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Jensens, Part 4: Wedding Day

Jakob Jensen of Strandval and Ingeborg Johannesdatter of Sandnes were married on Monday, April 26, 1869 at one of their farms. Since they lived in a very rural area, she may have worn a bunad, the traditional dress of her region.

Bridal crowns were very common, starting in the middle ages. Sometimes the crowns would be passed from generation to generation and were of great value, while others would have communal crowns rented solely for the event.

Unfortunately no more information exists about their wedding beyond their wedding photo and the parish register.

The likely didn't stay up all night celebrating, as they left for America the very next day.

Photo: Jacob and Ingeborg's marriage register, line 5

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