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Birgitte Christine KAAS

Birgitte Christine KAAS

Female 1682 - 1761  (78 years)

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  • Name Birgitte Christine KAAS  [1
    Born 02 Oct 1682  Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Aug 1761  Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 01 Sep 1761  Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37  Conrad Jenssen Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Hans Jorgensen Kaas til ROSTRUP,   b. 1657, Velling, Ringkobing, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1700, Tyregod, Vejle, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sophie Amalie BIELKE,   b. 1650, Ellinggård, Astraat, Rogaland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1703, Tyregod, Vejle, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 06 Aug 1673  Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrik Jorgen HUITFELDT,   b. 09 Sep 1674, Fredriksten, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1751, Ellingård, Onsøy, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 03 Nov 1713  Wedellsborg, Husby Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sophie Beate HUITFELDT,   b. 10 Jan 1724, Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1785  (Age 61 years)  [Natural]
     2. Valentin W.H. HUITFELDT,   b. 30 Apr 1719, Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1792, Drammen, Buskerud, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Natural]
     3. Hans Henrik HUITFELDT,   b. 1714, Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Kobenhavn, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [Natural]
     4. Christopher Christian HUITFELDT,   b. 27 Sep 1720, Ellinggård, Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1759  (Age 38 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • !NOTE: Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT's 1st wife died merely 21 ye ars old, and his second wife was Birgitte Christine Kaas . She was born at ElingÂrd in 1682 and was the daughter o f county magistrate Hans Kaas and Sophie Amalie BIELKE. Sh e was a rigorous lady and became therefore gladly called "G eneral Birthe". In her husband's absence, she ran the far m and estate with a firm hand. She had a good education a n d mastered more than one language. She both composed an d wrote poems. She had consequently a distinct intellectua l side and could thus compare favorably with the wives at f or example; Hafslund and BorregÂrd. She was no subservien t woman as silen t in gathering/group and broke thus with t he custom of the time, as was the case with the other paris h farm wives. Chancery counsellor, Carl Deichmann who esta blished the Deichmanske Library, must have known Birgitte C hristine personally. He wr ote that she was " cheerful an d nice." King Christian VI visited Norway in 1733 wit h a large group of people. The king's mother-in-law, Marqu ise of Bayreuth, was also visiting. She urged Birgitte Chr istine to use her poetic abilities to "Rais e religion". Th e year after she therefore wrote 28 hymns that were inter preted from German. The collection is named "Nogle spiritu al Psalms", and the two most famous are, "S¯rg o' kjÊre Fad er" and "Se solens skj¯nne lys og prakt". Birgitte Ch ris tine must have made a great impression on the people in he r time, and it lives on today in tradition connected to he r life and activities. It is related that she lies burie d with a paper in one hand and a book in the other. This s hall in a sy mbolic way underline, that she was a lady wit h rigorous discipline and literary teaching. The same trad ition is connected with Karen Werenskiold HUITFELDT at Hafs lund. Also she was an authoritative and learned wife. The y both were married to a HUITFELDT and had very much in com mon, they also received the same posthumous fame. But Birg itte Christine was surely a more complex character, and i t is related that "she had an incomprehensible need to pla y cards. One evening she had been at Kj¯lberg and gambled h er rent away. It was late autumn, and it was pi tch dark ou tside. The coachman helped her into her carriage and burs t in the direction of ElingÂrd. Big were his concerns whe n he got home to the farm and realized that the seat in th e back of the carriage was empty. It became a question o f wh ere she must have fallen along the side of the road, b ut nowhere was a trace to be found. Surely The devil had t aken her" . Had she lived 150 year before, she maybe woul d have been burned at the bonfire as a witch. Married coup le HUITFELDT gav e money to charitable purpose and donate d gifts to Ons¯y church as HUITFELDT purchased previously i n 1723. Nearby the church he built a little old people's ho me for six poor. On 30 October 1746, the hundred year anniv ersary of the main buildin g at ElingÂrd was again devastat ed by fire. The family moved then to Kj¯lberg, that the y also owned and moved back to Eling=rd in June 1749. Th e "Huitfeldeske Room" is preserved with dark burlap wall co vering on the walls, and the room give s the best impressi on of the 1700's. General Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died 1 6 May 1751 and was presumably the first to die in this room . When Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died in 1751, his wife too k over and lived with a heavy debt. There were FOU R SO NS & FIVE DAUGHTERS in this marriage. Their sons were accus tomed to an elegant and expensive lifestyle. When they di d military service as bodyguards in K¯benhavn, they were ca lled "the Norwegian princes". note from WFT #174: Fac t 1: described as Naestauskendebarn

