Rasmus Olofsson

Rasmus was born at the farm Stora Hulte in Endre, Gotland, in 1669. In my papers he has the title danneman which means something like gentleman, or man of honour, so hopefully he lived up to his title. He was married to Margareta Israelsdotter Hagelthorn. She was born at Lilla Hulte in 1684. Her parents were Israel Hagelthorn and Brita Åkerman. Britas father was Anders Åkerman, hofrättsnotarie at Svea Hofrätt.

Rasmus and Margareta had five children, Catarina (1706-1736), Olof (1709-?), Israel (1711-1772), Baltzar (1714-1755), and Rasmus (1718-1767). Rasmus and Margareta lived their lives at Stora Hulte until the end. Rasmus Olofsson dies on the 5th of April in 1743, at the age of 74 . Margareta dies on the 10 of April in 1760, 76 years old. Our story continues with their youngest son Rasmus.