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dwssnell
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USA
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  20:17:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking for information on John Christophersen, born Norway, fathered a child in Columbia County, WI in 1859. Records shows,
Born July 24, 1859; baptized August 22. Child, Christopher;Spring Prairie.
Parents, John Christophersen, bachelor; born Norway. and maiden Britha Aadsdatter. I have all the information on her, but father is still a mystery.
Britha was married in 1862 to Hans Hansen who adopted Christopher. What happened to John Christophersen?
Britha was actually Britha Knudsdatter as her father was Knud Aadsen of Voss.

lyndal40
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USA
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  20:51:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Probably his baptism. Transcription of her name is probably an error

Christopher Christophers
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945
Name: Christopher Christophers
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 1859
Baptism Date: 22 Aug 1859
Baptism Place: Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Father: John Christophers
Mother: Dortha Aadsdt
Church Name: Spring Prairie Lutheran Church
Church Location: DeForest, Wisconsin

Witnesses are Jacob Hischal? and Aad Haldorsen?

Edited by - lyndal40 on 09/05/2018 20:55:37
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Kċarto
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Norway
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Posted - 09/05/2018 :  21:17:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Calmut County, Norwegian settler John Christophersen from Ĝstre Slidre, Valdres area, settled down at Hayton in 1883, but he is the only Norwegian in this area and goes to the Norwegian church in Valders, Manitowoc Co.

Edited by - Kċarto on 09/05/2018 23:48:39
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dwssnell
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USA
110 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2018 :  23:13:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you to both of you. That does appear to be his baptism but the names are really messed up. His name was John Christophersen and her name was actually Britha Knudsdatter, but was listed as Britha Aadsdatter on the baptism. I haven't been able to find anything on John Christophersen since the baptism record, so I will check out the one from Valdres. Britha was born in Evanger, Voss, Hordaland in 1824. In 1862 she married my g. grandfather Hans Hansen Bolstad and he adopted Christopher who became Christopher Hanson. He is the half brother to my Grandfather John Hanson who took the last name of Mestad as on adult. His father, Hans Hansen, lived on Mestad in Evanger at the time of his confirmation. Very confusing!
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lyndal40
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  00:44:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe a long shot to look in the ELCA records for a John Christphersen living in areas near Dane County. There is only one hilt

Tough to read the names of the witnesses but one might be Eric Bratt?

Peter Alosen Christopherson
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945
Name: Peter Alosen Christopherson
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1867
Baptism Date: 19 May 1867
Baptism Place: Coon Valley, Wisconsin, USA
Father: John Christopherson
Mother: Marte Pedersdtr
Church Name: Coon Prairie Lutheran Church
Church Location:

Edited by - lyndal40 on 11/05/2018 00:50:47
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lyndal40
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  01:39:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Following that long shot. This is likely the Eric Bratt? from ELCA record.

Erik Bratlie
in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Erik Bratlie
Age in 1870: 27
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Norway
Dwelling Number: 96
Home in 1870: Christiana, Vernon, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Father of Foreign Birth: Y
Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Male Citizen over 21: Y
Personal Estate Value: 1700
Real Estate Value: 1700
Inferred Spouse: Olave Bratlie
Inferred Children: Mina Bratlie
Laura Bratlie
Ellen Bratlie
Household Members:
Name Age
Erik Bratlie 27
Olave Bratlie 24
Mina Bratlie 4
Laura Bratlie 2
Ellen Bratlie 10/12

A family tree gives this information on him

Erik Christopher Bratlie
BIRTH 10 JUL 1842 • Hurdalen, Norway
DEATH 24 SEP 1911 • Westby, Vernon, Wisconsin, USA

Probably this guy

Erik Kristoffersen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Erik Kristoffersen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 10 jul 1842
Baptism Date: 31 jul 1842
Baptism Place: , Hurdal, Akershus, Norway
Father: Christopher Nielsen
Mother: Magrethe Eriksdr
FHL Film Number: 123316

Edited by - lyndal40 on 11/05/2018 01:45:21
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lyndal40
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  01:57:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This might be Peter and family in the 1870 Census.

