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Saturday, June 7, 2014

52 Ancestors: #23 Kari Halvorsdatter Sønstebø

My 4th-great-grandmother Kari Halvorsdatter Sønstebø was born on 20 July 1799 in Bø, Telemark, Norway. She was the daughter of Halvor Eriksen Sønstebø and Kari Jorgensdatter.

Telemark county, Bø, Parish register (official) nr. 5 (1785-1815), Chronological list 1799, page 127.

On 21 October 1819 in Bø, Kari married Peder Jorgensen Bø, my 4th-great-grandfather.

Telemark county, Bø, Parish register (official) nr. 6 (1815-1831), Marriage records 1820, page 392.

Their first child, Jorgen (my 3rd-great-grandfather) was born on 13 February 1820, just four months after their marriage. They had two more sons, Halvor (born 31 December 1821) and Gregar (born 18 February 1826).

On 18 November 1845, Kari's husband Peder died. Kari married Ougun Halvorsen on 23 February 1847. At the time of their marriage, Kari was 48 and Ougun was 32.

Telemark county, Bø, Parish register (official) nr. 7 (1831-1848), Marriage records 1847, page 293.

Kari died in Bø on 11 November 1886 and was buried on 22 November 1886.

Telemark county, Bø, Parish register copy nr. 5 (1883-1897), Death and burial records 1886, page 175.

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