Utreist med/Emigrated on: the bark SALVATOR from Porsgrunn

Utreist til/Emigrated to: Oconomowoc township, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin - 1843.

Ole Olsen Sætret:   Born on Sætret in Luksefjell in Gjerpen on  June 19, 1821 by parents Ole Christophersen and Karen Larsdatter.
He married August 27, 1848 Ingeborg Ellevsdatter Bestul, who emigrated in 1848. She was born January 27, 1827 on Bestul in Luksefjell by parents Ellev Johnsen Bestul and Ingeborg Engebretsdatter. 
Ole died May 3, 1905 in Milwaukee and is buried at the Stone Bank Luth. Cemetary. Ingeborg died already May 8, 1860.
They had the following children.
Ole (b. 1851), Karen Marie (b. Oct 23, 1852), Gunhild Olava (b. Aug 30, 1857), Elise (b. Jan 19, 1859)

They lived about 1/4 mi. north of Hwy. K on the west side of Norwegian Rd. quite a ways back from the road. We think children included Lizzie Coyle and a Mrs. Ferguson. (1)

(1) Part in Italics submitted by Roger Johnson of the Ashippun settlement in Dodge County, Wisconsin

Ole Olsen Saetret (6-19-1821 to 5-3-1905)  Born on Saetret in Luksefjell (Lukesfjeld) in Gjerpen.  He began the tailor’s trade in Norway at the age of 16.  He immigrated on the Salvator from Gjerpen in 1843 with his brother, Christopher, and settled in the Town of Merton where he followed farm laboring for two years.  In 1848, he began farming on 60 acres in Sec. 14, Town of Oconomowoc.  m. Ingeborg Ellevsdatter Bestul (Ingeborg Johnson) (1-27-1827 to 5-8-1860), daughter of Ellev Johnson Bestul & Ingeborg Ingebretsdatter [sister of John Ingebretson Saga] on 8-27-1848.  (See Ellev Johnsen Bestul file & Johnson family tree file & Ingebretsen lineage files in Roger Johnson family files.)  They were married by Rev. Dietrichson per Pine Lake church marriage records.  Ingeborg was the daughter of Ellev Johnsen Bestul & Ingeborg Engebretsdatter (sister of my immigrating direct ancestor, John Ingebretsen.  She immigrated with her parents on the Salvator in 1844.  They lived about 1/4 mi. north of Hwy. K on the west side of Norwegian Rd. quite a ways back from the road.  Ole expanded his farm to 150 acres.  Ole died in Milwaukee.  Both are buried at St. John’s in Stone Bank.  Their children included Lizzie, who married Peter Coyle, and a Mrs. Ferguson.  History of Town of Oconomowoc 1994 - A Town For All Seasons p. 24 states that an Ole Olson was a farmer, born in Norway in 1821, came to Town of Merton in 1843, relocated to Town of Oconomowoc in 1848, also worked as a tailor, and was an early settler of the Town of Oconomowoc.  The following is per Biographical Sketches from History of Waukesha County:  “Farmer in Sec. 14, T. of Ocon.  Began the tailor’s trade in Norway.  Came to Wis. in 1843 and located in T. of Merton where he worked for two years.  In 1848, he entered a farm of sixty acres in Sec. 14 and has since made it his home.  He now owns 150 acres on the same section.  He was married Aug. 27, 1848 to Miss Ingeberg Johnson, a native of Norway, who came to Wis. in 1844.  Their children are Ole, now at home; Carrie, in Colorado; Cornelia, in Chicago; and Lizzie, at home.  They are connected with the Lutheran Church.”
     2.  Ole Olson (9-11-1848 to 11-1849)  He was buried on 11-25-1849.  Born to Ole Olson & Ingeborg Ellefsdatter per Pine Lake baptism records.  Death per Pine Lake death records.
     2.  Ole Olson Sather b. 3-2-1851 to Ole Olson & Ingeborg Ellevsdatter per Pine Lake baptism records.  He was confirmed in 1866 per church record.  He lived on the home farm.
     2.  Karen Marie (Carrie) b. 10-23-1852 per Pine Lake baptism records.  Lived in Colorado.
     2.  Gunhild Olava (Cornelia) b. 8-30-1857 per Pine Lake baptism records.  Lived in Chicago.
     2.  Elise (Lizzie) b. 1-19-1859 to Ole Olson & Ingeborg Ellevsdatter per Pine Lake baptism records.   m. Peter Coyle a son of Alexander & Catherine Coyle.  (See Coyle file for continuation.)

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