Baptism of Anne Marie (1827)Anne Maria Olsdatter Ruud was born on 07 Oct 1827 in Strømmen, Vestfold, NorwayA, B, C to Ole Christensen Ruud and Berthe Maria Jensdatter. She was baptized on 18 Nov 1827 in Strømm Church, in Svelvik.1
Anne was the fourth of six children born to parents Ole & Berthe. They were all raised in the village of Svelvik where her father worked as a sailor until around the time Anne turned 6. Around this time Ole gave up the life at sea and instead became a day laborer, which usually meant working odd jobs around town and helping others as a farmhand.
In 1842 Anne was confirmed in the local parish register held in Hurum, Buskerud, Norway.2 It's rightfully assumed she was confirmed at her local church in Strømm church since it says she was of Svelvik (and baptized in Strømm), but curiously, the register does not make this specification.
Anne gave birth to her first child, a son, John in 1856. This was followed by twin daughters, Birthe Marie and Julia in 1858, and another daughter, Annette, in 1861.
On the 4 Aug 1862, Andreas bought farm house 11a in Svelvik from Ole Halvorsen for $108.4 Here, Anne would give birth to son, Ole, in 1864 and Andreas in 1867. Andreas and Anne would raise their six children at house 11a. This is supported by their appearance on the 1865 census where they are listed as living in 11a in Svelvik with 5 children (son Andreas would not be born for another 2 years).5
Ole Christensen Ruud, 31 Jul 1791 - 10 Mar 1865
Berthe Marie "Berthe-Dol" Jensdatter, abt Jun 1786 - 31 Dec 1867
Andreas Johnsen, 08 Mar 1830 - 01 Jul 1888
- John Andreasen, 02 May 1856 – 07 Jan 1932
- Birthe Marie Andreasdatter, 01 Nov 1858 – 17 Sep 1933
- Julie Andreasdatter, 01 Nov 1858 – 19 Nov 1933
- Annette Andreasdatter, 30 Dec 1861 – 14 Jan 1937
- Ole Andreasen, 02 Sep 1864 – 28 Mar 1895
- Andreas Marinius Andreasen, 08 Aug 1867 – 31 Jan 1925
A Norway Parish Registers for Svelvik at the time of Anne's baptism were not located under their current county of Vestfold. At the time, Svelvik's Strømm church was a part of the Hurum parish in Buskerud County.
B In the 1800's, Svelvik was separated into two ajoining towns along the Drammen Fjord. They were Svelvik and Strømmen (also refered to as Strømm). The town was frequently referred to as Svelvikstrommen. Strømmen was incorporated into Svelvik in the 1950s.
C Strømmen Church was demolished in 1857 because it's size no longer suited the now bustling shipping town. Svelvik Church was erected in it's place in 1859.
D Anne's burial record states that her cause of death was "barselseng", this loosely translates to recovery from childbirth.