Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Maria Oleson - burial

Church records from the village of Fister in Hjelemeland, Norway document the burial for Ole and Mari Finnestad's third child, Maria Olsdatter.

Maria Olsdatter was born March 7, 1848 and died May 15, 1851.

The photo* below is the Fister church, built in 1867, several years after Maria had died. I do not know whether this church replaced another or whether there is a second church in the village.

I have not come across any records that confirm exactly where she may have been buried, but considering the village of Fister is quite small, hopefully it will not be too difficult to locate when I eventually go to Norway.

*Photo: Arne Toftøy-Andersen

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