ELLEV JOHNSEN BESTUL
Utreist med/Emigrated on: the "SALVATOR"
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Merton township, Waukesha Co., Wisconsin
Ellev Johnsen Bestul: He was born in 1801 on the farm Gromstulen in Luksefjell in the upper part of Gjerpen. His parents were Jon Torkildsen Gromstulen and Maren Torkildsdatter, and he was baptised December 26th. He married Ingeborg Engebretsdatter, who was born 1802. They has the following children: Ingeborg b. Jan 27, 1827 Luksefjeld She married Aug 27, 1848 Ole Olsen Sætret from Gjerpen, who emigratet 1843. She died May 8, 1860 and is buried in Stone Bank Luth. Cem. John b. June 11, 1828 Luksefjeld He married Dec 7, 1848 Martha Andrea Gregoriusdatter Tufte, who emigrated from Gjerpen 1844. John died Oct 21, 1879 and is buried in the Spring Prairie Luth. cem. Martha Andrea died already March 8, 1854 and John married again June 1, 1855, to Ingeborg Olsdatter Brandt. There were 8 children in the second marriage. Ingebret b. Jan 15, 1830 Bestul He married May 28, 1856 Anne Margrete Pedersdatter Rød from Siljan. She had emigrated 1849. They had at least 5 children. Ole b. Dec 11, 1831 Bestul He married Sept 17, 1855 Sara Andrea Halvorsdatter. They had 1 child Ingeborg Marie, b. May 12, 1856. Ole died July 5, 1857, ans Sara married again to Ole Olsen. Gunhild b. Aug 25, 1833 Bestul She married Sept 17, 1855 Gregorius Eriksen Haugerød, who had emigrated from Gjerpen in 1849. She died March 10, 1857 Helvig b. Jan 22, 1836 Bestul She died May 6, 1837. Ellef b. Dec 10, 1837 Bestul He never married. Went to California to seek for gold and died there. Helvig b. June 30, 1840 Bestul She never married. She died January 27, 1860. Anders b. Sept 24, 1842 Bestul Enlisted and died during the Civil War of diphtheria. Unmarried Per b. Oct 11, 1844 America Died Sept 23, 1845
From April Corinne Schaadt, b. Schaadt, of Santa Rosa, California, I have received a full family tree for the Bestul family. Also photos are included:
Thanks a lot April.