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28 Dec 1815 marriage of Berthe Gundersdatter and Hans Olsen
Holla Kirkebøk 1815-1830 p.194


Marriage of a widow to a much younger man was not uncommon at that time.  She may have wanted to remain on the farm which she inherited from her first husband, but was unable to maintain it by herself and could not afford to hire someone.

Source information: Telemark county, Holla, Parish register (official) nr. 3 (1815-1830), Marriage records 1817, page 194, left top #4. Permanent online pagelink, Permanent online imagelink