Anders Essing

Table 10 (53)

Anders Essing3, Anders Essing2, Agnis Nilsdotter1 & Måns Essing1


Anders Essing


Dec 25, 1758












Oct 18, 1789




Brita Ridderberg


Oct 24, 1772


Brita was the daughter of Johan Ridderberg




Mar 31, 1849




Anders Essing


Aug 29, 1790



Table 35



Dec 27, 1871




Johan Essing


Feb 6, 1791






Apr 1, 1792




Brita Essing


Jan 18, 1793



Table 36



Oct 30, 1856




Lisa Essing


Mar 14, 1795



Table 37



Oct 11, 1874




Catarina Essing


Sep 14, 1796



Table 38



July 31, 1880




Johan Essing


May 14, 1798






Oct 13, 1798




Johan Essing


Aug 15, 1799


Johan took the name Lang as a specially trained soldier.

Table 39



July 31, 1880




Anders Esssing (the Older B6) first lived in Huså and first worked as a Miner at the Copper Mining Company.  Later he was a Company Worker. 

He moved to Äggen in Mörsil later and became a farmer there. 

His widow lived for a time in Hålåsen in Hallen with Sven Nordlöv from Nordannälden, to whom she was engaged to be married.

They had two daughters.  Anna was born in 1805.  Karin was born in 1810 and died the same year.

Anders (the Younger C1) became a specially trained soldier and took the name Wäll.  He was a homesteader, card-maker, and farmer.  He became senile in his old age.

I found an article in the Mörsil Parish Chronicle on the Semlan Copper Smelting Company.  The article is called “Från Semlans storhetstid” {"From Semlan’s Time of Greatness”}.  It is interesting reading and something that we would all like to know more about.  I found it in Part 1 of 3 in the Parish Chronicle.


The following is an assessment of Company Farm No. 26 31 lived on by Anders Essing:

1.     A cottage with an inner roof of boards, a fireplace in the cottage with a baking oven, logs and iron spikes to secure the logs, and well braced, table benches and a shelf, 1 pair of windows on the long side 3 panes in height and in width, 1 pair of windows on the east side, 4 panes high and 3 in width, all complete and without defect, a door for the cottage and a door for the porch.  A barn without an inner roof or windows.  Roof of good sawed boards.

2.     An old cottage west of the new and beside the hay barn.  It has a board roof

3.     A barn covered with common bark and birch bark and the on with boards.  The roof is in good condition but the walls are faulty, förning [1] also has a fertilizer room.

4.     A barn with a board roof.  The barn is leak-free, but the east corner has taken on a small amount of rot.

5.     A barn east of the cottage that is equipped for one horse.  The walls are in good condition.  The inner roof is damaged on the west side and should be repaired.

6.     A log shelter south of the farm.  It has no value.  The roof was covered with birch bark but the wood is now gone, so that the roof is deficient.  A new wood roof should be put on so that this building can remain for a few more years.  The farm has 3½ malings of cultivated land.


Within this fence there are five loads, partly of hay and partly of green feed.

311 fathoms of enclosed fenced pasture.  A small portion of it is acceptable, but the bigger part of it is in bad condition. 

Both log staked and fence. 

Peculiarly is revised pasture between Malmsten and Lans  the 44 fathoms which is between Grönlund, is also due.

On October 9, 1811, an Estate Inventory was conducted on Company Farm No. ___ in the Village of Eggern, Mörsill Parish, belonging to the Gustaf and Carlsberg Copper Mining Company. 

After the death of Anders Essing in 1808, this farm was bought and is now owned by Benjamin Teger.  The following is the record of it:

The visitor[2] Eric Corling purchased this farm on February 18, 1764 for 400 Riksdalers. 

and for that reason it was too late,

the Copper Mining Company and almost immediately becomes united with the Semelå Official residence.

The first tenant was Anders Essing, who was first obligated to build a necessary house that was missing and to put the homestead in order.  For fulfilling this obligation, he should be released in 4 years time from the tenant requirement to work[3]

After his death, the homestead reverted back to Semelå Official Residence.  After that, the current tenant {Benjamin Teger} lived on it.

1.     An old cottage 14 alnars {28 feet} long by 9 alnars {18 feet} wide and 14 layers high with 6 corners.  It has 1 room and a porch, with a fireplace and a baking oven, provided with iron support for the logs, a floor in the cottage house and porch, an inner roof of grooved boards in the cottage and room, an outer roof covered with boards, 1 old window with lead string, a pair of new windows of 15 panes, the Copper Mining Company.

2.     A barn 9 alnars {18 feet} long, 9 alnars {18 feet} wide, 9 layers high.  It has a fireplace and within and accessories, somewhat old but usable.

3.     A forage building, opposite against the barn with swale[4] between 10 alnars {20 feet} long, 9½ alnars {19 feet} wide, 9 layers high, old.  It has a roof of bark and boards.

4.     A bathing house, very old.  It has a baking oven 8 alnars {16 feet} long with swale, 6 alnars {12 feet} wide, and 6 layers high.  It has dry leaves, a door with hinges and it is covered with bark and sod[5]

5.     A stable, built in 1810 by Benjamin Teger with a lean[6], 9 alnars {18 feet} long, 7 alnars {14 feet} wide, 13 layers high.  It has an intermediate floor of boards, room for 2 horses.  It has a hayloft on the upper floor and is covered with bark.  The tenant built a roof of boards.

6.     A log shelter, built this year with unpainted and unfinished Theger and furnishings within which there is a cellar and a door.  It was 6 alnars {12 feet} long, 6 alnars {12 feet} wide, 13 layers high.  Roof of boards.


Repairs have been made on the barn and feed shed and on the cottage and house on the floor and roof. 

The boat house can still be repaired, although it is in bad condition and would be difficult to use in its existing condition.

The open field is a large field of 5 malings.

Röståkern   mälings[7]

Åråkern [8] field of 3½ acres.

The latter was overgrown but the tenant was told to keep it as open land.

2 old hay barns in the infields.

A new hay barn built by Theger

                        Hay within the infields                        12                         loads

                        In Djupmyran {Djup Swamp}                        1                         load

                        Stormyran {Stor Swamp} and Drolet                         1                         load

                        On the pasture and 1 portion in Drolet                         1                         the pasture

                        Myckelgårdwallen                        2                         loads

                        from Drangeln Stomkjel                        1                         load

                        The fertile sections                        1                         load

                                                18                         loads


A barn at Stonkjälwallen

This farm can feed one-half (½) of a horse, 2 cows, 10 sheep or goats. 

The seed amount 6 quarters[9] harvest each year,

and in a good year 4 grain list on the farm fences on this farm[10]

See page 91 of the Assessor’s Book.

Appraised and inventoried as hereby affirmed by:

                        Lars Olsson of Bye

                        Elias Larsson of Eggen

(55)                        Benjamin Theger (Current Tenant)

[1] förning ?

[2] care-taker?  immigrant from another province of Sweden or Norway?

[3] he should be released for the requirement to work for the next four years, because he is building the house?  or is it “released after working for the next four years”

[4] swale is?  pastureland doesn’t seem to fit.  It seems like the house possesses a swale as if it is an architectural part of the house?  maybe a type of swale roof on the house?

[5] Torf  is sod or peat?

[6] building built at the side of a barn

[7] Röståkern is marked field?  enclosed field?  fenced field?  “Fenced field No. 1 of ¼ acres” or “Fenced Field of 1¼  acres”?

[8] år (year) or är (is)?

[9] quarters of what?

[10] What is 4 grain?  4 specific grains such as barley, oats, etc?  or 4 crops of alfalfa or hay each year. (seems unlikely).