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Bjorn Kvelve "TONDEBJORN" Anderson
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1801
Rogaland fylke, Norway
Death: Aug. 10, 1850
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Aside from working on a farm, Bjorn had a small sailing vessel in which he transported goods up and down the coast of Norway. At Stavenger, he came into contact with Quakers. Though he did not join the sect, he identified with them. He was an agitator who was able to gather a crowd around him. He persuaded some of his neighbors to join him in chartering ships to America, and in the spring of 1836 they sailed to New York. He obtained work as a cooper in New York and was nicknamed Tondebjorn (Barrel Bjorn). In 1837 he moved his family to the Fox River settlement in La Salle county, Illinois and in 1840 they move to Albion, Dane County, Wisconsin. The nearest neighbor was 12 miles away. There was no school until Bjorn built one at his own expense. All went well until 1850 when a cholera epidemic swept through the area and killed both Bjorn and his son Bruun (age 16). The rest of the children survived, who were: Andrew b. 1832, Bruun b. 1834, Elizabeth b. 1837, Cecelia b. 1840, Martha b. 1841, Dina b. 1843, Rasmus Bjorn b. 1846, Abel b. 1847 and Bernt b. 1851 after his father's death.
Family links: 
  Abel Cathrine Von Krogh Amundson (1809 - 1885)
  Arnoldus Andreas Anderson (1832 - 1923)*
  Augustinus Mendall Bruun Anderson (1834 - 1850)*
  Elizabeth Anderson Danielson (1837 - 1921)*
  Cecelia Anderson Reque (1840 - 1900)*
  Martha Anderson Johnson (1841 - 1927)*
  Dina Anderson Torgerson (1843 - 1935)*
  Rasmus Bjorn Anderson (1846 - 1936)*
  Abel Anderson (1847 - 1925)*
  Augustinus Bruun Anderson (1851 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Pioneer Norwegian Cemetery
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Pioneer Norwegian Cemetery (Albion)
Maintained by: KIKI
Originally Created by: William Scherwitz
Record added: Jul 05, 2010
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Bjorn Kvelve TONDEBJORN Anderson
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Bjorn Kvelve TONDEBJORN Anderson
Added by: William Scherwitz
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 Added: Jul. 13, 2012

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