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