Nils Andersen Røsaasen - Birth and death dates?

Started by Michael Jospeh Walsh on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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8/20/2019 at 2:53 PM

Do we have any confirmation on the birth and death dates for Nils? I got to see a copy of the farm book with Røsåsen in it last week and it says 1804 and 1854 respectively for him.

8/20/2019 at 3:18 PM

My research on Ancestry indicates DOB: 5/7/1804 and DOD: 8/10/1853. His name is sometimes spelled “Niels.” I’m not sure why the Rosaasen surname reference but I have that as well.

8/20/2019 at 3:24 PM

OK, so for right now then, I'll change the DOB to May, 7, 1804 and leave the DOD the same as it is. Farm book shows the first name as Nils, so I'll leave that as is too.

8/21/2019 at 1:43 AM

Farm name generally accompanies given names, no?

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8/21/2019 at 3:40 AM

That is often a construction done by genealogists and bygdebok authors to keep track of a family, - you can see for yourself that Røsaasen is not a part of the name in the church records - later generations (in this case the son Nils as an example) started to use the farm name as a family name, all over Norway as as a part of the naming law of 1923 which stopped the use of patronymic names and start using a family name, - a change that started around 50 years earlier

8/21/2019 at 11:21 AM

This is so helpful. Thank you!

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8/21/2019 at 1:32 PM

Michael Jospeh Walsh, - I expect that you add add the children and the second wife to this tree, - you have all the details above.

8/21/2019 at 1:39 PM

Beklager, nei. I only have interest in my wife's direct lineage.

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