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Jakobsen

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The parents of Jenny Aagot was Elsebeth Pedersrdtr and Jacob Christian Jacobsen. Elsebeth Pedersdtr was from the Dreng in Tjølling, and was married to Jacob Chr. Jacobsen from Østre Halsen. They married in 1857, and got 6 children, 2 girls and 4 boys. These six were Johan Petter (born 1857), Oluf Hartvig (born 1858), Marie Ottilie (born 1860), Hans Christian (born 1862), Jenny Ågot (born 1865) and Johan Hartvig (born 1867). The sad thing is that four of these died young; three of the boys died within a few weeks: Oluf Hartvig died 2. March 1863, Hans Christian died 3. March 1863, and Johan Petter died 27. March 1863. Hans Christian and Oluf Hartvig were both buried 8. March. Johan Petter was buried 3. April. There is nothing in the kirkebøkene about the cause of their death – perhaps it was tuberculosis. Marie Ottilie died in 1877, barely 17 years old. Her Father, Jacob Chr. Jacobsen, was sea captain, and died in South America in the 1870s.

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«Elverheim", Storgt 47 (House no. 24), the Østre Halsen (see the historical map of the Østre Halsen here). The deed of 1862 from Fredrik Larsen for 35 spd. to Jacob Christian Jacobsen from Dreng. The children Jenny Ågot (later married to Rudolf Andersen) and Johan Hartvig Detre (later moved to South Africa) grew up here. Jacob was sea captain, and died in the 1870s of yellow fever in South America. The widow Elsebeth Pedersdtr was the owner of the "Elverheim" from 1870 until her death 4. June 1885.

 

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From the church records. Oluf Hartvig and Hans Christian die 2. and 3. in March 1863, and are buried 8. March. 

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From the Census of 1865 and 1875. We see that Elizabeth was a widow before 1875; she earns her living by selling milk and as house owner.

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Jacob Kristian Jacobsen was Jenny's father; Jacob Olsen Dreng her father's father.

The mother of Jacob Kristian was Maren Olea Tellefsdatter. She was "illegitimate" daughter of Tellef Olsen and Anne Mathiasdatter Berg. When Maren Olea was baptized in 1804, it was stated in the church records that Tellef's position/stand was "Tambour".
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The Tambour or the Drummer was an important military signalgiver from the 1500s up to the late 1800s. The Tambour gave the rhythm and tempo, and essentially beat the commands of the officers. Documents show that Tellef was Tambour in Stavern in 2. Comp. in "Tellemarkske Regimente" at least from the 1800 to 1807. It was probably this Tellef who died in Stavern 1809 as "Soldier of "Tellemarkske Regim. 3die Vestenfjeldske Compagnie"35 years old. This is probably the father of Maren Olea; he was possibly from Bamble, and perhaps it was him who lived on Bamble Rectory during the census in 1801 (he was "gevorben soldier" – professional soldier). 
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The daughter of 'Skibsfører' (ship's captain) Anders Jacobsen, Margit Ovidia, seems to have been Jenny's close friend, in addition to to be her cousins. Jenny and Margaret grew both up on the Østre Halsen (see the historical map of the Eastern Neck here), was at the same age, and were confirmed at the same time (5/10-1879). They were probably close friends – Margit was godmother for Eilif when he was born in Oslo; she probably traveled with Jenny Aagot from Larvik to Oslo for the birth in Christiania Fødselsstiftelse. Margit married in 1899 and moved to Drammen. 

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Østre Halsen

 

Around the year 1700 there were probably only around 40 people living in Østre Halsen It was at that time 12 houses here on rented ground. In 1762 this had grown to 16 houses. Gradually the number who settled in Østre Halsen increased; it was sailors, carpenters, blacksmiths. The number varied with amount of work on ships that could be offered in Hølen. There was winter harbour of Larvik-ships and others, and a place for repair and overhaul of ships. Repairs and overhaul constituted most of the work until the 1850s. Later the shipbuilding took over as the most important work, and Hølen became the most important place for shipbuilding in Larvik area at this time.

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Map of Østre Halsen with Hølen from around 1810. Click to see the larger map. [3]

 

The bark Excelsior II built at the Hølen Værft in 1890 pictured in Kragerø. From the Norwegian Maritime Museum (NSM.2001-997)

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Master blacksmith Alfred Andersen, referred to above, is the brother of Otto Rudolf, and later known as the founder of the Alfr Andersen Mek. (Click to see larger text).

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Some words about the school on Østre Halsen(click to see larger text):

Glimpse from the street life on the Østre Halsen at the turn of the century (click to see larger text):

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Jenny Aagot's paternal ancestors
The oldest we know of is Hans Larssøn Østby, who ran the farm on Østby by Tjølling church. It is not known who owned the Østby farms at the time, it might have been a nobleman. Around the year 1700, the farms were sold to the farmers. Here follows an excerpt from [1]:

   
Lars Hanssøn Huseby was lensmann (sheriff) 1649 and 1650, and then again in 1655 and 56. He was the son of Hans Larssøn Østby, and belonged supposedly, to the Lo-family via his mother. [1]
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Dreng

Jacob Olsen and Maren Olea Tollefsdtr were Jenny's grandparents. Jacob Olsen was from Upper Dreng, a farm which was in family ownership for generations.

