Friday, December 19, 2014

52 Ancestors in 54 Weeks: Week 8: Anna Pedersdotter (born 1830)

[I believe this is a picture of Anna, probably about 1900]

Anna Pedersdatter Dahl(?), my 2nd great grandmother, was born in Rogaland, Norway, on September 13, 1830, to Peder Jonsson (?-?) and Britha Clausdatter (born about 1804), likely in Hjelmeland Parish (she was baptised there on September 26 of the same year).  She had at least one sibling, a sister, Susanne Pedersdatter (born 1827).

Anna married Rasmus Pedersen (1827-1876) sometime around 1850, when Anna was about 20.  They had at least 8 children:

  • Rakel Karine Fister (1851-1873), an opera singer who died of consumption.
  • Peder Fister (1856-1860)
  • Peder "Per"R Fister (1857-1913), a farmer and fisherman who stayed in Norway
  • Peder Olaus Fister (1859-1861)
  • Peder Olaus Fister (born 1861), a seaman
  • Berdines Rasmussen Fister (1864-1934), my great grandfather
  • Falentin "Frank' R Fister (1867-1938), who came to Illinois at the same time as Berdines
  • Ivar J Fister (1874-1926), who also came to Illinois originally but then settled down as a farmer in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • Anna, 35, and her family appear in the 1865 Census ("Folketelling") in Sandvik, Hjelmeland Parish, Rogaland, Norway.

    Anna, 45, and her family were in the same place ten years later in the 1875 Folketelling.

    Unfortunately, Anna's husband died the following year on May 6, 1876, when Anna was about 45.

    By the 1900 Folketelling Anna, about 70 was listed as "Anna Sandvig," a "husmandsenke" (cotter's widow, as her husband had been a "Husmand med Jord") and was living with her son Peder "Per" and his young family.  He has "Fister herred" as his birthplace, so maybe Sandvik became Fister?  I am not clear on that point.

    I do not know if Anna ever sailed to America to visit some of her children there.

    Anna died about 1915, most likely in Norway.

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