Ole Isaksen Holm
Utreist med/Emigrated on: "SUPERB" to New York. Arrived July 2, 1849 with 121 passengers.
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Palmyra Settlement, Wisconsin, moving
in 1859 to Strongs Prairie township, Adams Co., Wisconsin.
Ole was born on the
farm Holm in Gjerpen Jan 21, 1798 by parents Isaac Christensen Holm and Anne Kirstine
Andersdatter Kjær. He was a tailor and in 1823 he is mentioned
as being a teacher. He married Oct 24, 1823 Anne Larsdatter, born Aug 23, 1795,
the daughter of Lars Torgrimsen
Ballestad and Anne Eriksdatter
Ole and Anne had at least five children,
all of whom emigrated to the United States:
Olsen (Isaac Olson) b. 25 Sep 1823 d. 1 Nov 1908 m. in
Wisconsin Marthe Pedersdatter,
the daughter of Peder Johannesen
Ingberg and Anne Kirstine Isaksdatter from Gjerpen.
They had four children but no
grandchildren. Isaac Olson emigrated separately in 1843. Settled in Strongs
Prairie township, Adams County, Wisconsin.
Olsen (Lars Holm) b. 21 Jan 1826 d. 28 Aug 1895 m. in Wisconsin Ingeborg Nielsdatter Skilbred from Slemdal. They had
six children and many grandchildren.
They lived in Strongs Prairie township, Adams County. Lars Holm
emigrated separately in 1847.
3) Anders Olsen (Andrew Holm)
Mar 1831 d. 9 Sep 1882 m. in Wisconsin Rebecca Tjersland
from Farsund. She was the daughter of Peder Ulrik Berntsen
Tjersland and Lovise Pedersdatter with whom she had emigrated in 1849. He served
in the Civil War with Company F, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry. He was a
long-time business man and county clerk in Adams County.. They lived in Friendship, Adams County. Andrew Holm emigrated with in 1849 his father. They
had at least ten children: a) Ocrin, b. 1857, died in
childhood, b) Louise G., b. 1859, c) Marie A., b.
1860, d. Peter U., b. 1863, e) Otilia A., b. 1865, f) Ella B., b. 1867, g) Clara E., b. 1868, h) Ada R., b. 1875,
i) Ralph, b. April 1880, died in infancy, j) a child
who died in infancy.
4) Christen Olsen
born Christen, took the name Christopher in Wisconsin. b. 26 Feb 1834 d. 15 May 1920 m. in
Wisconsin Gunhild Marie Andersdatter
from Solum parish. He and his family
lived in Palmyra township, Jefferson County, Wisconsin in 1880. There
were at least eight children in this family. Christopher Oleson
emigrated with his father.
5) Anne Kirstine Olsdatter b.
Sep 1836 d. 4 Aug 1918. m. in Wisconsin Norman Saukerson,
born Amund Zachariasen Berberg from Gjerpen. They lived in Palmyra township, Jefferson County. They had nine
children. Anne Kirstine
Olsdatter emigrated in 1849 with her father.
was a tailor, and lived at Hagen
under Doxrød in 1835 and 1845. On 17 May 1848, Ole Isaksen's wife Anne Larsdatter died, and Ole remarried the 51
year old widow Gunhild Olsdatter
Nøklegaard, with whom he emigrated. Ole Isaksen's
stepdaughter Christiane Christiansdatter
also emigrated with the family. Ole Isaksen fell ill with cholera shortly after their arrival
in America, and he died in Palmyra, Wisconsin 23 Jul 1849.
had other kin who emigrated to Wisconsin. His widowed
sister Marthe Isaksdatter,
who had been married to Aslak Halvorsen
Langerød, emigrated with two
sons and two daughters in 1846. Ole's nephew Rasmus Christensen Holm emigrated with his family in 1849,
and another nephew, Christen Christensen Holm, emigrated
paternal grandparents were Christen Michelsen Holm
(died 1788) and Berthe Gudmundsdatter,
who cam from Siljan parish to Gjerpen
parish in the mid-1760s. His maternal grandparents were Anders Larsen Kjær and Kirsten Olsdatter Sneltvedt. Ole Isaksen's wife
Anne Larsdatter Ballestad's
paternal grandparents were Torgrim Gundersen Ballestad and Anne Larsdatter Tveit, who cam from Gjerstad parish to Gjerpen parish
in the 1700s, and her maternal grandparents were Erik Andersen Bøle and Ragnhild Engebretsdatter Espedalen.
has many living descendants in the United States and Canada.
Much of the information on this page has been submitted by Mike Enerson of Bloomington, Illinois.
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