med/Emigrated on: "CLAUS THOMMESEN", departed from Skien May 25th to
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Delafield Township, Waukesha Co.,
Simon Christensen was born in under Fossum in Gjerpen
In 1831 we find Simon Christensen, age 24 moving from Gjerpen to Skien. In the summer of 1839 he moves back to Gjerpen with his family and settles down on
In 1845 we find the family on Aarhus:
Simon Christensen, marries, age 36
Catrine Knudsdatter, married, age 35
Marthe Marie, age 11
Dorthea, age 9
Karen Kirstine, age 7
Kirsten Catrine, age 5
Christiane, age 3
Nicoline, age 1
In 1849 (May 21) he sells “Hans Evensens Plass” for 500 Speciedaler and emigrates.
Simon and Cathrine has probably married in Skien, and they had the following children:
1. Marte Marie, b. 1834 in Skien
2. Dorthea, b. 1836 in Skien
3. Karen Kirstine, b. 1838 in Skien
4. Kirsten Catrine, b.
5. Christiane, b.
6. Nicoline, b.
7. Sophie, b. Febr 20, 1847
8. Kirsten Katrine, b. 1849. She is not mentioned in the manifest. May have been born on the ship.
9. Nikoline, b.
In 1831 Simon is the father of a baby-girl “Boel Kirstine”, born Nov 16. Mother is Inger Margrethe Pedersdatter from Bratsbergkleven. They do not marry.