Rasmussen Family Records from Norway

As I stated in another article, it seems that Norway is getting more of its parish records online.  I recently was able to find the birth and baptism record for my great-great-grandfather Jens Rasmussen, a/k/a “John Hanson”.

Name:            Jens Rasmusen
Gender:          Male
Birth Date:      26 Jan 1847
Baptism Date:    31 Jan 1847
Baptism Place:   Lindaas, Hordaland, Norway
Father:          Rasmus Hansen
Mother:          Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 278073

I also found records for several siblings of the same family.

Name: 	        Hans Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	6 Jan 1840
Baptism Date: 	20 Jan 1840
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas, Hordaland, Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 124587	
Name: 	        Andreas Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	11 Mar 1843
Baptism Date: 	12 Mar 1843
Baptism Place: 	Manger, Hordaland, Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Sigrid Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 124591

Another record for Andreas being baptized at home:

Name: 	Andreas Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	23 Feb 1843
Baptism Date: 	12 Mar 1843
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Sigri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 	278073
Name: 	        Ole Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	8 Feb 1845
Baptism Date: 	16 Feb 1845
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 278073
Name: 	        Carl Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	20 Jun 1849
Baptism Date: 	1 Jul 1849
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 278073
Name: 	        Gullak Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	12 Jan 1851
Baptism Date: 	2 Feb 1851
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 278073
Name: 	        Rasmus Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	20 Nov 1852
Baptism Date: 	28 Nov 1852
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 278073
Name: 	        Iver Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	22 Jan 1858
Baptism Date: 	24 Jan 1858
Baptism Place: 	Austrheim,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Sigrid Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 124589
Name: 	        [Stillborn Son] Rasmusen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	12 Jul 1862
Birth Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Death Date: 	12 Jul 1862
Father: 	Rasmus Hansen
Mother: 	Siri Andersdr
FHL Film Number: 278074

This map shows the towns mentioned in the baptism records and their proximity to Bergen.  Austrheim to Manger is about 10 miles and Manger to Lindaas is about 8 miles.

Rasmussen Family Locations

Rasmussen Family Locations

My great-grandmother Olga Hanson Schmidt said that Jens came from a family of eleven children, ten boys and one girl [Sirina, who Olga called “Olivia” in her recounting of family history]. With these records we know of 10 of the eleven children. The 11th, I believe, is Peder Rasmussen, who I found in the 1871 census for Northumberland, England with his brother Gullak on board a ship called the “Thor”.  Apparently the census-taker visited the harbor, and the Rasmussen brothers were on board at the time.  Peder is listed as the ship’s carpenter:

1871 Census for Northumberland, England

1871 Census for Northumberland, England

Based on the information from the 1865 Norwegian Census I posted elsewhere, I also believe this is the birth/baptism record for Sigrid/Siri:

Name: 	Siri Andersen [Siri Hansen, Siri Andersdatter] 
Gender: 	Female
Baptism Date: 	17 Feb 1816
Baptism Place: 	Lindaas,Hordaland,Norway
Father: 	Anders Hansen
Mother: 	Martha Nilsdatter
FHL Film Number: 	124586

Based on the other baptism records, I believe there is a good chance this is the baptism record for Jen’s father Rasmus Hansen:

Name: 	        Rasmus Hansen
Gender: 	Male
Birth Date: 	27 May 1816
Baptism Date: 	2 Jun 1816
Baptism Place: 	Manger, Hordaland, Norway
Father: 	Hans Johannesen
Mother: 	Jetlau Andersdatter
FHL Film Number: 124590
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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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