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Guide to Asker parish, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Microfilms at the Family History Library for Asker prestegjeld (clerical district). The parish registers exist from 1726. Asker prestegjeld contains parish registers from Asker (Ascher) parish and the parishes Østre Bærum (Haslum) and Vestre Bærum (Tanum; Bryn) until 1894.

Images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1660's:  Microfilm of census records available at the Family History Library for Asker prestegjeld (clerical district). 
  1. An extraction of the 1663-1664 census for Asker clerical districtin Akershus county, Norway.
  2. Fogdernes og sorenskrivernes manntall 1664-1666.  This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farmowners (including widows), sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete.
  3. Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666.  This census was taken by the local parish priests. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners (including widows), the sons of the farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and their sons, and the ages of each person. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete.
  • 1835:  The 1835 census for Asker clerical districtin Akershus county, which includes Asker, Vestre Bærum and Østre Bærum parishes. Includes the farmnames, name of the people (often in order of head of houshold, his wife, children, servants and their families etc.), sex, occupation, and some miscellaneous information.
  • 1845:  The 1835 census for Asker clerical districtin Akershus county, which includes Asker, Vestre Bærum and Østre Bærum parishes. Usually includes the farmnames, name of the people (often in order of the head of houshold, his wife, children, servants, their families etc.), sex, occupation, and some miscellaneous information.
  • 1855: The 1855 census for Asker clerical districtin Akershus county, which includes Asker, Vestre Bærum and Østre Bærum parishes. Usually includes the farmnames, name of the people (often in order of the head of houshold, his wife, children, servants, their families etc.), sex, occupation, and some miscellaneous information. These records will also in some cases only list farmnames, number of people living on the farm, approximate ages, and how much grain they produced this year.
  • 1865: This 1865 census for Asker clerical districtcontains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Each book usually contains one clerical district (prestegjeld). In some books there are two clerical districts recorded. The parishes and school districts in each clerical district are listed at the beginning of each book. 1865-telling (census) online at Digitalarkivet 
  • 1875: This 1875 census for Asker clerical districtcontains the persons name, residence, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.   1875 census online at Digitalarkivet
  • 1900: This census 1900 census for Asker clerical districtcontains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. 1900-telling (census) online at Digitalarkivet
  • 1910: This 1910 Census for Asker clerical distirct is available online at Digitalarkivet

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has the following farm books for Asker:

Torgersen, Halvard, Asker, bidrag to bygdens gaardshistorie, Oslo, 1941 FHL 948.22/A2 D2t. A genealogy of the people and their farms in Asker in Akershus county with some history. A farm name index to this book is found in the following link. File:948.22/A2 D2t 1941 - Asker.pdf.

Blakstad i Asker : gården og slekten A history of the Blakstad farm in Asker in Akershus county and a genealogy of the families that lived there.

Farm Names[edit | edit source]



The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

60 Aaby, 8 Aannerud, 35 Aastad, 66 Arnestad, 32 Askengen, 1 Asker Præstegaard med Vakaas, 3 Asker vestre, 60 Aspelund

47 Baastad nedre, 90 Badstuen, 12 Bakke, 17 Berg nordre, 32 Berger, 17 Bergsmarken, 16 Bergsæteren, 38 Billingstad, 14 Biterud, 68 Bjørkaas, 57 Bjørkøen, 61 Blakkestad, 55 Bleiker nedre, 55 Bleikerengen, 52 Bondi nordre, 91 Brenna, 9 Brensrud, 75 Briskehaugen, 51 Broen, 29 Bruset, 41 Brønnøen, 86 Buvall, 5 Børgen nordre, 63 Børsholmen

89 Dikemark, 38 Djupendal, 7 Drengsrud, 4 Dæli

77 Eid, 67 Elnes, 89 Eriksrud

13 Finsrud, 93 Fiskumsbraaten, 50 Fusdal

73 Gisle nordre, 78 Gjellum, 51 Grinden, 36 Groset, 75 Gui lille

67 Haakavik, 25 Haga, 50 Hagaløkken, 50 Hallen, 13 Haneval vestre, 22 Haugbu med Fjelken nedre, 85 Hauger, 14 Haugerud, 79 Heggedal, 91 Helsing, 65 Hesleberg, 26 Hofstad, 10 Hogstad, 27 Holmen, 89 Holstein, 8 Huken, 44 Hval, 30 Hvalstad, 54 Hvile, 76 Høibak, 23 Høn vestre

92 Ingelsrud, 94 Jerpaasen, 50 Jørgensløkken, 11 Jøssong

13 Kampenhaug, 38 Kleven, 64 Koia, 56 Konglungen, 59 Krillaas,

29 Ladebraaten, 10 Ladeengen, 52 Lagdalen, 45 Leangen, 53 Leikvold, 13 Limovnhagen, 71 Linlandet, 54 Linløkken, 56 Løkenes, 69 Løvaas

23 Muserudløkken

39 Nes, 40 Nesøen, 42 Nyborg

91 Paaverud, 93 Padderud

85 Raatedalen, 28 Ravnsborg, 43 Reistad, 18 Rustaden nordre, 69 Rustaden søndre

13 Sandbækken, 87 Sebjørnsrud mellem, 82 Sebjørnsrud østre, 20 Sem, 2 Skandsebraaten, 2 Skandseløkken, 2 Skandsen, 81 Skjellestad, 73 Skjerven, 21 Skogum med Fjelken øvre, 34 Skustad, 32 Slæpendengen, 90 Solberg, 95 Solli, 33 Solstad nedre, 73 Staalengen, 86 Steingrimsrud, 16 Stensrud, 37 Stokker, 88 Strømnes, 42 Syverstad, 80 Sætre

46 Teigen, 67 Torp, 31 Torstad, 63 Trosviken, 19 Tveiter

49 Undelstad, 78 Underland

6 Vasbunden, 14 Vassaas, 85 Vestengen, 58 Vettre, 84 Vinnulstad vestre, 14 Vittenberg, 74 Volden, 73 Voldløkken, 51 Vomma, 24 Vægten, 15 Vøien

70 Yggeset

62 Østenstad lille, 71 Østeren

Asker, bidrag til bygdas gårdshistorie

Arnestad nedre, Askenengen, Asker Prestegård, Asker, Askerborskogen

Bakke, Berg, Berger, Bergsgårdene under Vøyen, Bjerkøya, Bjerkås, Bjerkøya, Bleiker, Bleikerhaugen, Bondi, Borgen, Borgengårdene, Brønnøya, Bråten, Buval under Steingrimsrud, Båstad

Daleløkken under Jøssung

Eriksrud under Dikemark

Finnsrud under Vestre Haneval, Fusdal

Gisle Søndre, Gislegårdene, Gjellum, Groset, Guigårdene, Gui, Gupu under Sem

Hagaløkka under Fusdal, Hagen, Haneval, Haugbo, Huager, Haugerud, Hogstad, Hougbo, Hovedbølet under Elnes, Hval, Høen, Hakavik

Jordet under Vestre Haneval, Jøssong med Bakke

Langåra under Brønnøya, Linlandet under Østern

Nadderud under Billingstad, Nesgårdene, Nes , Nordengen under Billingstad

Pruset

Rustad, Rustan

Sebjørnsrud, Sem, Setre, Skaugum, Skellestad, Solstad øvre under Sem, Solvang, Stålenga Nedre (nordre Gisle, Øvre), Skjellestad, Stenset under Jøssung

Torp

Vardåsen under Dikemark, Vasås under Østre Haneval, Venneslund under Koia, Vettre, Vinulstad Østre, Vittenberg under Østre Haneval, Vollen Østenstad, Østenstadgårdene

Yggeset

Åby, Åstad

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Bjengfjend, Olivie Emilie Hansen, 1850-: Consist of genealogical data, 1601-1854,  for ancestors of Olivie Emilie (Hansen) Bjengfjent, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ancestors lived in Asker, Akershus County  and in Sigdal parish, Buskerud County, Norway.

FHL  (on film) 673307 item 6

Hansen, Haagen, 1829: Family record book, 1633-1913: Consist of genealogical data, 1633-1913, with research carried out between 1878 and 1926, for ancestry of Haagen Hansen (b. 1829), and that of his wife, Ane (Olsdatter) Hansen (1821-1874).  He was a convert of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who immigrated from Denmark to St. George, Utah and she was a convert of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who immigrated from Norway to St. George, Utah. Danish ancestors lived in København and elsewhere in København County, Denmark.  Norwegian ancestors lived in Asker and elsewhere in Akershus Cunty, Norway

FHL (on film) 673291 item 12

Ullmann, Helen Schatvet: Our Knoph/Knoff line in Norway, Denmark, and Prussia: The ancestry of Hans Willumsen (1701-1764), who was born in Toten, Oppland, Norway. He was an illegitimate son of Captain (later Major) Wilhelm Knoph and Mari Ellensdatter from Bjørnerumpen. He married (1) at Hof Kirke in Østre Toten Berte Knudsdatter, daughter of Knud Hansen and Karen Hansdatter in 1727.  They had children born in Sukkestad, Væstad and Lie. Berte died at Orderholt in 1739. He married (2) 1740 Marte Olsdatter (d. 1773) of Nes parish.  In 1744 family moved to Asker in Akershus county. He died at Hagen, Store Østenstad in Asker parish, Akershus county. He had eight children with his two wives. Wilhelm Friderich Knoph (b.ca. 1676, d. before 1716, the father of the above Hans, and the son of Daniel Knoph and Maren Hansdatter, was probably born at Strømsø (now Drammen), Buskerud, Norway. He married 1703 Elisabeth Sophie Reichwin, daughter of Georg and Catherine Lauritsen Sverdrup. He had five children with his wife, twins with Mari Ellensdatter Bjørnerumpen and a son with Marthe Sophie von Hadelin. Daniel Knoph (1648-1703), father of Wilhelm Friderich, was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of Daniel Knoph and Elisabeth Wern.  He died at Strømsø (now Drammen), Buskerud, Norway. The earliest ancestor mentioned was Hieronymus Knoph (knoff) of Friedland, Prussia in the early 1500's.

FHL (on film) 1697545 item 24

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1656-1901: Records are found in Aker judicial district. 

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

-Torgersen, Halvard.  Asker - bidrag til bygdas gårdshistoie, 2nd ed. Oslo: Grøndahl & søn, 1941.