“Just sigh,” he whispered. There was no harm in sighing out
loud when one felt good.
By the time the comedy played in Fútastova in September,
1813, Anna Sofie was pregnant. The couple married in
January, 1814, the same day Frederik VII signed his name to
the document separating Norway from Denmark. In April,
Anne Sofie delivered a stillborn male child. Three years later
she was pregnant again. She gave birth to Ludvig, named
after his Danish grandfather. In 1825, Henrietta Elisabeth,
named after both her Danish grandmother and her Faroese
grandmother, was born.
The reason Løbner left the Faroes the same year that his
daughter was born is still a mystery. By that time he was
nearly sixty and his health was poor. In particular, his sight
was failing, and he often said that his eyes could not
tolerate the raw Faroese climate.
There had also been complaints about the way he carried
out his office, but precisely how serious these were, no one
knows for sure. In the second volume of
Pauli Nolsøe and Kári Jespersen try to shed some light on
To his credit, he compiled Løbner’s Tabellir in 1813.
They form a valuable description of Faroese society and are
actually the only precise documentation of the economic
conditions in Faroese rural society. For Tórshavn, it was
important that he
allowed Álaker field to be added