Harald Evensen Gulset
Utreist med/Emigrated on: "CLAUS
THOMMESEN", departed from Skien May 25th to
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Oconomowoc township, Waukesha Co,
Harald was the son of Even
Eriksen Gulset and Gunhild Haraldsdatter, who also emigrated on the same
ship. He was born
He was married to Karen Gurine Eriksdatter on
In 1845 Harald lived on Gulset with his parents. He was a painter. His wife Karen Gurine also lived on Gulset, where her parents Erik Helgesen and Anne Pedersdatter had a farm called Nyhus u/Gulset. They also emigrated in 1849.
When Harald, his wife Karen Gurine, and their daughter arrived in
The Evensens can be found in the census of 1860 (and all censuses thereafter) in
From left: Henry, Edwin, Clara, Joseph and Edward. In front Harald and Karen Gurine.
confirmation records in the
Scandinavian Lutheran church.) The Evensen children were:
1. Gunhild Annette, b. Gjerpen
2. Edvardt, b. Febr 7, 1850. Died
3. Edwin, b. 1850. He was an educator and moved to the
4. Gunhilde Annette, b. 1854. Dead 1855.
5. Anna Georgine, b. 1856. Dead 1860.
6. Gustav Adolph, b. 1858. Gustav Adolph began study for the ministry, but died in 1885 before he finished his studies.
7. Adam, b. ca 1859. Dead 1860.
8. Edward, b. 1861. He married a Jaastad-girl from the Iola area and they moved to Tomahawk, WI where they operated a business catering to tourists.
9. Henry, b. 1862.
10. Clara Henrietta, b. 1864. She married John Frogner, who was partner with his brothers in a lumber mill and electric company in downtown Iola. The Frogners also owned a Case car dealership for a short time, before the car company folded.
11. Joseph, b. 1867. He married his first cousin, Sara Helgesen (Henry’s daughter) and took over the family farm agter his parents died. He also owned and rented several cottages at the Chain of Lakes, but some poor business dealings let to Joseph eventually losing the farm to the bank in the 1930’s. The farm was later purchased by Edgar Johnson, who was one of Anne Karine’s grandsons (Alfred’s son), and it remained in that family for many years – so the Hohnson family owned the two adjacent farms. Joseph died in 1941.
Most of the Evensen family members are buried in the
Harald Evensen died
2003 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen