Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jordal (or Jordahl) farm

The family of Sigri (Gunnerdatter) and Lars Oleson (or Olson) came from the Jordahl farm (number 165), in the parish of Kingsverig for the Church of Norway, in the municipality of Odde (or Odda), in the district of Hardanger, located in the county of Hordaland within the country of Norway.

The Jordal farm is located about 3 hours east of Bergen on the western shore of lake Sandvevatnet.

The spelling for the parish of Kingsverig was eventually changed to Kinsavarik.  It was originally formed in 1838.   Kinsavarik and Odda became their own municipalities when they split from Ullensvang on 1, July, 1913.  In 1964 most of Kinsavarik was merged with Ullensvang.

Hardanger is one of 4 districts in the county of Hordaland.     Today, the district of Hardanger encompasses the municipalities of Eidfjord, Granvin, Kvam, Jondal, Odda, Ullensvang and Ulvik.

Hordaland is just one of nineteen counties in the country of Norway.

In 1814, Sweden took control of Norway from Denmark.   By 1905, Norway had became an independent nation.

Here is a map showing the location of the Jordal farm.

And the satellite image of the location of the Jordal farm.

Here is a close up of the Jordal farm on a map.

Here is a close up satellite image of the Jordal farm.

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