Andreas Isaksen Brække
med/Emigrated on: "WALHALLA", departed from Skien
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Valders township,
After Andreas was born Lene Marie and Isak Andersen was married in Gjerpen
In 1845 I find them in the census, living at Brekkejordet. This means “the Brekke fields” (Brekke N (Nordre=North) was a large farm on the outskirts of Skien. They lived in house no 37.
Isak Andersen, labourer. age 52
Lene Marie Larsdatter, age 59
Anders Isaksen, fishmonger, unmarried, age 26 (this is Andreas)
Karen Marie Isaksdatter, unmarried, age 21.
In 1849, May 25, Andreas Isaksen, fishmonger from Gjerpen, age 30 married in Skien Ellevine Larsdatter, girl from Skien, age 22 (father: Lars Thorsen):
And then the couple emigrated that summer on the vessel “Walhalla”.
In the list of people leaving Gjerpen, only Andreas is mentioned,
When he came to
Many of his descendants still live in and around
David Andrew Schmunk of Eugene, Oregon has supplied part of this information.
2003 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen