Tollakson Family Stories
Radcliffe Community Folks and Facts Illustrated (Radcliffe Centennial Volume, 1980) pp. 286
Thomas Tollakson came to the Radcliffe area in 1914. He married Ellen Male.
Tollak Bårdsen and Anna Elisabet Monsdtr lived on Skeie Farm, Avaldsnes Parish, Rogaland County, Norway. Tollak was born in 1856 and died in 1928. He was the son of Bård Nilsen and Gjertrud Margrete Ånensdtr from Skeie Farm, sub-farm 1. In 1883 Tollak married Anna Elisabet Monsdtr. Anna was born in 1860 and died 2 December 1928. She was the daughter of Mons Josefsen and Ingeborg Serine Helgesdtr, the former farmer.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Gjertrud Margrete was born in 1884 and married Stener Oliversen. They settled at Hinderaker Farm. In 1902, they emigrated and settled in the USA.
ii. Bård was born in 1887 and married Cecilie Severinsdatter
iii. Sigvald Martin was born in 1889 and married Kirsti Kristensdatter and was the next farmer
iv. Thomas Alfred was born 20 September 1893 (Thomas settled in the Radcliffe area)
v. Thea Kristine was born 17 September 1896 and married Lien
vi. Ingegerd Amalie was born 19 May 1899 and married Håkonsen
Mons Josefsen and Ingeborg Serine Helgesdtr lived on Skeie Farm, Avaldsnes Parish, Rogaland County, Norway. Mons was born in 1828 and died in 1890. He was the son of Josef Monssen and Alis Larsdatter, the former farmer. In 1858, Mons married Ingeborg Serine Helgesdtr. Ingeborg was born in 1817and died in 1890. She was the daughter of Helge Kristoffersen and Guro Sjursdtr of Landanes Farm, sub-farm 4.
Children from this marriage:
i. Anna Elisabet was born in 1860 and married Tollak Bårdsen the next farmer.
Bård Nilsen and Gjertrud Margrete Ånensdtr lived on Skeie Farm, Avaldsnes Parish, Rogaland County, Norway. Bård was born in 1818 and died in 1890. He was the son of Nils Bårdsen and Tala Jonsdtr, the former farmer. In 1847, Bård married Gjertrud Margrete Ånensdtr. Gjertrud was born in 1822 and died in 1895. She was the daughter of Ånen Knutsen and Gjertrud Tørresdtr, from Skeie, sub-farm 13.
Children from this marriage:
ii. Tala Sofie was born in 1847 and married Aadne Aadnesen. They settled at Utvik bnr 1
iii. Gjertrud Margrete was born in 1849 married Ivar Nilssen. They settled at Skeie bnr 9
iv. Nils Johan was born in 1852 and married Marta Karine Sveinsdatter. Nils was the next farmer
v. Karen Kirstine was born in 1854 and died in 1882
vi. Tollak was born in 1856 and married Anna Elisabet Monsdatter. They settled at Skeie bnr 15
vii. Ånen was born in 1859 and married Anna E. Monsdtr. They emigrated in 1887, settling in the USA.
viii. Bård was born in 1863 and married Helga Lovise Ådnesdatter. They settled at Utvik bnr 11
Source of Norwegian Based Information:
Kvalavag Farm , Arnvid Lillehammer, Bygdebok for Karmøy - Avaldsnes I (Utgitt av, Bygdebokutvalget I Karmøy, 1991), pages 197, 213
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