      in 1754 became Head Housemistress for Queen Juliane Marie , and 31 Mar 1755 excused? [benaadet] by the Widow Queen' s Order? [Enkedronnigens Orden]; died 1761
      http://www.munthe.net/database/JavaGED.htm?Who=@I7391@

      [NI6692] !NOTE: Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT's 1st wife died merely 21 years old, and his second wife was Birgitte Christine Kaas. She was born at ElingÂrd in 1682 and was the daughter of county magistrate Hans Kaas and Sophie Amalie BIELKE. She was a rigorous lady and became therefore gladly called "General Birthe". In her husband's absence, she ran the farm and estate with a firm hand. She had a good education an d mastered more than one language. She both composed and wrote poems. She had consequently a distinct intellectual side and could thus compare favorably with the wives at for example; Hafslund and BorregÂrd. She was no subservient woman as silen t in gathering/group and broke thus with the custom of the time, as was the case with the other parish farm wives. Chancery counsellor, Carl Deichmann who established the Deichmanske Library, must have known Birgitte Christine personally. He wr ote that she was " cheerful and nice." King Christian VI visited Norway in 1733 with a large group of people. The king's mother-in-law, Marquise of Bayreuth, was also visiting. She urged Birgitte Christine to use her poetic abilities to "Rais e religion". The year after she therefore wrote 28 hymns that were interpreted from German. The collection is named "Nogle spiritual Psalms", and the two most famous are, "S¯rg o' kjÊre Fader" and "Se solens skj¯nne lys og prakt". Birgitte Ch ristine must have made a great impression on the people in her time, and it lives on today in tradition connected to her life and activities. It is related that she lies buried with a paper in one hand and a book in the other. This shall in a sy mbolic way underline, that she was a lady with rigorous discipline and literary teaching. The same tradition is connected with Karen Werenskiold HUITFELDT at Hafslund. Also she was an authoritative and learned wife. They both were married to a HUITFELDT and had very much in common, they also received the same posthumous fame. But Birgitte Christine was surely a more complex character, and it is related that "she had an incomprehensible need to play cards. One evening she had been at Kj¯lberg and gambled her rent away. It was late autumn, and it was pi tch dark outside. The coachman helped her into her carriage and burst in the direction of ElingÂrd. Big were his concerns when he got home to the farm and realized that the seat in the back of the carriage was empty. It became a question of wh ere she must have fallen along the side of the road, but nowhere was a trace to be found. Surely The devil had taken her" . Had she lived 150 year before, she maybe would have been burned at the bonfire as a witch. Married couple HUITFELDT gav e money to charitable purpose and donated gifts to Ons¯y church as HUITFELDT purchased previously in 1723. Nearby the church he built a little old people's home for six poor. On 30 October 1746, the hundred year anniversary of the main buildin g at ElingÂrd was again devastated by fire. The family moved then to Kj¯lberg, that they also owned and moved back to Eling=rd in June 1749. The "Huitfeldeske Room" is preserved with dark burlap wall covering on the walls, and the room give s the best impression of the 1700's. General Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died 16 May 1751 and was presumably the first to die in this room. When Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died in 1751, his wife took over and lived with a heavy debt. There were FOU R SONS & FIVE DAUGHTERS in this marriage. Their sons were accustomed to an elegant and expensive lifestyle. When they did military service as bodyguards in K¯benhavn, they were called "the Norwegian princes". note from WFT #174: Fact 1: described as Naestauskendebarn

