Dortea ANDREASDTR,   b. 1796, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anna Marta ANDREASDTR,   b. 1797, Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Nils ANDREASSEN,   b. 1799, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nella Marie ANDREASDTR,   b. 1800, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Nils Mikal ANDREASSEN,   b. 1803, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Jakob ANDREASEN,   b. 4 Aug 1806, Skyvede, Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1837, Staven, Øksnes, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2021 
    Family ID F3631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1767 - Bygd, Sortland, Nordland, Norway Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Sortland Bygdebok. V. 2 Gård Og Slekt., Borgos, Johan I., (Sortland Kommune, 2005.).

    2. [S71] Sortland Bygdebok. V. 3 Gård og Slekt., Borgos, Johan I., (Sortland Kommune, 2007.).