Rønneberg, Kristoffer Tjerandson

Rønneberg, Kristoffer Tjerandson[1, 2, 3]

Male 1737 - 1824  (87 years)

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  • Name Rønneberg, Kristoffer Tjerandson 
    Born 24 Feb 1737  Rønneberg Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Christened 21 Apr 1737  Haland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation proprietær, handelsmann (merchant) 
    Buried 1824  Ulstein kirke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 28 Sep 1824  Ålesund Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I328  Ronneberg Family | Decesandents of Kristoffer Rønneberg I328
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2017 

    Father Årsland, Tjerand Isakson,   b. 1707, Årsland i Varhaug Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1781, Rønneberg, Sola Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Gausel, Kari Kristoffersdatter,   b. 10 Feb 1695, Lura Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1741, Rønneberg Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1733 
    Histories
    From Siguard Refheim, Gard og Ætt i Sola (Farm and Family in Sola) Utgjevar Sola Kommune 1974 (Publisher Sola Kommune 1974) Page 367 Røyneberg, Translated by Skip Ronneberg
    From Siguard Refheim, Gard og Ætt i Sola (Farm and Family in Sola) Utgjevar Sola Kommune 1974 (Publisher Sola Kommune 1974) Page 367 Røyneberg, Translated by Skip Ronneberg
    9. Tjerand Isakson married 11/10 1733 with the widow of Simund Hansson, Kari Kristoffersdtr. Who was buried 13/8 1741, estate settled 24/10/1741. Another wife of his was Bereta Gitlesdtr. She was likely from Sør-Varhaug, Hå g. and æ. II, s.(page) 38, nr. (number) 31c, grl. (buried) 26/3 1797, estate settled 18/4 1797. Tjerand was from Årsland in Varhaug, Hå g. and æ. II, s. 278, nr. 15a, grl (buried) 20/5 1781, estate settled 26/6 1782.
    Children in first marriage:
    1. Isak Simund, dpt. (christened) 16/6 1734. See Sola burk 23, huslyd (household, family) 10.1.
    2. Kristoffer, dpt. (christened) 24/2 1737. While Tjerand and Bereta lived, claimed their estate dat. (date) 26/6 1779. Here it says he lived in Sunnmøre. It is he who was the “father” of the Rønneberg family in Ålesund.
    In the other marriage:
    3. Gitle, dpt. (christened) 3/2 1743, Saurnes, bruk1 huslyd (household) 6
    4. Lars, dpt. (christened) 13/12 1744 Røyneberg, this bruket, huslyd (household) 10.
    5. Tjerand, dpt. (christened) 1/1 1748, died before 1758
    6. Karen, dpt. (christened) 6/4 1749, buried 24/4 1754.
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frøysa, Margrete Kristine Rasmusdatter,   b. 25 Mar 1736, Frøysa, Sunnylven Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1788  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1762 
    Children 
     1. Rønneberg, Carl Esaias,   b. 5 Sep,   d. 1769
     2. Rønneberg, Karen Helene,   b. 21 Jul 1765
     3. Rønneberg, Karen Helene,   b. 3 May 1767,   d. 11 May 1767  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Rønneberg, Elias,   b. 10 Aug 1763, Giske Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1834, Borgund, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Rønneberg, Christiane Margrethe,   b. 1771, Kriksholmen i Herøy, Sunmøre Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1836  (Age 65 years)
    +6. Rønneberg, Karen Bergite,   b. 1774,   d. 10 Mar 1837, Kobbenes, Lyngen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +7. Rønneberg, Rasmus,   b. 1776,   d. 13 Jan 1822, Larsnæsset, Sundmøre Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +8. Rønneberg, Carl Esaias,   b. 10 Aug 1779, Kriksholmen, Ålesund Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1858, Ålesund Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Histories
    The Silver Cup - Sølvbegeret
    The Silver Cup - Sølvbegeret
    The story of the return of a Silver Cup stolen from Kristoffer Rønneberg in the late 1700's.
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Kristoffer Tjeandson Rønneberg
    Kristoffer Tjeandson Rønneberg
    See notes on his card for his story. I328

    Headstones
    Kristoffer (Christopher) Ronneberg grave marker
    Kristoffer (Christopher) Ronneberg grave marker
    Maintained by a trust Kristopher established
    Gravstedplaten for Christopher Rønneberg
    Gravstedplaten for Christopher Rønneberg
    Another picture of Christopher's grave plate taken by a friend of Helge Rønneberg Mjelva

    Histories
    From Siguard Refheim, Gard og Ætt i Sola (Farm and Family in Sola) Utgjevar Sola Kommune 1974 (Publisher Sola Kommune 1974) Page 367 Røyneberg, Translated by Skip Ronneberg
    From Siguard Refheim, Gard og Ætt i Sola (Farm and Family in Sola) Utgjevar Sola Kommune 1974 (Publisher Sola Kommune 1974) Page 367 Røyneberg, Translated by Skip Ronneberg
    9. Tjerand Isakson married 11/10 1733 with the widow of Simund Hansson, Kari Kristoffersdtr. Who was buried 13/8 1741, estate settled 24/10/1741. Another wife of his was Bereta Gitlesdtr. She was likely from Sør-Varhaug, Hå g. and æ. II, s.(page) 38, nr. (number) 31c, grl. (buried) 26/3 1797, estate settled 18/4 1797. Tjerand was from Årsland in Varhaug, Hå g. and æ. II, s. 278, nr. 15a, grl (buried) 20/5 1781, estate settled 26/6 1782.
    Children in first marriage:
    1. Isak Simund, dpt. (christened) 16/6 1734. See Sola burk 23, huslyd (household, family) 10.1.
    2. Kristoffer, dpt. (christened) 24/2 1737. While Tjerand and Bereta lived, claimed their estate dat. (date) 26/6 1779. Here it says he lived in Sunnmøre. It is he who was the “father” of the Rønneberg family in Ålesund.
    In the other marriage:
    3. Gitle, dpt. (christened) 3/2 1743, Saurnes, bruk1 huslyd (household) 6
    4. Lars, dpt. (christened) 13/12 1744 Røyneberg, this bruket, huslyd (household) 10.
    5. Tjerand, dpt. (christened) 1/1 1748, died before 1758
    6. Karen, dpt. (christened) 6/4 1749, buried 24/4 1754.

