Markus Anderson Dyrdal (gg-grandfather on my father’s side)
– Markus was born to Anders and Kari Markuson Dyrdal in February 1790 on the Dyrdal farm of the Lavik kommune (now Hoyanger) of the Sogn og Fjordane
Province of Norway. On June 14,1812 he married for a second time to Ingeborg Oldsdatter Brekke. His first marriage had been to Aagot Gregoriusdatter Merket. From his first marriage he had one daughter. From his second marriage he had ten children. There are two Dyrdal farms; inner (indre) and outer (ytre). He lived and farmed on the Inner Dyrdal farm. The farm was located about five hundred feet above sea level. He died February 2,1855. His son Sjur is my great grandfather. In the picture you can find the location of the Dyrdal farm.