Still a Mystery
Recall that one of my concerns was Berthe Ellefsdatter's birthplace. Listed as Stange Presetgjeld in the 1865 Norwegian Census, I had questions regarding the accuracy of this information stemming from the lack of "Berthe Ellefsdatters" born in Stange from a few years before the 1820's and into the 1840's. Then, I found Berthe Ellefsdatter's father, Ellef Hansen, in the 1801 Norwegian Census living on the Aamodt farm with two siblings, his father, and his stepmother. No Ellef Hansen can be found in the 1801 Census for Stange. These results are suggestive... perhaps Berthe Ellefsdatter was born in Buskerud rather than Hedmark!