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Nordre Fjeld (Nord-Fjell)

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The name Fjell means mountain/hill/rock and accurately describes the location of the Fjell farms. The Fjell farms are mountain farms with a view overlooking Breien, Hestekind, Bjørnødegard and Tonsåsen. They were once one unit, owned by the King of Denmark and Norway and operated by the Church of Aurdal.

Fjell was actually used as summer pastures for the Aurdal Church Farms. Mattis Olsson worked for the Priest in Aurdal who, at that time, was Peder Hansen Colding, originally from Denmark. Mattis and his descendants gradually took over the property, but the farm was divided into three units (Nord-Fjell, Sø-Fjell and Me-Fjell) and other families came in.

Like the other two Fjell farms Nord-Fjell was empty from the time of the "Black Death" until 1590 or so. The farm was Krongods from the time after the "Black Death". Between 1620 and 1700 Nord-Fjell had the same owner as both Me-Fjell and Sø-Fjell. Mattis Olsson was the first to settle Nord-Fjell in the early 16th century. Other early settlers were Halvor Kolsrud, Oluf Mattison and Kristoffer Halvorson.

Sources: Gard og Bygde i Etnedal Book C, page 91

Census Records

1865 (1) | 1865 (2) | 1875 | 1900 (1) | 1900 (2)


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