Ole Larson's Folks

Category: Prison

Still struggling with the handwritten court document. It will probably be after the holidays by the time I have something ready to publish, and it’s likely to be sketchy even then. Regarding just what Anne was accused of stealing, the printed document says only, “A good deal of foodstuffs, clothing…

Right now here in Bend, Oegon, USA, it is 3 PM, and the temperature is 8 degrees F (- 12 C). Wind chill below zero. Snowing lightly. Very cold for our area, *extremely* cold for snow to be falling. But probably a typical winter day in Norway. Maybe like February…

Here’s a curious detail from the sentencing document lines 13-16: Allegedly, the defendant (our ancestor), while stealing from a “Stabur” (a food storage building of some kind), *locked the outside door* of a nearby dwelling that was occupied at the time. While the motive for that is easy enough, how…

One of the two sentencing documents (the one in Gothic *printing*) is now fully up, with its translation, at Supreme Court Sentence. Have a look and please comment. The handwritten document is also up – page 1, page 2 – but is not linked to within the site itself. It…

Here is a link to the High Court document I was asking about in the DISchat yesterday. Warning: It’s a large file (<800KB) for best resolution. It is the first of two pages. Here is the second page. Please don’t laugh at the fragments of error-ridden transcription I have been…

The day before Thanksgiving, I received two documents from the National Archive of Norway. They are the act of the Supreme Court, 23 April 1841, sentencing Anne Larsdatter to 8 months in Oslo prison, where Ole Larson would be born on 10 December of that year. My friend Berit Carlsen…

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