Bærums verk – the largest iron works of its time (built to greatness by Anna Krefting)Continue reading The irons works – Bærums Verk (+Anna Krefting)
Johan Caspar Herman Wedel Jarlsberg (21 September 1779 – 27 August 1840) was a Norwegian statesman and count. He played an active role in the constitutional assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814 and was the first native Norwegian to hold the post of governor-general (representing the absent king as head of the Norwegian cabinet) during the union with Sweden.Continue reading Count Herman Wedel Jarlsberg
Stattholder = The proxy ruler of a country on behalf of the monarch.
Sheaves / sheaf = grain bundle
rez de Chaussée means on the gound floor
Smith’s father-in law – we think must be Johannes Nicolai von Kløcker (1788-1862), he is the uncle of Hans Ranøe von Kløcker (1818-1884) who became “Sekondløjtnant á la suite ved Kongens Regiment” (second lieutenant inthe Royal regiment) in 1837.
Count Wedel Jarlsberg – Norwegan count and owner of the iron worsk Anne saw in Bærum aka Bærums verk. Read more about Herman Wedel-Jarsberg
Bærums Verk / iron foundry – Anne passes the iron foundry learning about current owner Count Wedel Jarlsberg’s but perhaps oblivious to the fact that it was a woman (named Anna) who built the foundry to the largest of its kind in Norway.
Read more about the fundry +Anna Krefting
Upper Jonsrud, large farm, coach station and tavern/inn on the main road to Bergen.
Read more about Jonsrud
‘Fleskepannekake’ is a pancake fried together with diced salty bacon. Today it’s often eaten with either syrup or a blueberry jam on top… get the recipe