Børre Jørgensen Semb
med/Emigrated on: "CLAUS THOMMESEN", departed from Skien May 25th to
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Erin Township, Washington Co.,
Børre Jørgensen was born in 1810 to parents Jørgen
Børresen Sem and Gunhild Simonsdatter Lund. They
had been married in 1806. Børre Jørgensen’s
Børre Jørgensen Sem married Maren Turine Hansdatter Dec 17, 1835. She was the daughter of Hans Jansen Lien u.Fossum and Ellen Andersdatter, b. 1781. Børre Jørgensen and Maren Hansdatter had five children who emigrated with them:
Gunhild Andrea b.
Ellen Elise b. Dec.3, 1838 on Sem.
(Hanne) Karina b. May 2, 1841on Sem
Karen b. Nov. 24, 1843 on Semb
John b. 1851
Christian b. 1855
Mary b. 1857
Børre Jørgensen had a half-brother Amund Jørgensen who emigrated in 1846. His mother was Gunhild Olsdatter Berberg. Børre Jørgensen's half-brother Jens Jørgensen, whose mother was Johanne Jensdatter, emigrated with Peder Jansen Mauraasen in 1843.
Børre Jørgensen's paternal grandparents were Børre Jørgensen Sem and Anne Nielsdatter. His maternal grandparents were Simon Gregoriusen Lund and Karen Kirstine Jacobsdatter Nærum.
Maren Turine Hansdatter's
paternal grandparents were Jan (or Jon) Hansen and Kirsten Jensdatter. I don't know where
her mother Ellen Andersdatter came from.
In 1845 we find the family on the farm Hagen under Sem:
Børre Jørgensen, carpenter, married, age 34
Maren Hansdatter, married, age 32
Gunhild Andrea, age 9
Ellen Elise, age 7
Karina, age 4
Karen, age 2
Ellen Andersdatter, his mother-in-law, widow, age 64
2003 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen