Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Following up on my last post, here is a picture of the grave belonging to Emil and Hanna Haugen, my gg-grandparents. Emil was born Emil Georg Samuelsen, and Hanna was born Hanna Marie Andreasdatter. Hanna's father, Andreas Andersen, was the first to lease the land "Haugen" in Moum farm (Borge, Oestfold) and build a house. His daughter Hanna married Emil, and Emil leased another parcel on "Haugen" (see my last post). This place name, meaning small hill or mound, became their surname... which continues today with their descendants! Emil was a seaman at first, like his father, and later a timber worker and sometimes brick-maker. Overall, he is best remembered for working the wood, which is mentioned on his headstone. Also written is that Emil and Hanna are loved and missed. They are both buried in Kongsberg, Norway.

More on Emil and Hanna in a future post.

1 comment:

  1. Astrid

    You have a great blog read with interest. Looking forward to more stories.

    Vidar in Norway