Peter Kiretopherson
in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Peter Kiretopherson
[Peter Tosterud Tostrud]
Age in 1870: 3
Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Dwelling Number: 143
Home in 1870: Christiana, Vernon, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: At Home
Father of Foreign Birth: Y
Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Inferred Father: John Kiretopherson
Inferred Mother: Marthe Kiretopherson
Household Members:
Name Age
John Kiretopherson 36
Marthe Kiretopherson 36
Clara Kiretopherson 12
Mina Kiretopherson 7
Charles Kiretopherson 5
Peter Kiretopherson 3
Ella Kiretopherson 6/12

A tree gives this information on John

John Christopherson Tosterud
BIRTH 5 MAY 1834 • Hurdals, Feiring, Norway
DEATH 11 AUG 1915 • Vernon, Wisconsin, USA

A connection to Eric above as they are both from the same parish in Norway but a real stretch to connect this guy to your John Christophersen in Dane County.

Edited by - lyndal40 on 11/05/2018 02:05:46
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jkmarler
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  01:58:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't know if this John Christopherson, Civil War soldier from Wisconsin is of interest or not:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FS32-6PR

Perhaps this one from the Vesterheim database:
CHRISTOPHERSON, John

WI 7th Inf Co B. Residence: Franklin, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 15 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Ole Torgus, Franklin, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 28 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 33-13; red book vol 12 p28)

From the National Park Service web page about the regiment:
7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Side: Union
Location: Wisconsin
Function: Infantry
Unit Type: Regiment

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in September 2, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 21. Attached to King's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Advance to Falmouth, Va., April 9-19. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till August. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 2-11. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-27. Expedition to Frederick's Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg's Mills or Massaponax Church August 5-6. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Catlett's Station August 22. Gainesville August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1 (Reserve). Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg, Md., to October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg , Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-Mny 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12 Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 28. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Appomattox Courthouse April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16 and mustered out July 2, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 271 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 143 Enlisted men by disease. Total 424.


Edited by - jkmarler on 11/05/2018 06:45:22
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lyndal40
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  02:09:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Might be the same guy as the one from Vernon (Bad Ax) county, since he was living there in the 1860 Census. Maybe a reach tho to connect him to OP's John Christophersen.

John Christoverson
in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: John Christoverson
[John Tosterud Tostrud]
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1834
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Norway
Home in 1860: Christiana, Bad Ax, Wisconsin
Post Office: Mount Pisgah
Dwelling Number: 1880
Family Number: 1793
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 500
Personal Estate Value: 150
Household Members:
Name Age
John Christoverson 26
Martha Christoverson 22
Clarra Christoverson 2
Ole Poleson 26

Edited by - lyndal40 on 11/05/2018 02:10:13
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lyndal40
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USA
6109 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2018 :  02:16:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the tree on Ancestry.com

John and Marthe (Svennestuen) Tosterud
1927
Coon Prairie / by Hjalmar R. Holand, p. 190-191
John Christophersen Tosterud born in Feiring, Hurdals clerical district, 9 May 1834; emigrated to America 1854, came to Coon Prairie 1856; married Martha Evensdatter Svennestuen, children: Clara, Mina, Charles, Charles, Oliver, Ella, Oscar, Ella, Melvin, Ragna; John died 11 Aug 1915; rests in the North Coon Prairie Cemetery. --Coon Prairie / by Hjalmar R. Holand. --1917, p. 190-191.

They were married some time in 1858 and had their first child also in 1858.

Clara Kristoffersen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945
Name: Clara Kristoffersen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 2 Jun 1858
Baptism Date: 28 Dec 1858
Baptism Place: Coon Valley, Wisconsin, USA
Father: John Kristoffersen
Mother: Marthe Evensdt
Church Name: Coon Prairie Lutheran Church
Church Location: Westby, Wisconsin

Edited by - lyndal40 on 11/05/2018 02:45:53
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lyndal40
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USA
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Posted - 11/05/2018 :  17:07:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder if this is not the mother of Christopher Christopehrsen and thus the sister of Aad Haldorsen. Aad is a witness for the baptism of Christopher in the ELCA record.

Brytteva Haldorsen
in the Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927
Name: Brytteva Haldorsen
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 14 feb 1828
Baptism Date: 2 mar 1828
Baptism Place: Voss,Hordaland,Norway
Father: Haldor Knudsen
Mother: Anna Aadsdr

Name: Aad Haldorsen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 11 nov 1823
Baptism Date: 7 des 1823 (7 Dec 1823)
Baptism Place: Voss,Hordaland,Norway
Father: Haldor Knudsen
Mother: Anna Aadsdr

Edited by - lyndal40 on 11/05/2018 17:36:39
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