Kirsti Olsdatter

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: Benona, Oceana Co, Michigan

Kirsti was born April 12, 1827 by parents Ole Halvorsen and Kirsti Torkildsdatter Fossum. When she emigrated, she left together with Tollef Henriksen Fossum and his family, in which she was a servant girl.
In 1835 she lives with her parents and brothers Halvor (13) and Ole (3) and sister Karen (6) at Aasen under Foss. We find the family there again in 1845. Brother Halvor (22) has now married Anne Anundsdatter (25) and they also live in the same house with their little son Anders (1).

I don’t know what happened to her in America, but she may have ended up in Benona, Oceana Co, Michigan, where Tollef Henriksen Fossum settled with his family.


2003 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen