My Maternal 8th. Great Grandfather, Eilert Jonssen, Denmark

Jutland, Denmark

Jutland, Denmark

Eilert Jonssen is my maternal 8th great grandfather.

Jonas Eilertsen Lund
his father

Eilert Jonssen
his father

Denmark, blue


Eilert Jonssen

Gender: Male
Birth: 1645
Jylland, Denmark
Death: 1700 (55)
Borhaug, Vest-Agder, Norge (Norway)Vest-Agder, Norway
Place of Burial: Vanse, Vest-Agder, Norge (Norway)
Immediate Family: Son of Jonas Lund
Husband of Gudbjørg Borrehof and Birthe Jochumsdatter Hervoll

Gender: Female
Birth: 1645
Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norge (Norway)
Death: 1723 (78)
Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norge (Norway)
Immediate Family: Daughter of Jokum Henriksen Hervoll and Marte Andersdatter Tomstad

Wife of Eilert Jonssen

Mother of Gudbiør Jonssen; Anne Eilertsdatter Lund; Jonas Eilertsen Lund; Martha Eilertsdatter; Anna “Hanniber” Jonssen and 1 other

Sister of Hans Jokumsen Herrvoll; Anna Jokumsdatter Herrvoll and Engel Jokumsdatter Hervoll

Added by: Didrik S. Voss on September 13, 2010
Managed by: Didrik S. Voss and 5 others

Father of Kristen; Guri; Gudbiør Jonssen; Anne Eilertsdatter Lund; Jonas Eilertsen Lund and 3 others

Added by: Didrik S. Voss on September 13, 2010
Managed by: Kjell Arild Modahl Reehorst and 6 others     source:
About this sound Farsund  is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Lister. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Farsund. Farsund is a coastal municipality in the far southwestern part of Norway, bordering Kvinesdalmunicipality in the north and Lyngdal in the north and east. source: Wikipedia

flamsbanen-travel-by-train-norwayFlamsbanen travel by train, Norway

About:  The traditions says that I came from Denmark and stranded/settled at Lista in 1688 and got married there. But new information says that I was present there already in before 1680. This assumes that I arrived Norway/Lista about 1675.  Some have the opinion that I am the son of Jonas Borhaug which is supposed to have arrived from Denmark in the period 1600 – 1650. There is no doubt that I am the ancestor of the great LUND family in Fahrsund.  I settled and married at Borhaug. Unfortunately my first wife Guldbjørg Borrehof died early and I had to remarry. My second wife was Birthe Jocumsdatter at Hervold.        



Begravet 17 Januar 1700: Eilert Jonsen Borrehof 55 Aar. (Ministrialok Vanse/Vanse 1691-1715 , 1700 side 28)

Listaboka II 882.

Se “En by og en bank” av Johannes Seland 1967. Side 30 — (Første gang utgitt i 1947) (link:

Se også “Farsund-Lundene” ved Oberst Gabriel Lund 1950. Side 54— (link:


My Maternal 2nd. Great Grandmother, Georgine Johanne Janson, Norway


Saint John’s Church, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Birth: Oct. 25, 1837
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway



Death: 6 June 1905
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway 

Daughter of Helmich Heinrichsen “Helmik” Janson and Constance Fredrikke Sophie Neumann.

Married: John Theodor Lund on 21 October 1870 in Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral), Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

Name John Theodor Lund
Spouse’s Name Georgine Johanne Jansen
Event Date 21 Oct 1870
Event Place Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
“Norway Marriages, 1660-1926,” database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen, 21 Oct 1870; citing Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway; FHL microfilm 278,102.

Children: John Macordy Lund, Gudrun Ivara Lund (Linderman), Ragnhild, Elsiff, and Solveig Lund.

Family links: 
Johan Theodor Lund (1842 – 1920)

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Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway

Death: 1905 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway

1900 Census for Norway with her husband in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway)

Domkirken, Trondheim, Norway, 2006 photograph by Erik A. Drabløs, Wikipedia

Domkirkegarden, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway 

Burial: 1905
Trondheim kommune
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway

Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: Oct 04, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 153234539

My Maternal 5th. Great Grandfather, Jorgen Gabrielsen, Norway


Valle View, Valle, Vesta-Agder, Norway





Birth Date 05 Aug 1759
Christening Date 10 Aug 1759
Father’s Name Gabriel Lund


“Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927,” database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Jorgen Gabrielsen, 05 Aug 1759; citing ; FHL microfilm 127,359.
Married: about 1786 in Vest-Agder, Norway to Sussanna Macoddi.
She was born: about 1767 in Vest-Agder, Norway.
Children (7):
1787–Deceased  •  LTCH-GV8
1789–Deceased  •  KC3N-VJV
1790–Deceased  •  LTCH-PQY
1795–Deceased  •  LTCH-GK6
1796–Deceased  •  LTCH-T5W
1797–Deceased  •  LTCH-T5L
1799–Deceased  •  LTCH-RHN
Valle_Kirke,_Vigeland, Vest-Agder, Norway
Valle Kirch, Valle, Vesta-Agder, Norway
Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the west and Aust-Agder to the east. In 2002 there were 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% of the total population in Norway. The county administration is in Kristiansand.It is the southernmost county in Norway, extending inland from the North Sea and its arm, the Skagerrak. Most of the habitation lies along the coast, including the towns Kristiansand, Mandal, Flekkefjord, and Farsund. Some 31 fjords are located there. Shipping, commerce and recreation are the main industries. As the Gulf Stream touches the coast of Vest-Agder, it is also called “the Norwegian Riviera”.  Vest-Agder, Norway


Heather – Norwegian Flower

My Maternal 4th. Great Grandfather, Amund Knudsen, Norway


Stord-Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

My maternal fourth great grandfather was Amund Knudsen.

1765–Deceased • 27TS-LRQ
1783–Deceased • 27TS-LR7

Marriage: 10 May 1807 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Children (4)

  1. 1811–Deceased • M9XN-FKZ
  2. 1816–1883 • LDXV-QFJ
  3. 1818–1822 • 27TS-LR3
  4. 1821–Deceased • MXMF-Z3J

Stord kirke (Stord, Hordaland)

Stord Kirche, Stord, Hordaland, Norway

Born: about 1786 in Norway


Married: 10 May 1807 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway to Anna Amundsdatter

Ferienort Ulvik am Ulvikfjord, Hordaland, Südwestnorwegen, Norwegen

Ulvik, Hardangerfjord, Norway. Brakanes Hotel down by the fjord (right side of picture)

Children:  Knud Andreasen Amundsen, Elen Berthine Amundsdatter, Inger Serene Amundsdatter, and Aamund Olai Amundsen

Aamund Knudsen in the 1815 Census of Bergen
Digitalarkivet of the National Archives of Norway. Online database. Transcription of census record.
Living at 1 Rød 169 which is his residence as noted in his daughter Elen Bertine’s christening record which shows that this is the correct family.
23 December 2017 by Gordon Collett

Stord - Bergen, Hordaland)

Death: after 1821 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

My Maternal 4th.Great Grandfather, John Jorgensen Lund, Norway

1789–1826  •  KC3N-VJV
1783–Deceased  •  KZHY-WFW

Marriage: 9 January 1811 in Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

Eilert Theodor Johansen Lund 1815–1893  •  M5HG-HMN

Birgitthe Johanne Johansen 1817–Deceased  •  MHL5-5QB

Johann Joachim Johansen 1827-

Jochim Brinch Johansen 1825-

Valle_kyrkje_Valle_Vest Agder_NorwayValle Kirche, Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

Son of Jorgen Gabrielsen

1759–Deceased  •  MX4Y-NXY
1767–Deceased  •  LTCH-PQ4

Marriage: about 1786

Vest-Agder, Norway

Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway


Valle_Kirke,_Vigeland, Vest-Agder, Norway

My Maternal 3rd. Great Grandfather, Eilert Theodor Lund, Norway


My third great maternal Norwegian grandfather. Son of John Jorgensen Lund and Anne Regina Eilertsdr of Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

Valle is a municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Setesdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Valle. Other villages in Valle include Besteland, Brokke, Homme, Hovet, Rygnestad, Rysstad, and Uppstad.

Name: Eilert Theodor Lund
Birth Date: June 1815
Age: 26
Spouse’s Name: Elen Bertine Knudsen
Spouse’s Birth Date: 1816
Spouse’s Age: 26
Event Date: 20 Feb 1842
Event Place: Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Father’s Name: John Lund
Spouse’s Father’s Name: Amund Knudsen
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03660-2 , System Origin: Norway-EASy , GS Film number: 123709 , Reference ID: 76
Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926
Citing this Record
“Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Nov 2014), Eilert Theodor Lund and Elen Bertine Knudsen, 20 Feb 1842; citing Bergen, Bergen, Norway; FHL microfilm 123709.

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Eilert Theodor Lund aka Eilert Theodor Johansen

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Valle Kirch, Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway

3 July 1815
Home, Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway
3 August 1815
Church,Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway
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 Bergen City in Norway. Bergen is a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It’s surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. The Fløibanen Funicular goes up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views and hiking trails. The Edvard Grieg House is where the renowned composer once lived.
aka Eilert Theodor Johansen

Married: 20 Feb. 1842 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

John Theodor, Anna Regina, Amund Arnoldus, Andreas Elizabeth, Eilert Theodor, and Elertine Theodora Lund.

1881 Census for Bergen, Hordaland, Norway states that Eilert was a ship’s captain, and a widower living with daughter Regina Lund.
Family links:
  Elen Bertine Knudsen Lund (1816 – 1883)

 Bergen Domkirke, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Bergen Domkirkegaarden
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Created by: Texas Tudors
Record added: Jun 10, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 180201625

Anders Ericsson Lund, Sweden


Anders Ericsson Lund

Born: about 1770 in Goteburg, Och Bohus, Sweden

Died: before 1870 in Sweden.

Married: Kirstin Bengstdr on 7 Feb. 1790 in Solberga, Goteburg, Och Bohus, Sweden.

Children: Andreas, Elias, Jan, Johana, and  Allexander Lund.


My Maternal 3rd. Great Grandfather, Helmich Henrichsen Janson, Norway


Heather – Norwegian flower

Namsos_sjøhus, Norway

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Son of Henrich Hermanson Janson and Georgine Johanne Nagel.

My third great maternal grandfather, Helmich “Helmik” Henrichsen Janson.

Married Constance Fredrikke Sofie Jakobsdotter Neumann on 27 November 1838 in Domkirken (Lutheran church), Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

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Domkirken (Lutheran church), Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

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Children: Georgine Johanne Helmichsdatter, Herman Diedrich Helmick Janson, Justine Marie Agnete Janson, Georgine Johanne Janson, Jacob Neumann Helmick Janson, Kristofer Nagel Helmichsen Janson, Constance Fredriche Sophie Helmichsdatter Janson, Wibiche Helmichsdatter Janson, and Helmich Janson.

Birth:  Feb. 28, 1804
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death:  Feb. 28, 1868
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Family links:
Constance Fredrikke Sofie Jakobsdatter Neumann Janson (1808 – 1880)
 Bergen Domkirke, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
St. Jakob Cemetery 
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
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Record added: Jul 16, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 167031700

My Maternal 2nd. Great Grandfather, John Theodor Lund, Bergen, Norway

Avisa, Sor Trondelag, Norway

Avisa, Sor Trondelag, Norway 

The photographer - Morten Dreier - must always be credited
The photographer – Morten Dreier

My Maternal Second Great Grandfather, Johan “John” Theodor Lund, son of Eilert Lund and Elen Bertine Knudsen of Norway.

Married: Georgine Johanne Jansen, in the Domkirken (Bergen Cathedral), Evangelical Lutheran church, of the Church of Norway, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway on 21 October 1870.

Bergen Cathedral a cathedral in Bergen municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located in the city of Bergen. The church is the seat of the “Bergen domkirke” parish and the seat of the Bergen arch-deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. Wikipedia

Address: Domkirkeplassen 1, 5003 Bergen, Norway

Born: 9 October 1842 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

Christened: 30 October 1842  in Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.

Christening record for John Theodor Lund:
Domkirken Sokneprestembete, H/Haa/L0019: Ministerialbok nr. B 2, 1841-1851, s. 23, entry 111
Born 9 October, christened 30 October; John Theodor; legitimate; parents: Eilert Theodor Lund, captain and wife Elen Berntine Lund, born Knudsen; witnesses Ingebor M Lund, Hedevig Lund, James S Lund, Hans Bryneldsen, Andreas S Krogh, 9 June 2017 by Carole McIntyre
Reason This Source Is Attached
Shows name, birth, christening, parents.

His wife Georgine was born on 25 October 1837 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.



8 January 1920 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway

Children: John Macordy Lund, Gudrun Ivara Lund (Linderman), Ragnhild, Elsiff, and Solveig Lund.


9 January 1920
Nidaros Cathedral Cemetery
Trondheim kommune
Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Sep 28, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 152969423

NameJohn Lund
Event TypeBurial
Event PlaceTrondheim, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
CemeteryNidaros Cathedral
Birth Date20 Apr 1841
Death Date08 Nov 1920
Affiliate Create Date2014-06-17 13:15:25
Affiliate Image Identifier8850597
“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch( : accessed 28 September 2015), John Lund, died 08 Nov 1920; citing BillionGraves( : 2012), Burial at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.


Wunderscapes Travel

In July I will be leaving for a month-long trip to Croatia and Italy, but until then I won’t have some new pictures to share.  Instead, I’ll keep posting photos from my travels last year.  Today I’ve got some more pictures from Scandinavia that I feel should be shared. Enjoy!

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Cairn on top of Vidden Plateau in Bergen, Norway

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Hiking across the Vidden Plateau in Bergen, Norway

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View of Bergen, Norway from the peak of Mt. Ulriken


Bryggen Wharf in Bergen, Norway

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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm Archipelago

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Grinda Island, Stockholm Archipelago

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Grinda Island, Stockholm Archipelago


Copenhagen, Denmark

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Norway Travel

Have Bag, Will Travel


The Land of the Vikings…

There is a lot more to Norway than men with beards and bloody axes but the Disney Website simply introduces Norway with the words “Welcome to the land of the Vikings!”

Whilst it suits Disney to retain the school boy image of them it actually becomes increasingly evident that Viking society was much more complex and popular conceptions of them are often in conflict with the truth that emerges from recent archaeology and modern research.

The traditional view of the Vikings as violent brutes and intrepid adventurers are part true and part fable but no one can be absolutely certain of the accurate ratio and popular representations of these men in horned helmets remain for now highly clichéd.  Disney of course had a Wooden Longboat (its gone now I understand) and a shop that inevitably sold Viking helmets based on the traditional image of the plundering Norsemen.

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Hello World!

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This blog is about my Norwegian, and Swedish roots.  My maternal great grandparents were John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen of Bergen, Hordaland, Norway. 

Marriage Record for them:

groom‘s name:John Theodor Lund

groom’s birth date:09 Oct 1842
groom’s birthplace:
groom’s age:
bride‘s name:Georgine Johanne Jansen
bride’s birth date:25 Oct 1837
bride’s birthplace:
bride’s age:

marriage date:21 Oct 1870

marriage place:Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

groom’s mother’s name:

bride’s father’s name:Helmik Janson
bride’s mother’s name:
groom’s race:
groom’s marital status:
groom’s previous wife’s name:
bride’s race:
bride’s marital status:
bride’s previous husband’s name:
indexing project (batch) number:M42937-8
system origin:Norway-VR

reference number:2:259V7VH
Citing this Record
“Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Nov 2012), John Theodor Lund and Georgine Johanne Jansen, 21 Oct 1870; citing Domkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, reference 2:259V7VH; FHL microfilm 278102.

English: Arboretum, Milde, Bergen, Hordaland, ...






Beautiful song about Norwegian flowers