Lars Risanger Meland

Lars Risanger Meland
b: 17 SEP 1860
d: 29 DEC 1926
Biography


Lars Risanger married Helga Nilsdotter; they bought the MELAND FARM inSkjold and took the name MELAND. Lars was a farmer and fisherman.August and September he would fish for sild (fish) - at times he sailedto England when fishing. He was interested in local news and peoplecame to him to get news and to borrow papers from him. He helped buildthe new church tower in 1887 at Skjold church, he also worked in thechurch as a singer in the Koret (choir) and sang for funerals. (A letterfrom cousin Helga Salmonsen dated Nov. 19, 1994 tells of the churchhaving been burned by a satanic group.) We visited the site - the belland foundation were all that was left - see pictures taken in 1996. Anew church will be built in Skjold. Lars died of LUNGEBETENNELSE(PNEUMONIA) December 29, 1926 and was buried at Skjold Kirke on January6, 1927.
MELAND is located on Skjoldfjord. They raised hay, had sheep, andbeautiful gardens. A creek ran through the property which is whereGurine washed clothes in summer. The house is still there and in use bythe new owners. In 1996 we were able to visit and enjoyed seeing whereour father had grown up. The steep stairway, beautiful brass doorhandles, interesting door painted by Cousin Erna's first husband, and thefact we could be where our ancestors had lived was a highlight of ourtrip. I took many pictures of the house. Gurine lived at Meland allher life, until 1961. Gunvald sold the farm when he was in his 80's.
We visited Magde Espeland, age 92, who was a mid-wife and lived in thefarm
across from Meland. She was a friend of Dad and his brothers andsisters. We also visited Erlands School, which is now a museum, and isthe school the Meland children attended.


Facts
  • 17 SEP 1860 - Birth - ; Risanger/Stord Island/ Norway-Christened September 30, 1860 Skjold Kirke/ LDS Information
  • 6 JAN 1927 - Burial - ; Skjold Kirke/Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
  • 29 DEC 1926 - Death - ; Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Ancestors
   
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Gudmund Larsen
13 APR 1824 - 30 NOV 1874
  
  
  
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Lars Risanger Meland
17 SEP 1860 - 29 DEC 1926
  
 
  
Gunnar Olsen
1798 - 14 DEC 1874
 
 
Maghilde Magla Gunnarsdtr.
11 MAR 1828 - 2 JAN 1920
  
  
  
Britha Marie Sveinsdtr.
1802 - 3 JUL 1881
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Gudmund Larsen
Birth13 APR 1824Risanger, Stord Island / S.W.Coast Norway
Death30 NOV 1874 Risanger, Stord Island / S.W.Coast Norway
Marriage13 NOV 1856to Maghilde Magla Gunnarsdtr. at Stord Island / S.W.Coast Norway
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Maghilde Magla Gunnarsdtr.
Birth11 MAR 1828at "Styklye"-a cottage under Skjold preacher's house.
Death2 JAN 1920 Norway
Marriage13 NOV 1856to Gudmund Larsen at Stord Island / S.W.Coast Norway
Marriageto Per Haakull
FatherGunnar Olsen
MotherBritha Marie Sveinsdtr.
CHILDREN
MLars Risanger Meland
Birth17 SEP 1860Risanger/Stord Island/ Norway-Christened September 30, 1860 Skjold Kirke/ LDS Information
Death29 DEC 1926Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriage1886to Helga Nilsdotter at Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Fse Gudmundsdtr
BirthRisanger, Stord Island / S.W.Coast Norway
Death
Marriageto n Stokken
FMarie Gudmundsdtr
BirthRisanger/Stord Island / S.W.Coast Norway-many boat builders
Death
Marriageto Fartein Valentin Vikanas
MGunnar Risanger
BirthStord Island / S.W.Coast Norway
DeathHaugesund
Marriageto Mns Nejtun
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Lars Risanger Meland
Birth17 SEP 1860Risanger/Stord Island/ Norway-Christened September 30, 1860 Skjold Kirke/ LDS Information
Death29 DEC 1926 Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriage1886to Helga Nilsdotter at Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
FatherGudmund Larsen
MotherMaghilde Magla Gunnarsdtr.
PARENT (F) Helga Nilsdotter
Birth6 JAN 1855Ness/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Death19 MAR 1940 Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriage1886to Lars Risanger Meland at Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
FatherNils Olavson Fykse
MotherGurid Larsdotter
CHILDREN
MNils Meland
Birth11 NOV 1890Meland, Skjold, Rogaland, Norway
Death19 FEB 1967Northwood, Grand Forks County, ND
Marriage21 JUN 1922to Marie Josephine Olson at Sharon, ND - Hoff Lutheran Church
MGunvald Meland
Birth7 OCT 1887Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland / Norway
Death28 MAR 1977Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Marriageto ?
FGurine Meland
Birth22 JAN 1893MELAND/SKJOLD/ROGALAND/NORWAY
Death12 AUG 1961MELAND/SKJOLD/ROGALAND/NORWAY
FMarta Meland
Birth16 DEC 1894Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
Death7 SEP 1979Meland/ Skjold/ Rogaland/ Norway
MarriageBEF. 1920to Knut Knutsen Langeland at Skjold/ Norway
MLauritz Meland
Birth28 JAN 1897MELAND/SKJOLD/ROGALAND/NORWAY
Death3 DEC 1980Sollentuna, Sweden
MarriageBEF. 1927to Judit Sjoblom at SWEDEN
FHelen Louise Meland
Birth1886Meland/ Skjold
Death1886Meland/ Skjold
Descendancy Chart
Lars Risanger Meland b: 17 SEP 1860 d: 29 DEC 1926
Helga Nilsdotter b: 6 JAN 1855 d: 19 MAR 1940
Nils Meland b: 11 NOV 1890 d: 19 FEB 1967
Marie Josephine Olson b: 19 APR 1896 d: 21 SEP 1967
Wesley Dean Meland b: 2 MAR 1932 d: 8 JAN 2007
Gunvald Meland b: 7 OCT 1887 d: 28 MAR 1977
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Gurine Meland b: 22 JAN 1893 d: 12 AUG 1961
Marta Meland b: 16 DEC 1894 d: 7 SEP 1979
Knut Knutsen Langeland b: 20 JUL 1893 d: 13 JUL 1967
Lars Helmer Langeland b: 1922 d: 1922
Magne Meland Langeland b: 25 MAY 1926 d: 10 JUL 1968
Lauritz Meland b: 28 JAN 1897 d: 3 DEC 1980
Judit Sjoblom b: 10 OCT 1899 d: 12 JUL 1961
Helen Louise Meland b: 1886 d: 1886

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