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ToreL
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  21:29:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A group from Ringsaker counting 17 named adults plus twenty-some unnamed children were entered as emigrants headed for Wisconsin in the Hedmark passport protocol on May 5, 1858.

I have found no trace of the group between these protocol entries and the US census of 1870, where eight members of the group appear to be living in the town of Neshonoe (pop. 869) in Lacrosse county, Wisconsin.

This table contains a list of the 17 emigrants with the eight census matches.

The last couple in the list were my ancestors Jens Hansen (b. Jan. 13, 1813) and wife Marie Larsdatter (bapt. May 14, 1816), who were travelling with children Mathias (b. June 7, 1844), Christian (b. Feb 3, 1848) and Kirstine/Kjerstine (b. Feb. 4, 1856), while their eldest son Johannes, my ancestor, born in 1842, before the couple was married, stayed behind in Norway.

I have found no trace of this family in America, and would appreciate any help in tracing them. I have had no luck searching in the 1860 census. The town of Neshonoe does, as far as I can determine, not appear in the 1860 census.

Tore Langholm

AntonH
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  23:04:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This looks like at least one of the families, Engebret Olsen and wife Kari in the 1860 Census living in Neshonoc, La Crosse, Wisconsin, right where you found them in 1870 Census.

Embrand Oleson
in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Embrand Oleson
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1810
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Norway
Home in 1860: Neshonoc, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Post Office: La Crosse
Dwelling Number: 1863
Family Number: 1600
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 600
Personal Estate Value: 125
Household Members:
Name Age
Embrand Oleson 50
Catharine Oleson 48
Mary Oleson 13
Christian Oleson 12
Oleson Oleson 10
Ole Knutson 20
Hans Hanson 23
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ToreL
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  23:20:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you!!!! It appears that Neshonoc is a real place while Neshonoe only exists in the (transcription of) the 1870 Census.

Tore
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peder
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  07:16:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this is a link to search for Americans in Ws.

http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=&aar=&dagens=&fylkenr=21
Norwegians in America 1880
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ToreL
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  13:49:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the link to Digitalarkivet; that looks like a convenient way to search in the 1860 census. It also seems to give the same results that lyndal40 obatined. Familysearch, which I have been using, seems to use a different transcription, rendering the wife's name as "Cathan" rather than "Catherine".

Regarding Neshonoc in the 1860 census: I have found no other candidates for matches than "Embrand Oleson" w/wife, and in fact I doubt that this is a true match. The ministerial book also kept a
list of emigrants,
including children, and here (right, bottom) the family is listed as

Engebret Olsen Dæhlieie 50
Kari Simensdatter Dæhlieie 53 1/2
Oline 8/12 37
Karen 26/6 40
Marthe 11/11 42
Syver 2/2 45
Even 29/8 47

which matches rather poorly with the family in the Neshonoc 1860 list. These children would of course be grown up and possibly living by themselves by the time of the 1870 census, but their daughter Marthe could very well be 28 year old wife in the couple appearing just below Engebret and Carrie in 1870.

Engebret Oleson M 62 Norway
Carrie Oleson F 66 Norway
Mathias Pareles M 25 Norway
Martha Pareles F 28 Norway

I have seen somewhere that the towns of Barre and Neshonoc were merged to a new town called Hamilton, and that possibly at some point they were also split up again. I have tried to find these towns in the 1860 census, but with no luck.

Tore
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AntonH
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  16:32:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is this the John Simonson and family you are referring to in your linked document that refers to the people you have found in the 1870 Census.

John Simonson
in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: John Simonson
Age in 1870: 70
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Norway
Dwelling Number: 74
Home in 1870: Neshonoe, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Father of Foreign Birth: Y
Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Cannot Read: Y
Cannot Write: Y
Real Estate Value: 200
Inferred Spouse: Annetta P Simonson
Inferred Children: Simonson
Household Members:
Name Age
John Simonson 70
Annetta P Simonson 67
Simonson 30
Permelia Simonson 32


If so who is Permillia. There is some information on a Pernilla and Anders Simonson on Ancestry.com. I will post some of it here. I know this is not the family that you are most interested in, but perhaps it is a start to track at least some of the families that arrived in 1858.

Sigvart Simonson
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969
Name: Sigvart Simonson
Gender: Male
Record Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 12 Feb 1901
Marriage Place: Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA
Father: Anders Simonson
Mother: Pernille Simonson
Spouse: Elsie Anderson
Church Name: Koshkonong
Church Location: Stoughton, Wisconsin

Permilla Simonson
in the Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1855-1905
Name: Permilla Simonson
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Norway
Residence Date: 1 Jun 1905
Residence Place: Deerfield, Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Relationship: Wife
Spouse: Anders Simonson
LINE: 35
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Anders Simonson 60
Permilla Simonson 67
Anderson J Soberg 54

Edited by - AntonH on 08/09/2018 16:34:36
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AntonH
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  17:02:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back to the 1860 Census I posted on Embrand Oleson. The names do not match well that is true but I would not totally dismiss him. I notice when looking at the original record that on that same page and two families above him is the family of Even E. Christianson wife Catherine age 35 daughter Mary age 13 all born in Norway, and daughter Isabella born in Wisconsin. Names are a little hared to read but this could be Even Christoffersen Enger Eie and family.

Here is the transcribed record. One of the problems you are going to encounter is that the names, ages etc. are not going to be very accurate making the search very difficult.

Eversa E Christian
in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Eversa E Christian
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Norway
Home in 1860: Neshonoc, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Post Office: La Crosse
Dwelling Number: 1861
Family Number: 1598
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 500
Personal Estate Value: 275
Household Members:
Name Age
Eversa E Christian 35
Catharine Christian 57
Mary Christian 13
Isabella Christian 5

Edited by - AntonH on 08/09/2018 17:06:29
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AntonH
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  17:46:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A good source can be the ELCA records. Perhaps Jens and Mari had children in Wisconsin. Here is a possibility in La Crosse County

Louise Hansen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969
Name: Louise Hansen
Gender: Female
Record Type: Marriage
Birth Place: Halpvay Creek, Wisconsin, USA
Marriage Date: 28 Feb 1884
Marriage Place: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Father: Jens Hansen
Mother: Mari Hansen
Spouse: Otto Magnus Laugstad
Church Name: Norwegian Lutheran Church
Church Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Edited by - AntonH on 08/09/2018 18:12:57
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jkmarler
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  17:52:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've mentioned this before but there is a "dirty, little secret" about the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses. The original schedules were hand written by the census taker. The census taker then turned that copy into the appropriate county courthouse. While there another handwritten copy was made of the schedules and this copy was sent to the State capitol and while there another copy was made of that copy and this last copy was the one sent to Washington. This copy (the one at the National Archives) of a copy of copy was the actual copy which was microfilmed and upon which all indexing has been made. Unfortunately, most counties did not retain the "original" copy, either by utilizing the raw paper for other purposes kindling, wrapping or as garbage, the original copy which by evidentiary standards would be the best copy is mostly gone.

Still the copy that remains, is what it is, not replaceable but prone to errors.
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JaneC
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  20:14:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder if any men from the emigrant group enlisted for service in the Civil War.

This Even Christoffersen is interesting:
link

Many men in Company E came from southwestern Wisconsin:
https://www.nagcnl.org/civilwar/rosters/companies/?company=E

The Jens Hansen in the same company is said to have a son Knudt born 1856 (in Wisconsin, per 1900 census with his mother Mary in LaCrosse). If accurate, and if the list of children born in Norway is complete, he would be a different Jens.

