In the 1801 census at Bjørntvet søndre, Solum, Birthe Gundersdatter, 43 years old, is in her first marriage with Kittil Thorsen.
She passed away on 29 November 1837, probably living at the time with her daughter Ingeborg Kittilsdatter and son-in-law Jens Andreas Andersen.
Kittil Torsen's spouse Berte was a brick wall for many years. It was when I finally discovered the probates after Kirsti Gudmundsdatter and Gunder Halvorsen that I realised that the pastor had mixed up the names of the babies Anders and Berte, baptised on the same day.
To complicate matters even further, the probate after Berte's uncle Jacob Halvorsen mentions Gunder Halvorsen's youngest daughter as "Kari married in Solum parish". I find more reason for trusting the probate after Gunder himself, which states that his youngest daughter's name was Berte, than the information given in the probate after her uncle, which appears to be second-hand. The statement that she is married and living in Solum does however support the evidence that she is indeed Berte Gundersdatter, at the time recently wedded to Kittil Torsen. LBK 05:27, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
↑ 1.01.1Scanned Norwegian Church records at Digitalarkivet. Solum, Telemark SAKO/A-306/F/Fa/L0002: Parish register (official) no. I 2, 1713-1761. Births and Christenings page 128. 9 Oct 1757: Gunder Dahls og Anne Tollevsdatters barn Anders. Faddere: Giæst Gierum, Niels Marum, Iver Thorsøn Bergen, Karen Tollevsdatter, Berthe Tollevsdatter Mælum. (the pastor must have swapped the names of the two babies baptised on the same day, Anders and Berthe, cf. probates after Kirsti Gudmundsdatter and Gunder Halvorsen. See also the Research Notes. LBK)
↑Scanned Norwegian Church records at Digitalarkivet. Solum, Telemark SAKO/A-305/A/Aa/L0002: Other parish register no. 2, 1743-1791. Confirmations, 4 Oct 1772 i Solum kirke: Birthe Gundersdatter Mælum 15 aar.
↑Scanned Norwegian Church records at Digitalarkivet. Solum, Telemark SAKO/A-306/F/Fa/L0003: Parish register (official) no. I 3, 1761-1814. Betrothals and Marriages page 208-209. (forlovet 29 Mar 1785, gift 3 May 1785): Kittil Thorsen, ungk. og Birthe Gundersdatter, pige. Forlovere Ole Nielsen Nenset og Hans Kielsen.
↑Scanned Norwegian Church records at Digitalarkivet. Solum, Telemark SAKO/A-306/F/Fa/L0005: Parish register (official) no. I 5, 1833-1843. Deaths and Burials page 261. Død 29 Nov 1837, begravet 10 Dec 1837 ved Solum: Enken Berthe Gundersdatter Kongerød, fattiglem 82 aar, Vold.