  • Notes 
    • Kristoffer’s gravemarker gives his date of birth as born in 1771.
      Kristoffer gravemarker gir sin fødselsdato som er født i 1771.


      Skrev seg Christopher, ættefar for Ålesunds-Rønnebergene. Wrote his name Kristopher, starter of the Rønneberg-clan of Ålesund.Residence: Kriksholmen, Nærø. Kom i tjeneste hos handelsborger Frantz Olsen i Herø, derpå i Kristiansund, derpå på Krigshilmen( Krikshilmen) (senere kalt Christopher holmen, tilhørende Herøprestegård der han fifet segmed en enke ( sic). Kom til Sunnmøre ca. 1750 Ble far til 8 barn og 50 barnebarn "Dennefor sin tallrige og taknemlige efterslægt saa minnevær digeolding" (Sønnene Elias og Carl E.'s karakteristikkiannonseringen av sin fars bortgang) Køpte Ulstein kirke i 1788 og Hareide kirk (stavkirke, brent 1806). Forruten handel på Kriksholmen drev han ogsø handel på Flåvær og Straumen. Hanhadde også hus i Fosnavåg. Han hadde gjestgiverløyve og blestevnet for ulovlig brennevinssalg i 1765. Han drevfiskeforrtning, kjøpte opp hummer, huder og skinn. Ansett somden rikste mann på Sunnmøre. (Når now går smått, eller når man synes man haar hvilt for lenge sier man ("Dette føde 'kje' ånå Røyneberg" ) "Back in the 1750's, a young boy named Christopher (Kristoffer) Tjerandson Rønneberg left the family farm at Røyneberg, just outside of Stavanger (southwestern Norway). to make a long story short: He did very well in life. He was one of the largest land owners in Norway, and one of the richest men ever to live in Norway. When he left the family farm, he could not have possessed much more than his clothes and boots. It is told that when he parted with his stepmother, she said something like 'Let us hear how you're doing my son'. His answer was, 'If I'm doing well, there is no reason to bother you, and if I'm not doing well, I'd better not bother you.' Kristoffer settled just outside what is now the city of Ålesund on the western coast of Norway. His son, Carl Esais, established the firm Carl Esaias Rønneberg and Sons, a company which was still active around World War II." Kom i tjeneste hos handelsborger Frantz Olsen iHerø, derpå i Kristiansund, derpå på Kigsholmen (kriksholmen)(seenere kalt Christopherholmen, tilhørende herø prestegærd) derhan fiftet seg med en enke (sic). Kom til sunnmøre ca 1750.Far til 8 barn og 50 barnebarn; "Denne for sin tallrige ogtaknemlige efterslægt saa minneværdige olding" (Sønnene Elias og Carl Eæs karakteristikk i annonseringen av sin far bortgang)Kjøpte Ulstein kirke i 1788 og Hareide kirke (stavkirke, brent 1806)

      "When Kristoffer took over as church owner, he spent very little money to maintain the church. This did not please the farmers who paid a "church tax" to Kristoffer. The farmers ended up thinking that they paid too much for church maintenance. About 1800 this disagreement was the reason why the farmers took the matter to court. The judge and Minister Buschmann, concluded both sides were likely wrong, and it led to a compromise. The farmers bought the church from Kristoffer for 2000 "Riksdaler"in 1801." (Per Rønneberg Bremnes e-mail dated 19 March 2007)

      "Ulstein church (kirke) was build about 1150 AD and burned on 30 October 1847. Archaeologists, in 1974, found the place where the church had been placed; there were no graves, but they found several piles of stone in the surrounding area. The archaeologists assume that these piles of stone were graves from the bronze age, had were used as a burial site long before the bells in Ulstein church rang for the first time"
      E-mail from Per Rønneberg Bremnes dated 20 March 2007.
      Present at Kristoffer's christening were: Ingeborg Kristoffersdatter Lura, Berte Kristoffersdatter Stokke, BerteJonsdatter Tananger, Ole Tjerandsen Grannes, Hans Eriksen Rønneberg og Thore Kristoffersen Godeset. 24 February 1737 is also mentioned as a date for Kristoffer's christening, but that is probably his birthdate. by Per Rønneberg Bremnes--6 March 2007
      Kristoffer's coffin was made of a metal ore. During the Second World War, his coffin was used to hide weapons and ammunition. Per Rønneberg Bremnes writes, "Using Kristoffers coffin as a hiding place was clever--only a few knew about it before the war was over. 19 March 2007

      Kristoffer's Godparents were: Ingeborg Kristoffersdatter Laura(an Aunt), Berte Kristofferdatter Stokke (an Aunt), BerteJonsdatter Tananger, Ole Tjerandsen Grannes, Hans Eriksen Rønneberg (not a blood relation), and Thore Kristoffersen Godeset.

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] .

    2. [S139] .

    3. [S140] .

    4. [S426] .


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