Aslak Pedersen Aas

Utreist med/Emigrated on: "WALHALLA", departed from Skien to New York. Arrived Aug 11, 1849 with 183 passengers.

Utreist til/Emigrated to: Ashippun township, Dodge Co., Wisconsin

Aslak was born June 21, 1821 to parents Peder Berulfsen Aas Søndre from Slettene u. Moe and Berthe Larsdatter Gaashølen.  They married Sep 19, 1815. Aslak married Oct 28, 1847 Karen Østensdatter, b. in 1818 to parents Østen Larsen and Anne Margrethe Engebretsdatter.  They had one daughter, Berthe Aslaksdatter, b. Feb 26, 1848 at Rosvald, who emigrated with them.  In the 1880 census of Ashippun township, there were two additional children, Peter Peterson b. ca. 1853, and Emma C. Peterson, b. ca. 1857.

According to Gerhard Naeseth, they had in
America at least the following children:
Anna Margrete, b. ca 1849
Peder, b. 1852?. Living 1880.
Stina, b. 1854?
Kristine, b. 1856?. Living in 1880.

Jens, b. 1859?

Aslak’s father Peder Berulfsen married once more, Sep 10, 1846 to Thorborg Gundersdatter from Furuvald, a widow, age 42 and daughter of Gunder Monsen Furuvald.


Aslak Pedersen’s brothers Lars Pedersen Aas and Peder Pedersen Aas, and her sister, Maren Karine Pedersdatter, emigrated in 1856.  Maren Karine Pedersdatter married an emigrant from Gjerpen, Hans Rasmussen Furuvald, the son of Rasmus Jensen Furuvald in Wisconsin.


Karen Østensdatter’s parents and her brother Lars Østensen also emigrated in 1849, as did her brother Engebret Østensen and his wife and children.


Aslak Pedersen’s paternal grandparents were Berulf Haagensen Slettene and Elen Mortensdatter Haugerød.  His maternal grandparents were Lars Jensen Bradt and Karen Iversdatter from Kongsberg.


Karen Østensdatter’s paternal grandparents were Lars Helgesen Bøe and Ingeborg Østensdatter Bø.  Her maternal grandparents were Engebret Rasmussen Dyrkold and Magnhild Haraldsdatter Sem.



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