BRUSE, ANDERS OLSEN [SSNE 6728]

Surname
BRUSE, BRUCE
First name
ANDERS OLSEN

Text source

Anders Olsen Bruse is thought to have been a farmers son, although his background is unclear. In 1644 he became a priest in Dalernes in Norway and later 'sognprest' in Meldal where his portrait still hangs. He died in 1657. Anders Bruse married Elen Andersdatter and with her had five daughters, one of whom was called Clare who married Jens Williamsen Bing, bergskriver and factor for the Røros Bergverk. Anders Bruse is accredited with the discovery of the first large deposits or ore in the ground of Røros and his son-in-law's appointment there was no co-incidence. The Bruse's lived on the farm named after Radman Jacob Nielson, farm 150, while his daughter Clare lived on farm no 29..

Andreas Erlandsen, 'Biographiske efterretninger om geistligheden i Throndjems stift (Chrisrtiania 1844-1855), p.151; Henry Berg, 'Trondheim før Cicignon: Gater og Gårder før reguleringen 1681' (Trondheim, 1951), p.231.

Service record

DENMARK-NORWAY, MELDAL, TRONDHEIM
Departed 1657-12-31
Capacity PRIEST, METALURGICAL PROSPECTOR, purpose ECCLESIASTICAL