Farm No. 38
Lio lies in the north end of outer Valestrand. The farm borders in the east on Øklandsnes, in the south on Åsbu,
in the west on Tjernagel and in the north
on the Bømlafjord.
Lio was originally a cotter’s farm under Økland.
In 1723 it
said that the place was cleared a long time ago and had
not been further
cleared since. The
place was then assessed
for 6 units [merker] of butter in
income tax and has later been
considered as an independent farm.
most often been written “Lien,” but has often been confused
with Liergardane and Li. The common name
was changed in 1838 to 2 tax dollars, 4 øre,
and 18 shillings. And in 1890 to 2,
In 1802 it
reported that the farm had an enclosed pasture, no forest
In 1866 the
place had 5 ½ mål [ mål
= ca. ¼ acre]
cultivated meadow, fairly good, 30 mål natural meadow which
was also fairly
was no more land to cultivate. The pasture lay in a suitable place and
fairly good, but was just large enough for four cows. There was no
enough peat for half the farm. The place was fairly easy to farm and
There were no special rights and
privileges mentioned in
this place. There has not been a common farm yard at Lien. The place
the longest time been isolated. Since farm number 2 was separated, the
built his house on his own farm.
rectified in the setting up of borders in 1865. Reapportionment
of outlying fields with Tjernagel
in 1919. Reapportionment of outlying fields
with Økland in 1923.
1723 1 cow, 3 sheep.
1802: 8 cattle
1866: 9 cattle, 32 sheep
Sowed 1 våg
(40 pounds?) oats,
Harvested: 1 t.
1802: Sowed 1 ½ t oats, 2 t. potatoes
1866 5 t. oats, 4 t. potatoes Harvested 30 t. oats, 24 t. potatoes, 520
våger (units of 40 lbs)
hay, 76 våger
Lio had the same owner as Økland
to 1772 when the owner, Omund Ellingson
bought the place. Later the farmers for the most part have been
farmers with known names were:
Nils. He was farmer in 1723 and until
a. Guri married Lien
Pederson was 56 years old in 1756 and was farmer from 1750 to 1754.
3. Omund Elingson.
His age is unknown. He was one of the many heirs
of Jon O. Økland in 1757, and was
from Hardanger. His parents were Elling Basseson and Ranveig Olsdtr., a
niece of Jon. He was
1. Guri Nilsdtr.
Lio d before 1754. 2. Mari Jørgensdtr.
Liarbø, Fitjar, b about 1698, d.
1769. 3. Synneva Olsdtr.
The year he died is unknown. Ommund had no
with any of his wives. He was farmer from 1750. In 1772 he bought his
farmed until 1776. He fed 5 cattle and 9 sheep.
4. Knut Filippusson Økland,
born 1751, d. 1817. Married 1. Dordi Magnesdtr., widow of
Knut P. Drange.n
She died in 1791. Children: a. Kristi, b 1777, d 1847, unmarried. b. Peder b 1780, d. 1781. c. Dordi
1781, m Lindås. d. Sissela
b 1783. 2. Anna Larsdtr. Voll, Bømlo, b 1766, d. 1803.
Children: f. Sissela
b 1793, m Grimstveit. g. Anna b 1794,
married Framnes. h. Guri
b 1796. i. Filippus b 1797. j. Filippus
married Lio. 3. Ingeborg
place in 1776 and farmed alone until 1790 when he sold
half the place which was divided into 2 farms, nr. 1
Old tax: 3
until his death. In a settlement,
according to Dordi in 1791, there was 59
[rdl.=riksdalar=4 kroner] in the farm was appraised at 60 rdl. The farm
helvte I ei glasstove, a loft with a cow barn, and a cook house. He fed
time one horse, 4 cattle and one sheep. Since the estate was settled
wife in 1803, the estate had more debt than assets. But Knute
was able to make good so that his estate was 119 spd.
divided into 120 skilling, about 4 kroner).
Knutson Lio, b. 1799. Married
Tjernagel south, b. 1797.
a. Knut, b.
1822, d. 1830. b. Peder b 1824, d. 1830.
c. Helga b.
