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Hans Engebretsen REVLINGEN

Hans Engebretsen REVLINGEN[1]

Male 1834 - 1930  (96 years)

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  • Name Hans Engebretsen REVLINGEN 
    Born 10 Mar 1834  Fåvang, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 31 Mar 1834  Ringebu i Gudbrandsdalen, Ringebu, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Immigration 1890  Helle, Sogn og Fjordane, Norge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Nov 1930  Estherville, Emmet, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Norwegian Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4161  main
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2017 

    Father Engebret Christensen REVLINGEN,   b. 1795, Ringebu Gudbransdal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1854, Revlingen, Fåvang, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Randi Johannesdatter ODLOSVEEN,   b. 1793, Opsal, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 May 1819  Ringebu, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F2475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sigrid Halvorsdatter MESSELT,   b. 17 Dec 1832, Messelt, Åmot, Hedmark, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1929, Estherville, Emmet, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1854  Tronss Church, Grong, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Helmer Julius Hansen REVLING,   b. 12 Apr 1855, Grong, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1913, Storfiplingdal, Vefsen, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Johannes HANSEN,   b. 26 Mar 1857, Trones, Grong, Nord Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ? , Estherville, Emmet, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Bertha Josefa Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 17 Apr 1859, Grong, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Nils Hansen REVLING KROKEN,   b. 4 Jun 1861, Grong, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1947, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Sofie Margrethe Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 26 Jun 1864, Grong, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1955, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Christian Hansen REVLING,   b. 9 Feb 1867, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +7. Hanna Severine Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 21 May 1869, Grane, Vefsn, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1965  (Age 96 years)
    +8. Randine Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 12 Apr 1871, Grane, Vefsn, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1967  (Age 96 years)
    +9. Anna Bergithe Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 29 Apr 1873, Grane, Vefsn, Nordland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     10. Karen Johanna Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 1874,   d. 1877, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     11. Ingvald Hansen REVLING,   b. 1875,   d. 1920, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +12. Christina Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 30 May 1878, Christiana, Oslo, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1968, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +13. Olga Hansdatter REVLING,   b. 18 Dec 1882, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1975  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1834 - Fåvang, Oppland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 31 Mar 1834 - Ringebu i Gudbrandsdalen, Ringebu, Oppland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1890 - Helle, Sogn og Fjordane, Norge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Nov 1930 - Estherville, Emmet, IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Norwegian Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet, IA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In Norway, in the 1800’s, men who worked for rich farmers were called ‘husmann’. Wages were small. They were given a small piece of land, where they could plant potatoes and a few vegetables. They could only work on their own land at night, after their 10-12 hour days working for the big farmers.

      Hans became tired of seeing his father, Engebret, toil like this to make a living for his family.

      At 18 (1852), Hans left home on foot, walking north over Dovrefjellet (a mountain range in Norway). He would stop and work at different places. In 1854, he arrived in Grong in North Trondelag (north of Trondheim), where he found employment at the Lutheran Church farm. Apparently, in those days some big farms belonged to the Stave Churches.

      On this particular farm, there was a maid working who had come from Meselt, Storelvdal in Osterdal. She was Sigrid (Siri) Halvorson. Hans and Siri fell in love and got married. They moved around, living in many places in the North Trondelag area. They heard of the big timber logging in Vefsen, Nordland and moved there. They lived on a small farm named Bjorkjonnlid, until they immigrated to America with some of their children. They settled in Estherville, Iowa in 1891. Hans was 57 years old, but he continued farming and working on the railroad. Both lived a long and fruitful life.
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      Revlingen was the name of the farm where they were born, in Fåvang in Oppland County. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Norway to America, Our Heritage from , Sigruun Helmersen Olaussen, (self published).

    2. [S2] Family Records, Montressor, Kate, REV/No 001.

    3. [S96] Find a Grave, Bill McKern, 119428740.

    4. [S65] Slekter fra Ringebu, Onshus, Tor.

    5. [S95] Correspondence, Various, 219.