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Karl Andreas Thomsen (1828 - 1908)

Karl Andreas Thomsen was born 26 Dec. 1828(# 36) on Røen farm, Tysnes in Sunnhordaland County, Norway. He died 18 Feb. 1908(# 4) on Dyrholmen farm, Fitjar, Hordaland County, Norway. He was burried 25 Feb. 1908 in Fitjar cementary(See death link above). He was son of skipper and merchant in Engesund Tolleif Thomsen and Cathrine Nielsdatter. He married Anna Hansdatter on 1 Jan. 1859(# 1) in Fitjar church. They had 9 children:


1. Cathrine Karlsdatter. b. 31 Juli 1859(# 36), Hjelmen farm, Fitjar. d. 18 Des. 1861(# 101), Hjelmen farm.
2. Tollef Carlson. b. 24 July 1860(# 91), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar, d. 29 Des. 1952, Stoughton, WI, USA.
3. Cathrine Carlson. b. 26 Apr. 1862(# 21), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar, d. 17 Apr. 1923, Stoughton, WI, USA.
4. Martha Carlson. b. 18 June 1863(# 55), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar. Emigrated to America.
5. Ingeman Theodor Karlsen. b. 20 Aug. 1864(# 53), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar.
6. Hans Karlsen. b. 17 Mar. 1866(# 38), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar. d. 1952, Dyrholmen farm. m. Oline Olsdatter b. 1858.
7. Karen Karlsdatter. b. 13 Apr. 1867(# 32), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar.
8. Anna Karlsdatter. b. 1 June 1869(# 33), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar. d. 9 Aug. 1871, Hjelmen farm in Fitjar.
9. Andreas Karlsen. b.
10 Juni 1872(# 74), Hjelmen farm in Fitjar. d. Bergen.

Karl Andreas was confirmed 20 Okt. 1844(# 1), in Fitjar church. His grade was very good.

Karl Andreas leased Hjelmen farm in Fitjar in 1858. He bought Hjelmen farm in 1877 from landed proprietor Formanns estate for 960 "spesidaler". Karl Andreas used the farm until he sold by auction in 1882.

From the census of 1865, we can see that Karl Andreas had 1 horse, 5 cows, 13 sheep's and 3 goats. He sowed, 1-barrel oats and 1 1/2 barrel potatoes.

In the Fitjar bygdebok it's said that his wife Anna Hansdatter got the twins Marie Karoline and Hans b. 1878, with Sjovat Jonsen from Gudbrandsdalen?. (Not confirmed).

Karl Andreas was living at Dyrholmen farm in Fitjar from ca. 1902 until he died at an age of 79 years, in 1908. 1)

1) Drange, Ernst Berge: Tysnes. Gards og ættesoge. 1991, Bind III, page 792
Simon SteinsbÝ: Fitjar bygdebok Bind I, page 86 and 434 - 435.
Bømlo Bygdebok, Bind 1, page 123.
Hordaland county, Tysnes, Parish register # A 8 (1826-1837), Birth and baptism 1829, page 24.
Hordaland county, Fitjar in Fitjar, Parish register copy nr. B 1 (1906-1928), Death and burial records 1908, page 218.