GENEALOGY SUMMARY FOR ANDERS & BRITA SLOGVIG (SLOGVIK)
Name: Anders Andersen SLOGVIG1
Father: Anders Knudsen SLOGVIG (1775 - 1848)
Mother: Anna Jacobsdatter FIKSTVEDT (FIKSTVEIT) (1769 - )
Birth 1812 Slogvik, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway
Death 1891 (age 79) Tysvær , Norway
Burial Stakland, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway
1. Berte (Brita) Sørensdt STAKLAND
Birth 1817 Skjold, Rogaland Co., Norway
Death 1891 (age 74) Tysvær , Norway
Marriage Skjold, Rogaland Co., Norway
Notes for Anders:
Birth: [Age given in the 1865 census was 51 which, if correct, would indicate that he was born about 1814.]
Burial: [Buried beside his wife in Quaker graveyard south of the old Stakland Quaker Meeting House.]
General: "Married to Berte (Brita) Sørensdt Stakland (b. 1817, d. 1891) in Skjold. He bought the farm from (his sister Inger's husband) Jens in 1842 for 400 dollars and gave a promise of pension to his father. Anders was mentioned in the tax rolls for 1851 and 1889. In 1875 they fed a horse, 5 cows, 2 heifers, 22 sheep and 6 goats as well as 3 sheep they kept for others. They sold 3 1/2 barrels of oats and 4 barrels of potatoes. Anders was a Quaker and very giving when people came begging at the door. They had the old farmyard on the hill above the houses on today's farm 7. Here you can still see marks after the houses and their kitchen garden and the houses were then moved up to the upper farm yard where farm yard where farm number one now is. Anders and Berte had no children and they gave the farm to the Quakers (Society of Friends) in Stavanger in 1890. For a time they (the Quakers) rented out the farm but in 1900 they sold to Peder from the neighbor farm Vagen. He paid 4,800 kroner and with payments of 320 kroner. - Anders was brought before the law for his Quaker beliefs."
He is listed in Slogvig,Tysvær, in the 1865 census (#1158) as age 51 along with his wife "Berthe Sorensd." (#1159). It appears that at this time he owns 1 horse, 6 cattle, 30 sheep and quantities of oats and potatoes. Two young female servants or maids were living with them, Kari Olsdtr., age 18, and Anne R. Paulsdtr., age 14.
For more about Anders, see: Notes on Anders Anderson Slogvik (1812-1891) from interview with Kåre Slogvik, 12/26/2001.
Notes for wife, Berte (Brita) Sørensdt STAKLAND:1,2,3
General: She was the daughter of Søren Erikson Stakland (b. 1791) and Kari Eriksdtr. Kringeland (1791-1868). She was the older sister of Elias Sørenson Stakland who was a noted Quaker and "was imprisoned in Norway for short periods in five successive years during the 1860s for refusing military service." This Stakland family was noted as being "strong in their loyalty to Quaker testimonies. The family experienced more oppression and ostracism than perhaps any other." (Tjossem, p. 34) Berte and her husband were also early Quakers and suffered persecution for their religious beliefs and practices. She is buried beside her Quaker husband Anders in the north edge of the small Quaker cemetery on the Stakland farm.
Listed with her husband in Slogvig, Tysvær, in the 1865 census as "Berthe Sørensd." age 48.
1. Dybdal-Holthe, Nils. Tysvær, Gard og ætt 2, Tysvær Sokn (Vol. 2 of "Tysvær Bygdebok" or local history book for "farms and families" for Tysvær subparish, Tysvær kommune, Rogaland county, Norway). Stavanger, Norway: Tysvær Kommune - Dreyer Bok, 1990. p. 25.
2. Østrem, Nils Olav. Tysvær, Gard og ætt 5, Grinde (Vol. 5 of "Tysvær Bygdebok" or local history book for "farms and families" for Grinde area, Tysvær kommune, Rogaland county, Norway). Stavanger, Norway: Tysvær Kommune, 1999. p. 163.
3. Tjossem, Wilmer L.. Quaker Sloopers; From the Fjords to the Prairies. Richmond, IN: Friends United Press, 1984. p. 34.
O. Keith Wheeler
Mad River, CA 95552