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James E Heg
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Posted - 16/09/2002 :  00:47:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BÝrge - Johan Gasmann was a very interesting man, as was his family. You will note that in 1843 SALVATOR (Gasmann) transported his brother, Hans, 15 family members, 7 servants and 50 cases of household goods. Hans Gasmann had recently been a member of the Storting and his emmigration caused quite a stir. Johan Gasmann gave up the sea and moved to Wisconsin about 1848. He had visited his brother in Wisconsin in 1845 or 6. On this first trip, he "braced up" all the passenger agents he came across about their handling of the Norwegian immigrants.
Two of Hans Gasmanns's sons, August (151) and Findarius (152) served in the 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regt. during the Civil War. August rose to the rank of Captain. There is more if it is useful. Regards, Jim Heg

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Posted - 16/09/2002 :  08:14:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, he was a very interesting man. I can add to the info that he was among the first captains to engage a ships doctor when he sailed with emigrants. Maybe it was because he and his brother were worried about bringing the large family across on the ocean. On the Salvator in 1843 the young doctor was Edward Munch's father. (Edward Munch, the famous painter)

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