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maryhektner
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Posted - 13/01/2017 :  22:54:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have reason to believe that my ancestors Sjur and Marta Gullicksen (Dyrdal) and their children may have travelled to America on the Bark Juno. They registered to leave the Aurland parish (Sogn og Fjordane) on April 20, 1856. The Juno departed Bergen on April 30, 1856 and arrived at Quebec July 5, 1856.

Our family lore is that their ship (name unknown) was blown off course, almost down to the Bahamas, then turned north, finally arriving in port on the 4th of July. The family ran out of food during the voyage and the youngest child Botolv, age about 1.5 years old, died and was buried at sea. When they finally landed, the captain got a contract to haul pig Iron up the Great Lakes, possibly to Minnesota and the family stayed on board for the rest of the trip. It is said that they were on board almost 3 months. When they landed they travelled by ox cart to Southern Minnesota.

I know that no passenger records exist for this voyage but I am hoping for suggestions on trying to gather info about the Juno's voyage that might help to shed light on the family story. Might there be an account of the voyage, or a record of the Juno going inland from Quebec? I do not how to research these questions and would appreciate any suggestions you can offer.

jwiborg
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Posted - 14/01/2017 :  00:49:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An article from the Bergen newspaper Bergensposten in May 1856:



Bergen, May 3rd.
On April 30th, the barque Juno headed by Captain M. Huun was cleared for Quebec with 170 emigrants.
In addition to this ship, 7 more ships are said to be headed for America with all together about 1500 Passengers.
Several of these are leaving behind good farms in their home country.
The desire for emigration have epidemically hitten the people in the Voss area, and the properties fall sharply in value for this reason.
What we would like, is to give an urgent warning against this, in our opinion, wanton greed from the certain to the uncertain.
But in these times heavy migration to the West we should refrain from that; because nothing is more thankless than to speak to deaf ears.
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maryhektner
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Posted - 14/01/2017 :  16:05:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for this very interesting article!
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