      in 1754 became Head Housemistress for Queen Juliane Marie, and 31 Mar 1755 excused? [benaadet] by the Widow Queen's Order? [Enkedronnigens Orden]; died 1761
      http://genealogy.munthe.net/database/notes.html#NI6691
    • http://nordicwomensliterature.net/writer/kaas-birgitte-christine
      Birgitte Christine Kaas was born at Elingaard in Onsøy parish in Norway and was the daughter of Hans Kaas (1657-1700) and Sophie Amalie Bielke. In 1713, she married Lieutenant-colonel Henrik Jørgen Huitfeldt (1674-1751) and moved back to Elingaard, which her father had sold, but which her husband had inherited after his first marriage. She lived there until her death.
      Birgitte Christine Kaas's handwritten poems were lost in an annihilating fire in 1746 when Elingaard was burned to the ground. In Nogle Aandelige Psalmer, Oversatte udaf det Tydske Sprog paa Dansk af den, Som inderlig begiærer at have udi sit Hierte Bestandig Christi Kierlighed the author's name is concealed in the first letters of the last three words. The book, which was printed in Copenhagen in 1734, contains twenty-eight translations of German hymns, chiefly written by female authors.

      !NOTE: Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT's 1st wife died merely 21 ye ars old, and his second wife was Birgitte Christine Kaas . She was born at ElingÂrd in 1682 and was the daughter o f county magistrate Hans Kaas and Sophie Amalie BIELKE. Sh e was a rigorous lady and became therefore gladly called "G eneral Birthe". In her husband's absence, she ran the far m and estate with a firm hand. She had a good education a n d mastered more than one language. She both composed an d wrote poems. She had consequently a distinct intellectua l side and could thus compare favorably with the wives at f or example; Hafslund and BorregÂrd. She was no subservien t woman as silen t in gathering/group and broke thus with t he custom of the time, as was the case with the other paris h farm wives. Chancery counsellor, Carl Deichmann who esta blished the Deichmanske Library, must have known Birgitte C hristine personally. He wr ote that she was " cheerful an d nice." King Christian VI visited Norway in 1733 wit h a large group of people. The king's mother-in-law, Marqu ise of Bayreuth, was also visiting. She urged Birgitte Chr istine to use her poetic abilities to "Rais e religion". Th e year after she therefore wrote 28 hymns that were inter preted from German. The collection is named "Nogle spiritu al Psalms", and the two most famous are, "S¯rg o' kjÊre Fad er" and "Se solens skj¯nne lys og prakt". Birgitte Ch ris tine must have made a great impression on the people in he r time, and it lives on today in tradition connected to he r life and activities. It is related that she lies burie d with a paper in one hand and a book in the other. This s hall in a sy mbolic way underline, that she was a lady wit h rigorous discipline and literary teaching. The same trad ition is connected with Karen Werenskiold HUITFELDT at Hafs lund. Also she was an authoritative and learned wife. The y both were married to a HUITFELDT and had very much in com mon, they also received the same posthumous fame. But Birg itte Christine was surely a more complex character, and i t is related that "she had an incomprehensible need to pla y cards. One evening she had been at Kj¯lberg and gambled h er rent away. It was late autumn, and it was pi tch dark ou tside. The coachman helped her into her carriage and burs t in the direction of ElingÂrd. Big were his concerns whe n he got home to the farm and realized that the seat in th e back of the carriage was empty. It became a question o f wh ere she must have fallen along the side of the road, b ut nowhere was a trace to be found. Surely The devil had t aken her" . Had she lived 150 year before, she maybe woul d have been burned at the bonfire as a witch. Married coup le HUITFELDT gav e money to charitable purpose and donate d gifts to Ons¯y church as HUITFELDT purchased previously i n 1723. Nearby the church he built a little old people's ho me for six poor. On 30 October 1746, the hundred year anniv ersary of the main buildin g at ElingÂrd was again devastat ed by fire. The family moved then to Kj¯lberg, that the y also owned and moved back to Eling=rd in June 1749. Th e "Huitfeldeske Room" is preserved with dark burlap wall co vering on the walls, and the room give s the best impressi on of the 1700's. General Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died 1 6 May 1751 and was presumably the first to die in this room . When Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died in 1751, his wife too k over and lived with a heavy debt. There were FOU R SO NS & FIVE DAUGHTERS in this marriage. Their sons were accus tomed to an elegant and expensive lifestyle. When they di d military service as bodyguards in K¯benhavn, they were ca lled "the Norwegian princes". note from WFT #174: Fac t 1: described as Naestauskendebarn

      in 1754 became Head Housemistress for Queen Juliane Marie , and 31 Mar 1755 excused? [benaadet] by the Widow Queen' s Order? [Enkedronnigens Orden]; died 1761
      http://www.munthe.net/database/JavaGED.htm?Who=@I7391@

