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Bryngel Bryngelsson

Bryngel was born on September 8 1758 on the farm Ånimskog in Ånimskogs parish, Älvsborgs county. His parents were the farmer Bryngel Andersson and his wife Anna Månsdotter.

In 1782 he warked as a farmhand on the farm Västra Villanda in Tösse parish, Älvsborgs county.

In the same year and on the same farm a girl named Brita Svensdotter served as a maid. She was to be his wife. They got married on October 28 1783 in Tösse parish.

Two days after the wedding, on October 30 1873, their frist child was born, their son Jonas.

In the following year, 1784, they moved together on the farm Västegården in Ånimskogs parish, Älvsborgs county. Three yeras later, in 1789, they were crofters on the farm Torp in the same parish. They lived in Torp until 1797.

In 1797 they moved to the croft Mouskog in the same parish. There they lived until 1819 when they moved to the croft Tegelbruket in the same parish and the following year to the croft Hamburg. The croft Hamburg was farmed by their son Jonas Bryngelsson and his family.

For a short period, between 1800 - 1805, his mother, Anna Månsdotter, who at that time was a widdow, lived with the them in Mouskog.

In 1821 they moved back to the croft Mouskog that by the time was farmed by their daughter Lisa Bryngelsdotter and her husband Erik Svensson. They had moved into Mouskog from the city of Vänersborg the same year.

I August the following year, 1822, his wife died.

He sayed with his daughter Lisa and her family in Mouskog until 1829. In that year he moved to his son Jonas Bryngelsson and his family in the croft Hamburg in the same parish.

He lived there for the rest of his life. Bryngel died in October 22 1834, at an age of 77. He was buried on November 2.

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