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Name:Rositi?? Jacobsdatter 
Passenger on:Schooner Ebenezer 1849, from Stavanger Apr. 26 to New York June 18 
Source:arr. no 733 - Transcribed by Wendy Zander and Børge Solem 
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Submitted by Nathaniel Meyer, 09. april 2014
This is Kirsti (or Kjesti or Kjersti in some places) Jacobsdatter Haaversteen whose last and long term Norwegian residence was Haaversteen farm, Rennesøy Island, Rogaland, Norway. Here is her Norwegian emigration record: Along with that of her 32 year old son Knud Thorsen: She and her son settled near Roland, Story County, Iowa. She died May 23, 1878 and is buried at Roland Cemetery. Like her son, Knud Thorsen, she took the surname Thompson in America. There's no indication of the use of Thomas as a given name or Thompson as a surname in Norway. There's some confusion over her age. Her gravestone says she was 91 years when she died which would indicate she was born sometime in the year prior to May 23, 1787. This would make her 62 years old upon arrival in New York, not 60. So far I haven't had any luck finding a record for her in the 1801 census. The closest I've found chronologically and geographically is on Finnøy islad and that would place her birth around 1782, but it's fairly speculative.

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