      [NI6692] !NOTE: Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT's 1st wife died merely 21 years old, and his second wife was Birgitte Christine Kaas. She was born at ElingÂrd in 1682 and was the daughter of county magistrate Hans Kaas and Sophie Amalie BIELKE. She was a rigorous lady and became therefore gladly called "General Birthe". In her husband's absence, she ran the farm and estate with a firm hand. She had a good education an d mastered more than one language. She both composed and wrote poems. She had consequently a distinct intellectual side and could thus compare favorably with the wives at for example; Hafslund and BorregÂrd. She was no subservient woman as silen t in gathering/group and broke thus with the custom of the time, as was the case with the other parish farm wives. Chancery counsellor, Carl Deichmann who established the Deichmanske Library, must have known Birgitte Christine personally. He wr ote that she was " cheerful and nice." King Christian VI visited Norway in 1733 with a large group of people. The king's mother-in-law, Marquise of Bayreuth, was also visiting. She urged Birgitte Christine to use her poetic abilities to "Rais e religion". The year after she therefore wrote 28 hymns that were interpreted from German. The collection is named "Nogle spiritual Psalms", and the two most famous are, "S¯rg o' kjÊre Fader" and "Se solens skj¯nne lys og prakt". Birgitte Ch ristine must have made a great impression on the people in her time, and it lives on today in tradition connected to her life and activities. It is related that she lies buried with a paper in one hand and a book in the other. This shall in a sy mbolic way underline, that she was a lady with rigorous discipline and literary teaching. The same tradition is connected with Karen Werenskiold HUITFELDT at Hafslund. Also she was an authoritative and learned wife. They both were married to a HUITFELDT and had very much in common, they also received the same posthumous fame. But Birgitte Christine was surely a more complex character, and it is related that "she had an incomprehensible need to play cards. One evening she had been at Kj¯lberg and gambled her rent away. It was late autumn, and it was pi tch dark outside. The coachman helped her into her carriage and burst in the direction of ElingÂrd. Big were his concerns when he got home to the farm and realized that the seat in the back of the carriage was empty. It became a question of wh ere she must have fallen along the side of the road, but nowhere was a trace to be found. Surely The devil had taken her" . Had she lived 150 year before, she maybe would have been burned at the bonfire as a witch. Married couple HUITFELDT gav e money to charitable purpose and donated gifts to Ons¯y church as HUITFELDT purchased previously in 1723. Nearby the church he built a little old people's home for six poor. On 30 October 1746, the hundred year anniversary of the main buildin g at ElingÂrd was again devastated by fire. The family moved then to Kj¯lberg, that they also owned and moved back to Eling=rd in June 1749. The "Huitfeldeske Room" is preserved with dark burlap wall covering on the walls, and the room give s the best impression of the 1700's. General Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died 16 May 1751 and was presumably the first to die in this room. When Henrik J¯rgen HUITFELDT died in 1751, his wife took over and lived with a heavy debt. There were FOU R SONS & FIVE DAUGHTERS in this marriage. Their sons were accustomed to an elegant and expensive lifestyle. When they did military service as bodyguards in K¯benhavn, they were called "the Norwegian princes". note from WFT #174: Fact 1: described as Naestauskendebarn

      in 1754 became Head Housemistress for Queen Juliane Marie, and 31 Mar 1755 excused? [benaadet] by the Widow Queen's Order? [Enkedronnigens Orden]; died 1761
      http://genealogy.munthe.net/database/notes.html#NI6691

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Tree.



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