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TWillJohn
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USA
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Posted - 20/11/2017 :  02:41:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking for information on Knut Nielsen Rollag, wife Margrit and daughter Gunnild emmigrating from Tinn Norway in 1848. I believe they went to Wisconsin where daughter Gunnild married Ole Oleson and shows in the 1860 Census for Berry, Dane, Wisconsin. I have not been able to find the ship they immigrated on or where Knut and Margrit went after arrival. The immigration record is at
http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=em08261837&gardpostnr=318&personpostnr=318%23nedre

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jkmarler
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Posted - 20/11/2017 :  07:51:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to Norwegian Immigrants to the United States: A Biographical Directory 1825-1850 Volume 3 1847-1848 by Gerhard B. Naeseth page 148, Knud, wife and daughter came to New York on the Alert arriving 8 July 1848, 113 passengers from Kragerø. Ship captained by Captain Krog. There was no further information about the family in US after their arrival.

More information about Alert on this site:
http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=alert

Other people identified as coming from Tinn on the Alert settled in:
Kittil Nielsen Luraas--Springdale Township, Dane county, Wisconsin
Jacob Knutsen Steinbole--Racine county, Wisconsin, 1852 to Iowa

Edited by - jkmarler on 20/11/2017 08:31:54
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Kåarto
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Posted - 20/11/2017 :  23:47:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are recorded leaving Tinn Mai 7. See right down page #2-3-4

Emigrant ships 1848 link

Possible ships; Albertine, Alert, Amerika (less likely) Drafna, Erik Børresen, Fremad, Freya, Lolland and Porsgrund (My guess)

Kåre

Edited by - Kåarto on 20/11/2017 23:47:45
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Kåarto
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Posted - 20/11/2017 :  23:55:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rollag is located to Mæl sub parish in Tinn.

Mæl church from 1829 link

They married April 5. 1831, perhaps some of their first born children died young. Gunnhild was born ca 1838.

Kåre

Edited by - Kåarto on 21/11/2017 00:02:17
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eibache
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Posted - 21/11/2017 :  12:55:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Knud was bapticed 2. day of Xmas in 1806, see last record
He was confirmated in 1822, see #3
His parents were Nils Pedersen and Gunild Knudsdatter, Rollag.
They were married March 16 1799, see right page 2. record



Einar

Edited by - eibache on 21/11/2017 20:21:44
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eibache
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Posted - 21/11/2017 :  13:35:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Margit was bapticed June 11 1809, see next to last record
She was confirmated 1825, see #6
Her parents were Østen Olsen and Susanne Østensdatter, Rollag.
They were married June 18 1797, see #17
Østen died July 9 1855, see #17.

Einar

Edited by - eibache on 21/11/2017 20:17:13
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eibache
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Posted - 21/11/2017 :  20:47:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nils Pedersen is most likely the one bapticed Sept 25 1774, see #52.
His parents were Peder Østensen and Ingebor Nilsdatter, Boer.
They were married June 26 1768, see #9.

Einar
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lyndal40
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Posted - 21/11/2017 :  23:11:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So Gunhild Knitsdatter and her husband Ole Olson were living in Dane County, Wisconsin in 1856 for the baptism of their first daughter, called Gina in the 1860 Census.

Guidlarie Olsen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945
Name: Guidlarie Olsen
[Gina Marie Olsen]
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 13 Aug 1856
Baptism Date: 19 Oct 1856
Baptism Place: Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Father: Ole Olsen
Mother: Gunhild Knudsdatter
Church Name: Perry Norwegian Lutheran Church
Church Location: Dane County, Wisconsin

Witnesses are Jens Olsen, ? Thomasson, Elsie Olsdatter, Aslaug ?

Baptism of second child

Mary Ann Olsen
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945Name: Mary Ann Olsen
Event Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1858
Baptism Date: 5 Apr 1858
Baptism Place: Dane, Wisconsin, USA
Father: Ole Olsen
Mother: Gunild Kundsdr
Church Name: Perry Norwegian Lutheran Church
Church Location: Dane County, Wisconsin

Witnesses are Aslaug Gjermondsdatter, Gjermund Thommasson, Lesabeth Germondsdatter ?, Germons Gjermons ??