1827, d. 1830. d. Anna Marie b 1830, m Mikkel Johannesson
Li. In America. e. Knut, b 1834. f. Peder b
1836, m. Inger Kristine b. 1840, d. 1841.
Fillippus bought the farm in 1820 and farmed
it until he sold it in 1850 and moved to America with the family.
One day in
1844 Filippus and his family
were attacked by a band of scoundrels,
so-called Valborg gang. The
drunk and one of them tried to rape a 14 year-old daughter in the
was then a fistfight between two of the gang and Filippus
and Halvard Tjernagel
was with Filippus. They had to get help
from Tjernagel and finally they subdued
the gang and tied them
up. The day after they were taken to the justice of the peace [or rural
b 1810, d at
nursing home in Bergen ub 1869. Married Lisbet Sævjørnsdtr. Totland,
b 1820 d 1884.
Children: a. Sissela b 1851 m Øklandsnes.
b. Malene b and d 1852. c. Malene
b 1853 m in Stavanger. d. Anbjørn b
1855 m Lio
3. Jakob b 1847 m Lio.
Anbjorn bought the farm in 18450 and farmed it
until he died. His widow then
ran the farm until she died. The farm was then
divided and No. 3 was separated.
Lien b 1857 d 1928. M
Ingeborg Torsteinsdtr. Aasbu b. 1842 d 1938. Children: a. Lars Andreas b 1881. b.
Anna Theodora b
1882, m Lio. c.
Reinert Johan b 1884, seaman.
d. Mandius Severin
b 1886. e. Olava
Kristine b 1891.
Jakob bought the farm from the heirs in 1884
and farmed it until he died. He was a seaman. His heirs sold it to
Lars Andreas and Anna Theodora in 1938.
8. Hans Johan Olson
Traumøy b 1876, d 1913. M Anna Theodora Jaobsdtr. Lien
Children: a. Ole b 1910, farmed after his mother. b.
Hanna Ananda b
1912 m Lio.
Hans was a
shoemaker. He was in America for a while in his youth. Wife
Anna bought the farm together with her brother. They farmed it until
separated out farm no. 5.
Ole Hansson Strømme, Lio, b. 1910, bought the
farm in 1962 and farmed it until 1974 He divided farms 8 and 9.
Skåre, b. 1913. M.
Hanna Ananda Hansdtr. Strømme, Lio, b. 1912. Chilodren: a. Kjell
b. Alvhild Johanne b . 1941.
Farm Numbers 3, 5, 8, 9 are not
Old tax: 3
butter. As mentioned before, Lio
divided into two
farms, Numbers 1 & 2 in 1790.
14, Niklas Knutson
Drange b. 1768 d 1838. M 1. Siri Anfinnsdtr. Moldbrekke b 1749 d 1818. Chidren: a. Siri b
1791, m lower Lier. 2. Helga Kristensdtr.,
widow of Peder Anddrsson
Tjernagel south, b. 1803, d.
children. She died in
Niklas bought the farm in 1790 and farmed it until 1820.
He owned for a time ½ of a butter a
in Krogskott, probably acquired by
marriage. He was
tax assessor for the silvertax in 1816 [a
reserve established in 1816 by the new Central Bank of Norway to cover
notes in the new speciedalar
– the tax was collected in part from
family silver and coins]. His daughter Siri
to lower Lier, inherited the farm and her family was owner
15. Lars Johannesson Tjernagel,
north b 1798, d 1863. Married Helga Petersdt. Tjernagel
south, b 1803, d 1851. Children: a. Johannes b 1823. b. Peder b 1826. In America. Married Malene Kristensdtr. Tjernagel
south. He had a son, Peder, b.
1846, with Johanne Johannesdtr.
Kinn. c. Gunhild b. 1828
north. d. Helga Marie b 1830 pm Anders Kristensen, in America. e. Ole Andreas
b and d 1834. f. Ole Andreas b 1836. In America. g. Barbru
b 1839 m Tjernagel north. h. Larsine b
1842, m Nils Peterson Tjernagel. 2. Ragnhild Pederstr.,
widow of Omund J. Øklandnes.
She died in
1860. No children.
farm in 1823 and farmed it until 1854. He owned farm no.
2 in Tjernagel north which he farmed for a