Østen Larsen Tufte
med/Emigrated on: "WALHALLA", departed from Skien
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Ashippun township, Dodge Co.,
Østen was baptized
In 1835 Østen and his family lives on Pladsen under Dyrkold and in 1845 they are found on Rosvald farm in Gjerpen, where they live together with their son Engebret Østensen, who is 24 and tenant farmer of Rosvald. They must apparently have lived at Tufte in 1849 when they emigrated.
Østen and Anne Margrete had the following children:
1. Karen Maria, born
2. Ingebret, born
3. Lars, born
4. Maren Helene, born
5. Maria, born 1855 ?. She was living in 1880.
6. John, born 1857 ?. He was living in 1880.
Østen died in 1870 and Anne Margrete died
Østen Larsen's nephew Erik Helgesen Foss, the son of his brother Helge Larsen, had emigrated in
Anne Margrethe Engebretsdatter’s nephew Jacob Rasmussen, son of her brother Rasmus Engebretsen Dyrkold, emigrated in 1856, and in 1869, Rasmus Engebretsen Dyrkold's widow Maren (Maria) Olsdatter emigrated with five children.
Østen Larsen’s paternal grandfather was Helge Nirisen. His maternal grandparents were Østen Knudsen Bø from Løberg and Maria Andersdatter.
Anne Margrethe Engebretsdatter’s paternal grandparents were Rasmus Engebretsen Dyrkold and Karen Jonsdatter. Her maternal grandparents were Harald Pedersen Sem and Karen Olsdatter.
Harald Pedersen Sem was the son of the lensmann Peder Christensen Berberg.
More info about Østen Larsen and family can be found here.
2003 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen