My Maternal 5th.Great Grandfather, Herman Didrich Janson, Norway

Janson Family Genealogy


Birth:  Jul. 8, 1757
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Death:  Mar. 13, 1822
Bergen kommune
Hordaland fylke, Norway
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway harbour

Herman Didrich Janson (1757 – 1822) was a Norwegian shipper, businessman and powerful figure, and owner of Damsgård hovedgård, which he bought at auction in 1796. The gardens were often known as the Janson-gården and as the Jansonmarken. The property was in the family’s ownership until 1983.

Herman Didrich Janson was also the owner of Stiftsgården from 1805, an estate which he sold in 1809 to his stepson, County Governor Edvard Hagerup. 

Merchant, shipowner and courier agent.

Parents: Merchant Helmich Jansen (1723-99) and Gesine Judithe Dwerhagen (1730-86).

Married 1) 20.2.1781 with Vibecke Henrichsdatter Rasmussen (15.3.1760-13.8.1781), daughter of merchant Henrich Rasmussen (1720-94) and Christine Friis (1725-65);

2) 21.3.1786 with Christiane Benedicte Krohn (7.7.1762-10.3.1788), daughter of merchant and agency council Wollert Krohn (1731-89; see NBL1 , bd.

8) and Ingeborg Benedicte Danchertsen…

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