Decendants from "Hammer" farm in Buvika.
Below: Old map of Buvik, the white dots mark farms, and black dots mark cotters places / tenant farms.
"Bergtrø" (tenant farm, or cotters place, under the main
"Bergtrø" once was a tenant farm under the "Hammer" farm. It was situated by the old "king-road". It is marked on the map as a black dot right below the "Hammer" name, if you click the right place, you will move to a more recent photo from Bergtrø.
Anne (1828-1908) and Klemmet (1828-1889) at Bergtrø
Bergtrø was once home
to Klemmet Ulvesen Bergtrø and Anne Svangløkken.
Klemmet (1828-1889) came from "Brekke" in Buvika, a cotters farm by the fjord.
Anne (1828-1908) came from "Svangløkken", another cotters farm in Buvika.
They were both born in 1828 and married in 1855. They had "Bergtrø" from 1858.
Klemmet died in 1889, Anne still had the place until her death in 1908.
Below: Old pictures of Klemmet Ulvesen Brekke (Bergtrø) and Anne Olsdtr. Svangløkken (Bergtrøen).
Below: Photos from "Bergtrø"
I've still no found a picture of Bergtrø. But this cottage below is built around 1946 at Bergtrø, probably upon the remains of their home.
The ground-cellar within the cottage is told to be the same as within their home.
From 1900 Census: At Bergtrøen Hm.plads Buviken under farm 3/2
Ane O. Bergtrøen, widow supplied by own means (Husmandsenke uden jord Lever af sine midler)
Decendants of Anne and Klemmet
Anne and Klemmet had 4 children, who were raised at Bergtrø.
Below: Today we find descendant after Anne and Klemmet is spread out in
Norway, USA, and other parts of the world. Below is the descendant-tree for Klemmet and Anne (Decendants
with spouce are
decendant-tree is helpful when tracing ancestors and relationship.
Click here (or in picture below) to open or save as a pdf-file.
A lot of the decendants live in USA today. Both Randi and John settled in USA. Ole stayed in Buvika, but his son Karl Einar emigrated 1906 and settled in USA. Click to see departure times and destinations in USA for Randi, John and Karl Einar Hammer.
Randi Hammer (1856-1924)
to America at 20 and worked as a housemaid in Bode, IA.
She married Michael Wilson and had one child Minnie (see decendant-tree).
Below: Clifford's grave. Clifford is one of Randi's
Ole Hammer (1859-1919)
Ole had his first child with Fredrikka Andreasdatter Børsøren from Børsa
in 1878 at the age of 19. The
child was named Anne (after Oles mother).
Later Ole married Guline Marie Opland from Flatanger. From 1885 to 1909 they had 11 children (see decendant tree).
John Hammer (1868-1956)
Below: John Klemmetsen Hammer and wife Bertha
Below: John K.Hammer short biography,
as seen on https://sites.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/emig-bios.htm
|John C. Hammer (Johan
Clemmetsen/Klemmetsen Hammer), Buvika, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Extracted from the Brookings County History Book (1989), p. 437-438 and Buvikboka, Vol. 1, p. 110.
John C. Hammer was born in Buvika, Norway 1 March 1868. His parents, Klemmet Ulvesen Brekke, b. 1828, d. 1889 and Anne Olsdatter Svangløkken, b. 1828, d. 1908, were husmannfolk on Bergtrø under Hammer in Buvika from 1858 to 1908. His parents had four children: Randi, b. 1856; Ole, b. 1859; John, and Brynhild, b. 1874. His sister Annie (must be Randi?) emigrated to America at 20 and worked as a housemaid in Bode, IA.
emigrated to America, first to Iowa in abt 1888. [See note] He worked
there as assistant to a buttermaker. From 1896 until his death in 1956,
John Hammer lived in Volga, SD. He owned a general store called
"Hammer's Store" in Volga, SD from 1899 until 1954.
Below: a photo from ca.1904: John and Bertha with 6
I guess from right: Perry Clifford(11), Alice(3), Amy(9) holding little Boyd(1), Lila(5), Mina(7).
Brynhild Hammer (1874-1902)
Sadly Brynhild died only 28 years old, not married, no children.
She was clever at school, and was educated at the Norwegian Seminar of teaching.
We find her in the 1900 Census living at the farm Akset on the island of Hitra west of Trondheim, earning as a teacher there.
The census says: "Brynhild Hammer, Enslig losjerende, ikke gift, Lærerinde ved Folkeskolen, født 1874 i Buviken ST.
Here she is serving as a teacher in the primary school.
Still looking for a photo of her.
Her grave presumably at Buvik church along with her parents, not confirmed.