Ingeborg Rasmusdatter Gromstul
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Ingeborg was born Febr 27, 1827 on Gromstulen farm
in Gjerpen. Parents were Rasmus
Jonsen Gromstul and Dorthe Nielsdatter Østre Bøe.
In the census 1835 we find the family on Gromstulen and 10 years later the family lives on the farm Bestul a little north-west of Gromstulen.
In 1845 the family consisted of the following:
Rasmus Johnsen, tenant-farmer, age 46
Dorthe Nielsdatter, age 43
John, age 21
Ingeborg, age 19
Niels, age 17
Jacob, age 10
Gunhild, age 7
Ole, age 4
Anne, age 1
John Torkildsen, his father, age 77
Gunhild Rasmusdatter, his mother, age 74
Maria Olsdatter, maid, age 19
Ingeborg married Anund Anundsen Brække from Sandsvær with whom she emigrated.
In the book “From the Indian Land” Malcolm Rosholt has written about the family on page 17.
”Amund Amundsen Brekke (1822-1908) and wife Ingeborg (1827-1901), a daughterof Rasmus Bestul. The name Amund is variously spelled. Helgeson used Anund. It also appears as Anon, as Amon etc.
I am not certain when this family of Brekke came to America, but I have been able to establish that they first settled on land east of Ashippun Lake in Dodge County, no doubt part of the original settlement of Norwegians on Rock River.
Amund Brekke ran for side supervisor in the April election of 1956 and was defeated, but won out as an overseer of highways for district No. 3, which probably covered the northwest area of
While he appears to have moved from
Two of his sons, Rasmus and Andrew, born in
Amund Brekke was a master carpenteras well as cabinet maker and in his early years on the
Two examples of Brekke’s work as cabinet maker are on display in the
The Brekke name appears as a place name in a number of communities in southern
Amund and Ingeborg Brekke remained with the Missouri Synod after the split in the church in the late 1880’s, and both are buried at
2001 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen