Rasmussen Family in 1865 Norway Census

A fantastic find today. This is the 1865 Census for Norway. Who knew there was such a thing? It shows the family of my great-great-grandfather Jens Rasmussen [John Hanson] living in Lindås, Hordaland, Norway. Lots of great detail here about Jens’ mother, brothers, and niece.

Hans Rasmussen was the eldest son of the family.  He is in the census with his wife Guri and his daughter Anna.  The rest of the people living with him are his brothers and sisters with the exception of Siri Andersdatter, who was their mother.  Jens’ father, Rasmus Hansen, had died by 1865.

Census year: 1865
Municipality: Lindås
Municipality number: 1263
Name of domicile: Østreim
Number of persons in this domicile: 9

Name                Status   Married Occupation    Birth year Place of birth
Hans Rasmussen	    Head     M	     Farmer        1840       Lindaas	
Guri Martinusdatter Wife     M                     1841       Lindaas	
Anna M. Hansdatter  Daughter U		           1860       Lindaas	
Gullak Rasmussen    Brother  U	     Farm lab.	   1851       Lindaas	
Rasmus Rasmussen    Brother  U	     Farm Lab.	   1853       Lindaas	
Sirina Rasmusdatter Sister   U	     Farm maid	   1854       Lindaas	
Andreas Rasmussen   Lodger   U	     Sailor	   1843       Lindaas	
Siri Andersdatter   Mother   W	     Farmer's wife 1816       Lindaas	
Ivar Rasmussen	    Brother  U                     1858       Lindaas	

My Grandfather Jens is in the same Census working as a laborer and living in the home of a Lasse A. Knudsen on the same farm:

Census year: 1865
Municipality: Lindås
Municipality number: 1263
Name of domicile: Østreim
Number of persons in this domicile: 6

Name                    Status   Married Occupation    Birth year Place of birth
Lasse A. Knudsen        Head     M	 Farmer        1833       Lindaas	
Britha Larsdatter       Wife     M                     1829       Lindaas	
Lars Lassesen           Son      U		       1864       Lindaas	
Ingeborg O. Lassedatter Daughter U	               1861       Lindaas	
Jens Rasmussen                   U	 Farm Lab.     1847       Lindaas	
Anna Johannesdatter              U	 Farm maid     1842       Lindaas	
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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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