Iver Larsen Ballestad

Utreist med/Emigrated on: "CLAUS THOMMESEN", departed from Skien May 25th to New York. Arrived Aug 11, 1849 with 158 passengers.

Utreist til/Emigrated to: ?

Iver was born Nov 2, 1829 by parents miller Lars Iversen Ballestad and Inger Jansdatter.
In the ship’s manifest his name is written Iver L. Gulset.

The family can be found in the census of 1835 and 1845.
In 1835 they live in a house belonging to Fossum Ironworks.

Lars Iversen, master miller, age 33
Inger Jansdatter, age 33
Iver, age 6
Caroline, age 4
Elise, age 2
Johanne Karine, age 1 month
Sophie Isaksdatter, servant girl, age 15
Knud Peter Christophersen, nail maker, age 25

And in 1845:

Lars Iversen, master miller, age 43
Inger Johannesdatter (?), age 44

Iver, age 16
Caroline, age

Elise, age 12

Johanne, age 6
Johan Olavus, age 4
Laura Ingerine, age 2
Karen Olsdatter, servant girl, age 18

I have found no trace of this person in America.

2003 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen