Lars Peter Caspersen was born probably in Sweden around 1819. His father Peter Casper Gäfvert is born in Svanskog, Sweden in 1786. He was married to Lene Andersdatter, and they came to Gjerpen
some time before 1835, as they are found living on
Holmen under Søndre Aas in 1835.
Peter Casper was then hammersmith and probably worked
on Fossum Ironworks or at the Aashammer Ironhammer. They had the following children in 1835: 1) Britha Caisa, age 23, Johannes,
age 18 and Lars Peter, age 16.
Lars Peter is married Oct 14, 1842 to Marthe Gundersdatter,
b. Helgen parish, living at Sem in Gjerpen, age 22. Her
father was Gunder Larsen Semb,
b. ca 1780 and mother Inger Thomasdatter
Vibeto, b. ca 1785. Her siblings were:
Hans, born 1815, Thomas, born 1821, Anders, born 1827 and Gunder,
paternal grandparents were Lars Gundersen Huvet u.Vipeto and Karen Hansdatter in Holla parish. Her maternal grandparents were Thomas Andersen
Vipeto and Anne Svennungsdatter
Fen from Holla parish.
In 1845 Lars Peter and his family live as cottagers
with his father Peter Casper Gäfvert at Holmen under Søndre Aas.
Lars Peter and Marthe had the following children:
1. Caroline, b. Sep 11, 1843 under Aas. She emigrated with her parents
and married Sep 30, 1864 to Rasmus Hansen Frogner,
who had emigrated from Gjerpen in 1843.
2. Gunder, b. Feb
21, 1843 at Aashammer. He emigrated with his parents and married Hanna Simonsen. They had the children: Elida,
Levi, Earl and Eva.
3. Inger Karoline, b. Aug 27, 1846 at Aashammer. She emigrated
with her parents. Married John S. Salversen,
b. July 15, 1840. They had the children: Elida,
16, 1870 and Frieda, b. Sep 10, 1899.
4. Anne Semine, b. Apr 5, 1849 at Aashammer. Emigrated with her parents. She was living in 1880.
5. Johan Peter, b. Dec 18, 1851
6. Martin, b. Apr 11, 1843. He was living in 1880.
7. Thomas, b. Feb 20, 1856.