Rognlie Farm in Værran Norway, Photos and History

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Slides of the Rognlie Farn in Værran Norway
Tordis Markhus historian, Mosvik, Norway with Lars & Liv Braseth and Ron Madson
The Rognlie farm house-1824 to 2000
Photo taken in 1900
This is the new Rognlie farm house built in 2000
Rognlie farm barn was built in 1911
Current day crop is wheat
Rognlie farm yard
Tordis Markhus historian, Mosvik, Norway with Lars & Liv Braseth and Ron Madson
The Rognlie farm house - 1824 to 2000 arother view
Discussing the Rognlie barn
2002 Mosvik calander featuring Rognlie Farm picture, for June
Rognlie farm yard
Værran church used by Rognlies
Rognlie farm yard, again
Braseth Home, Mosvik, Norway
Rognlie farm yard
The family farm from which our Rognlie ancestors came, is a 900 dekar (225 US acres) farm in the area called Nord Trondheim. It is farm number 49 in a rural village named Værran. A number of years ago, Værran was actually combined with the adjoining village of Mosvik, and assumed the name Mosvik. The current village has a population of 900, is 218 square kilometers, and contains roughly 50 farms. The Rognlie gård, as the farm is called in Norwegian, is the highest point in Mosvik. As an active farm, it dates back at least thru the Viking times maybe to 600AD and possibly older. There are several Viking burial mounds on the farm. One of the mounds was opened sometime in the past with some of its contents finding their way to the Vitenskapsselskapets Museum in Trondheim, Norway. One large stone from the opened Viking burial mount was used a couple of centuries ago to help construct a bridge for the main road, actually a long driveway to the farm. Prior to 15th century the farm was known as "LI", which refers to the sloping hilly nature of the farm. The farm went through several times when it was abandoned
and no one apparently lived on the farm. In the 1500s after one such vacancy the new occupants noticed the rogn trees that seemed to predominate the previously neglected hills on the farm, and combined the name of the tree's berries with the previous farm's previous name of Li and renamed the farm ROGNLI. It was known as Rognli and eventually evolved into Rognlie, its current name and our family name. Probably the early farmers were illiterate or semi-literate and the actual spelling of the name was dictated by the priests who recorded births, christenings, marriages, and such.
Last updated: June 2, 2007
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