     Upper Dreng [2]

Dreng is the neighboring farm to Kaupang. In old norse, it is Drengr; in 1398 printed Drængh. The word Drengr on old norse means unmarried man, but also thick stick; the farm's name must be used in the latter sense. It is not known what is reason for the name.

Dreng was from 1389 partly a church property; in 1667 Tjølling church property got revenue from the entire farm. Dreng farms were sold to farmers in 1847 and 1862.

Jacob Larssøn (Lauritsen) was using Dreng from 1660 until 1712, when he died, nearly 80 years old. He was the son of lensmann (sheriff) Lars Hanssøn Huseby, and married the daughter of Paal Bjønnes, Mari Paulsdtr. His son Lars Jacobssøn took over the farm after his father's death. He was a long time at sea, and was well grown when he married. He was commanded as land dragon during the nordic war (1700-1721), because Dreng was a dragon farm, and attended the war. He was married to Mari Jensdatter. By the shift after his father he inherited 60 dalers. [1]

Jens Larssøn took over the farm approx. 1740. He was married to Anne Arnesdtr Hafallen, who died in 1752. Jens Larssøn died at the age of 62 years. Jacob Jenssøn took over the Dreng farm after him. He had a time only half of the Dreng farm. Jacob was married to Anne Olsdatter Skreppestad, and they lived for a time on the Skreppestad. Anne Olsdatter died in 1798, and Jacob, in 1810 (68 years). [1]

Two of the sons of Jacob Jenssøn inherited each their share of the farm. Farm no. 2 was taken over by Ola Jacobssøn, married to Anne Kristensdatter (possibly the daughter of the Christian O. Lower Dreng). He died in 1841 (71 years old), his wife lived until 1851. His son Jacob Olssøn took over farm no 2. He was married to Maren Olia Tolleivsdatter, but died already in 1837 of corrosion. The widow run the farm for a period, and bought the farm of the state in 1847 for 550 spd. [1]

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Jenny's maternal ancestors

Jenny Aagots maternal grandfather was Peder Sørensen (also called Svendsen). His father was "Hammer Blacksmith Master" Søren Pedersen by Fritzøe Ironworks (see more about Fritzøe here). Søren Pedersen died 4. December 1798, 66 years old; cause of death was "sottesyge" (plague). His daughter of 6 years died of corrosion the year after her father. Søren Pedersen's widow Anne Cathrine Olsdatter died 23. February 1801, 45 years old.

Søren Pedersen dies in 1798, by sottesyge (plague).

From the census of 1801. This must be Anne Cathrine Olsdatter who was then a widow after Søren Pedersen; they had, according to the church records a.o. a daughter Ollea bpt 9. June 1790, and another daughter Anne Severina bpt 2. Des 1789, in addition to Peder, who was born in 1794. Anne Cathrine's age must be wrong – should be 43. She lived in Langestrand 48, together with four minor children and her mother, Mette Hansdatter. It is tragic that the children became orphans, only a year after the census, when Anne Cathrine dies.


Anne Cathrine Olsdatter dies 23. oct 1801

Hans Andersen writes the following about Peder Sørensen: "When he was born, as the son of master hammer blacksmith at Fritzøe, Søren Pedersen and his wife Anne C. Olsdatter Sem, then mobilized some of the celebrities in Larvik (e.g. Iver Elligers) as godparents at the baptism 20.12.1794. Peder was a blacksmith like his father, and worked a period at the shipyard in Stavern, where he remarried after his first wife died. But it went down with Peder; when his daughter had confirmation, the church records say that Elsebeth has indifferent parents, but that Elsebeth was a skilled girl that could her Christianity well. Peder's wife Marthe Olsdatter from Malmøya, died 28. sept 1852, and poor Peder had perhaps only the bottle to stick to, so on Christmas Eve 1852, he was found dead in a street in Larvik. Even though he was from Tjølling, he was buried in the "Fattigjorden" (burial place for poor people) behind Larvik church. Richard Herrmann (the well-known NRK, the man) has also Peder Sørensen as the great-great-great-grandfather, but from his 1. marriage."

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Jenny Aagot's ancestors. Click for larger image

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See also old genealogical document from South Africa

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References
Slekten: Andersen Larvik, by Hans Andersen (1986)
[1] Tjølling : a local history, by Lorens Berg (1915)
[2] Tjølling local history, volume II by Jan W. Krohn-Holm (1970)
[3] Tjølling local history, volume III by Jan W. Krohn-Holm (1972)