Edited by - lyndal40 on 21/11/2017 23:47:05
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Kåarto
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Posted - 22/11/2017 :  00:05:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting, Gunhild kept the Norwegian Knudsdatter (Knuds daughter) name in USA.
She probably had many questions about her last name.

Did or when did she change to Olsen?

Kåre

Edited by - Kåarto on 22/11/2017 00:06:38
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lyndal40
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Posted - 22/11/2017 :  00:27:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The ELCA churches in the 1800's were very Norwegian. The church books were written in Norwegian and the names tended to be in the Norwegian fashion. The same person might be listed as Gunnhild Knudsdatter in the ELCA record and an americanized version in say the Census Records

Gunhild Olson
in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Gunhild Olson
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1838
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Norway
Home in 1860: Berry, Dane, Wisconsin
Post Office: Berry
Family Number: 1606
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Ole Olson 34
Gunhild Olson 22
Gina M Olson 4
Anne M Olson 1
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lyndal40
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Posted - 22/11/2017 :  00:55:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is likely some of the family making up the witness group for the birth of the two children of Gunnhild.

Aslaug Gjermundtr
in the U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1826-1945
Name: Aslaug Gjermundtr
Gender: Female
Spouse: Gjermund Thomassen
Child: Margit Thomassen
Church Name: Perry Norwegian Lutheran Church
Church Location: Dane County, Wisconsin

They are as you would expect from Tinn, Telemark, Norway

Gjermund Thomassen
in the Norway Marriages, 1600s-1800s
Name: Gjermund Thomassen
Age: 22 years
Gender: Male
Birth Date: Ca.1816
Marriage Date: 18 okt 1838 (18 Oct 1838)
Marriage Place: Tinn, Telemark, Norway
Spouse: Asloug Gjermundsdr
Spouse's Age: 18 years
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Date: Ca.1820

Edited by - lyndal40 on 22/11/2017 01:00:42
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lyndal40
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Posted - 23/11/2017 :  02:13:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Based on the emigration data, the family of Knud, Margit and Gunnhild should be somewhere in America for the 1850 US Census. Even if both of her parents died before the 1850 Census Gunnhiild would have been alive for the census since we know she had a child Gina in Dane County in 1856. Other records attest to her alive status for 1850 Census as well.

Baptism of Gunhild

1837

#1

Assuming that she is in Dane County for the 1850 Census a possible candidate is a girl named Mary Knute.

1850 US Census

She is living with the family of Halvor Kittelsen and Joran Nilsdatter
from Tinn, Telemark.
Based on the names and the location of the marriage ie Tinn, Telemark, I think that this is the marriage of Halvor and Joran.

Halvor Kettilsen
in the Norway Marriages, 1600s-1800s
Name: Halvor Kettilsen
Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
Birth Date: Ca.1814
Marriage Date: 8 apr 1839
Marriage Place: Tinn, Telemark, Norway
Spouse: Joron Nielsdr
Spouse's Age: 23 years
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Date:

#7

Edited by - lyndal40 on 23/11/2017 03:11:08
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lyndal40
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Posted - 25/11/2017 :  23:58:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to this record Halvor Kittelsen and wife Joran and child Kittel left Tinn in 1841.

Link

Joran is a Nilsdatter and so perhaps directly related to Knud, however the baptism record for Joran does not seem to support that conjecture.

Joran's' parents are Nils Jonsen and Gunhild Kittelsdatter.

#14


Edited by - lyndal40 on 26/11/2017 00:21:15
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jkmarler
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Posted - 26/11/2017 :  00:18:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Halvor Kittelson and wife Joron Nielsdatter are identified in Norwegian Immigrants to the United States: A Biographical Directory Volume 1 1825-1843 page 117 as arriving on the Horner in Boston on 9 Aug 1841.

Joron's parents are Niels Johnson Luraas and Gunnild Kittilsdatter Luraas.

Halvor and Joron had at least 4 more children in US but none are named Mary: Ingeborg b 31 Aug 1841, Niels b 22 Sept 1844, Ingebjør 8 Dec 1846 and Gunhild b 7 Nov 1849.

Sources of information on the family are listed in the book are:
Koshkonong Lutheran parish registers
Flom page 317
Anders Svalestuen
Tinn-soga II; 196
1850 census
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