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The Hageland Farm

 
The Hegland family name is taken from the Hageland farm.  Mikkel married Else Olsdtr Hageland in 1847.  He had inherited the Berge farm from his father in 1845, but he turned Berge ovcr to his brother Lars and moved to his wife's farm, Hageland.
She died after giving birth to twins. Both twins, named Else and Tarje, died as well. Mikkel married Sissel in 1850. They spent a short period of time living in a cottage at Gastjønn before leaving for America. When choosing a surname, Mikkel chose the name of his first wife's farm, Americanized to 'Hegland.'
The farm sits high on a hill (Minnesotans would call it a mountain) with an awe-inspiring view of the lake below. The only original structure that remains is the barn (now a garage).  
According to the current owner, this is an ancient place. About 1500 feet above the house is a natural arrangement of stones.  Dating back to times before the Vikings, people gathered at these stones to offer sacrifices and worship the Norse gods.
 

 
Mikkel and Else's Marriage
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Scanned Churchbooks
Kviteseid Ministerial Book 1836-1858
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406 #16
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Married October 10, 1847
Mikkel Tarjesen
,
gaardmand, born in Skafse, 36 years old
       father: Tarje Olsen
Else Olsdtr Olsdatter Hageland, born in Mo, 25 years
       father:
O
le Olsen
Witnesses:
T
arje Tarjeisen Skroe, Halvor Larsen Vidlie(?)
Bans posted
September 27, October 3 and 10
 
Else Olsdtr's Death
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Scanned Churchbooks
Kviteseid Ministerialbok 1836-1858
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494  #60
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Else Olsdatter, gaardmand's wife, age 24
      Died on Hageland May 22, 1847 buried 2 June

Tarje Mikkelsen and Else Mikkelsdatter's Births and Baptisms
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Kviteseid Ministerialbok 1836-1858
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144  1848 #49 & 50
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#49  Else (twin)
      Born May 20, 1848 - Baptized June 18, 1848 at home by Guro Svendsdtr Hageland
      Parents: Mikkel Tarjeisen and Else Olsdatter, gaardsbrugen Hageland
      Sponsors: Aase Hageland, Gjertine Vraa, Peder K??, Ole Jorgenson Vraa,Osmund Skroe
#50  Tarjei (twin)
      Born May 20, 1848 - Baptized at home by Sigrid Gundersdtr Odden       


Tarje Mikkelsen Death
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Kviteseid Ministerialbok 1836-1858
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494  1848 #61
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Tarje Mikkelsen, gaardmand's child and twin, 4 weeks
  Died on Hageland June 10, 1848 and buried June 16, 1848        

Else Mikkelsdatter Death
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Kviteseid Ministerialbok 1836-1858
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496  1848 #86
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 Else Mikkelsdatter, gaardmand's child and twin, 3 months
  Died on Hageland August 23, 1848 and buried August 28, 1848        
 
 
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