Christopher Borgersen Hoen

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Christopher Borgersen Hoen (26 August 1767 – 17 May 1845) was a Norwegian farmer and politician.[1]

Christopher Hoen was born on the Vølstad farm in Øvre Eiker in the county of Buskerud, Norway. In 1791, he acquired the Hoen farm (Nedre Hoen i Øvre Eiker). Christopher Hoen became one of the richest and most influential farmers in the area. Hoen was also a prominent Haugean and supporter of revivalist and lay minister Hans Nielsen Hauge. His farm became the center of a large circle of Haugeans in Eiker. In 1797 he held a prayer meeting for the local farmers together with Hans Nilsen Hauge. The parish priest demanded that the assembly had to be dissolved. The Conventicle Act of 1741 (Konventikkelplakaten) prohibited any religious meetings without parish priest approval. The meeting resulted in an attempt to arrest both men. The farmers created a diversion while Hoen and Hauge both escaped.[2][3][4]

Hoen enjoyed a great reputation and was well trusted. During the emergency war years 1807-1808, he was entrusted with the distribution of moss-like grain surrogate for the poor, and he managed the Eiker granary from 1810-24. He represented Buskerud at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814, together with Frederik Schmidt who was vicar of Eger and Johan Collett who was County Governor of Buskerud.[5]

His son Borger Christophersen Hoen inherited the Hoen farm and later served in the Norwegian Parliament as a representative from Buskerud. [6]


  1. ^ Christopher Borgersen Hoen (
  2. ^ Helgen, Geir. "Christopher Hoen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Konventikkelplakaten (". Archived from the original on 2015-03-30. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  4. ^ "Nedre Hoen (Øvre Eiker)". Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Mardal, Magnus A. "Christopher Borgersen Hoen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  6. ^ Einar Sørensen. "Nedre Hoen gård, Øvre Eiker". Terra Buskerud historieboka. Archived from the original on September 27, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2016.

Related Reading[edit]

  • Wee, Mons Olson (1919) Haugeanism: A Brief Sketch of the Movement and Some of Its Chief Exponents (Harvard University)

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