Ole Larson's Folks

Died in Fron, Norway, this day in 1695: Torger Torgesen Bø, my sixth great-grandfather. His death occurred eleven days before the execution of his wife and eldest son for murder(!!!). The elder Torger was not implicated in the crime, but died suddenly, perhaps of a stress-induced stroke. Seen above is the modern-day farm at Bø. Also, born in Tretten, Norway this day in 1793: my third great-grandmother Ømbjor Michelsdatter Lien (of the “Samuelson” line).

1793 Ombjor

Baptism of Ømbjør and her twin sister Marit



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