Application for Pension, Jens and Mary Hanson
link

Edited by - JaneC on 08/09/2018 20:20:22
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ToreL
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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  22:10:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the input, it will take me some time to sort it all out. One thing I can confirm now: John Simonsen and Wife Agnete in Ringsaker did have a daughter Pernille; the whole family is listed in the ministerial book on the same page as "my" family:

https://www.digitalarkivet.no/kb20070119310422

I should probably make an extended emigrant list containing adults and children.

Tore

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AntonH
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  00:27:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Might be worth following up a little on the Jens Hansen found by JaneC. I am not sure the the Knut found in 1900 is really related to the Jens Hansen from the Civil War. Her is a little info on Jens Hansen.

Jens Hansen
in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Name: Jens Hansen
Residence:
Enlistment Date: 2 Oct 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Wisconsin 15th Infantry Regiment on 23 Oct 1861.Mustered out on 06 Aug 1862.
Sources: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion

I wonder if this name Jens Dec Hanson means he is deceased in 1890 and the Mary W Hanson means she is a widow?

Jens -Dec- Hanson
in the Wisconsin, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890
Name: Jens -Dec- Hanson
State: WI
County: La Crosse County
Township: E.D. 162 Farmington
Year: 1890
Page: 002
Database: WI 1890 Veterans Schedule

Name: Mary -W- Hanson
State: WI
County: La Crosse County
Township: E.D. 162 Farmington
Year: 1890
Page: 002
Database: WI 1890 Veterans Schedule

A widow Maria Hanson born 1816 living in Farmington in 1880 Census

Maria Hanson
in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Maria Hanson
Age: 64
Birth Date: Abt 1816
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1880: Farmington, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Dwelling Number: 182
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Cannot Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Maria Hanson 64

Edited by - AntonH on 09/09/2018 03:29:34
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AntonH
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  00:43:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a record for the birth of a child for Matthais Hansen in La Crosse County in 1878.

Klara Julie Hansen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969
Name: Klara Julie Hansen
Record Type: Confirmation
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1878
Confirmation Date: 8 Mar 1878
Father: Matthias Hansen
Mother: Karoline Kristoffersdtr
Church Name: Halfway Creek Congregation
Church Location: Holmen, Wisconsin

This record shows that Matthias Hansen husband of Karoline Kristophersen died in 1878

Matthias Hansens
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1969
Name: Matthias Hansens
Record Type: Death
Death Date: 8 Jan 1878
Church Name: Halfway Creek Congregation
Church Location: Holmen, Wisconsin

Edited by - AntonH on 09/09/2018 02:31:16
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ToreL
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  11:41:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There was no Knut in «my» family, but if the US records don’t imply he was related to Jens and Marie, then these last findings are very interesting. How/where do you search in the censuses and in the church records?

Edited by - ToreL on 09/09/2018 11:42:36
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AntonH
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  16:56:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the searching was done in Ancestry.com
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jwiborg
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Posted - 09/09/2018 :  17:23:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There were several Jens Hansen participating in the Civil War.

1) Jens Hansen, born about 1826 in Nannestad, Norway.
Married and resided in Calumet County, Wisconsin. He died in the infamous Andersonville Prison Camp in GA 23 Jun 1864.

Private Jens Hanson from Nannestad saving the 15th's flag at Chickamauga, Georgia on September 19th 1863. He was taken prisoner the next day.

2) Jens Hansen, born about 1826 in Norway.
Single, resided in Fillmore County, Minnesota.
Died in a rebel prison in Salisbury, North Carolina.

3) Jens Hanson, born about 1816 in Norway.
Married and resided in Onalaska, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.
Discharged from the service at Jacinto, Mississippi, on account of disability, 6 Aug 1862.
After the war, he moved back to La Crosse County. He and his wife, Mary, had 4 children.
By 1900, only 2 were still living, including Knute (1856). Mary was living with Knute at the time of the 1900 Census, as Jens died before 1890.

Edited by - jwiborg on 09/09/2018 17:37:50
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