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Tollev Hansen Bjornstad
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1809
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Mar. 30, 1893
Oppland fylke, Norway

2nd child and oldest son of Hans Tollefson and Marte Paulsdatter Smeby. He grew up on the family farm (Greater Bjornstad Farm) which was located on the main road between Gjovik and Kapp, on the western side of Lake Mjosa. He married Marte Maria Tommerhoel on 7 November 1835. There were seven children born to this union who survived to adulthood: Marie (1836-1912), Hans (1839-1897), Kari (1842-1926), Halfdan (1844-1909), Per (1847-1873), Anne (1850-1934), and Martinus (1854-1941). He was a precise person who developed a sense of order and exactness in all the he undertook. He could also, at times, be obstinant and stubborn. However, he cared deeply for his wife and family and had a good disposition. He took over operation of the family farm in 1835, which produced various grains and livestock. He developed a keen interest in the enterprises started as stock or cooperative associations for purchasing agricultural products. Among them was the inception of the Toten Brewery and Holmen Distillery in Gjovik, Norway. He also helped to found the Bjornsgard Dairy. In 1874, he turned over operation of the family farm to his son, Hans Bjornstad, who ran it until his death in 1897.

NOTE: Information above was extracted from the "Bjornstadslekten Fra O. Toten" genealogy book concerning the Bjornstad family history that was published by N. Rustad in Oslo, Norway, 1943.
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  Marte Maria Tommerhoel Bjornstad (1812 - 1880)*
  Hans Bjornstad (1839 - 1897)*
  Martinus Bjornstad (1854 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Hoff Church Cemetery
ěstre Toten kommune
Oppland fylke, Norway
Created by: William Bjornstad
Record added: Nov 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61967578
Tollev Hansen Bjornstad
Added by: William Bjornstad
Tollev Hansen Bjornstad
Added by: William Bjornstad
Tollev Hansen Bjornstad
Added by: William Bjornstad
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Rest in Heavenly peace.
- William Neill
 Added: Nov. 28, 2014

- Dorothy
 Added: Nov. 7, 2014

- William Bjornstad
 Added: Dec. 15, 2011
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