Introduction

Introduction

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This is a web site dedicated to the families of Inger (b. Eiane) from Jøsenfjorden and Johan Kilane  from Erfjord and their ancestorsAlthough records have been found for the families of Inger and Johan going far back (see the charts below), we start this website, on the Kilane family, with Kari Jonsdtr. Eiane and Øystein Torgeirson Kilane. Regarding the Eiane family, we start with Siri Jonsdtr Tøtland (Hauskje) and Jone Gudmundsson Eiane. Their daughter, Inger, married Johan Kilane in 1894 in America.

Johan and Inger Kilane (click to see larger image)

Just as important as names and years, it is worth knowing a little about the people's joys and sorrows, hardships and everyday experiences along with a little about life in Norway. We have, therefore, wanted to get to know their everyday life as far as possible: where and how they lived, who they married, how many kids they had, what occupation they had, and tried to put it in a historical context. Inger and Johan was born respectively in 1871 and 1861, at a time of major changes in Norwegian history. Parliamentary system of government was introduced, and the political parties saw the light of day. Local communities were in difficult circumstances in the beginning of the 19. century, because of war and blockade. This was followed by a period of strong growth, and with significant increase in the population. This trend was reversed towards the end of the century. At that time the population became more focused on improving their living conditions. Many found that the possibilities to improve the standard of living were greater in Stavanger city and in America. 

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Ancestors of Inger and Johan (click to see the better resolution); design by FamilySearch

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Use the links below to follow Inger and Johan's families in text and photos

Kilane                    Eiane                          

 

 

Responsible for these pages is Willy Fjeldskaar, married to Torbjørg (b. Kilane) a grandchild of Inger and Johan.

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Latest update June 11, 2022 .
Website created 15.03.2021

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