Lars Solvesen Kjær

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

Utreist til/Emigrated to: Manitowoc Rapids Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

Isak was born 1810 and baptized March 11th. Father was Solve Larsen Kjær and mother Anne Axelsdatter Hyni. They had been married Nov 10, 1796 in Gjerpen.
In 1835 we find the family living on the farm Kjær (Matricul 137):

Solve Larsen, owner, farmer, age 64
Anne Axelsdatter, age 63
Andreas Solvesen, age 22

Niels Solvesen, age 19

Lars Solvesen, married, age 26
Gunhild O(lsdatter), married, age 29
Anne karine Larsdatter, age 1

Signe Jacobsdatter, foster-daughter, age 11

Lars Solvesen was married ca 1835 to Gunhild Olsdatter, b. Jun 24, 1806 in Siljan parish. She was the daughter of Ole Pedersen from Kiste who had in 1788 married Taran Hansdatter Serkland, which is also where Gunhild was born.  Her father had got the lease for Serkland in 1791. Taran was born 1770 on Serkland and the daughter of Hans Halvorsen Serkland . b 1739 and in 1764 married to Rønnaug Svendsdatter Austad.

Lars Solvesen and Gunhild Olsdatter had the following children:

1. Anne Karine, b. Febr 11, 1835 on Kjær. Died early.
2. Thorine, b. Sep 26, 1836 on Kjær. Died Sep 22, 1866. Buried at West Valders Cemetery, Liberty township, Manitowoc Co..
3. Anne Karine, b. Apr 7, 1841 on Kjær

4. Solve, b. Nov 23, 1843 on Kjær

Lars Solvesen died Oct 9, 1884 and Gunhild died already June 30, 1857. They are both buried at West Valders Cemetery, township, Manitowoc Co..

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