Utreist med/ Emigrated on: the "SALVATOR"

Utreist til/ Emigrated to: Gjerpen, Wisconsin - 1843.

Lars Isaksen: He was born on the farm Skyer October 10, 1820. His parents were Isak Olsen. Look at Ballestad(5), (born May 18, 1788) and Maria Isaksdatter from Vosserødklev (born May 9, 1782). They married October 27, 1814 and lived at Aasterød farm.Lars married (according to "First Lutheran, Valders and Gjerpen parish, Manitowoc, marriages 1852-73) October 28, 1856 Anna Barbara Larsdatter who was the daughter of Lars Thorsen and Karen Sørensdatter. They emigrated 1849 from Gjerpen. Anna Barbara was born March 28, 1826. She emigrated with her parents and 2 brothers. 3 brothers had left earlier. They first settled in Trysil, Lowry Co., Minnesota. Lars died in December 8, 1885 in Holmes City, Minnesota.He is mentioned in the book "In remembrance of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary - Manitowoc-Gjerpen-Valders Congregations"  issued 1925, as being one of the first people to settle in the vicinity of Valders. 
Thanks to Ragnar Kjær of Gjerpen, who has corrected me with regard to Lars Isaksen and his parents, and for supplying the photo.
Lars and Anna Barbara Isakson.
On February 13, 1936 his son Isach dies in Holmes City, Minnesota.
In the obituary in "Park Region Echo" we can read the following:

Isack L. Isackson, Who Came in 1866, Dies at Douglas County Hospital
A pioneer of Douglas county who came here with his parents in 1866 by ox-team from Wisconsin, passed over the great divide when Isack L. Isackson died at the Douglas County Hospital Monday February 3, at the age of 78 years.

Born at Waupaca, Wisconsin on August 31, 1857 Isack L. Isackson came to Douglas county with his parents in 1866, making the trip from Wisconsin, by ox-team, a journey through wilderness that lasted from early spring until late in the fall. The parents walked most of the way and carried the younger children on their backs. At St. Cloud they had to wait three weeks to get across the ferry. Mr. Isackson's parents had come to America in 1843, locating at Manitowoc, Wisc. The father enlisted in the army when the Civil War broke out and after the war he was with a surveying party in the Great Lakes region and in northern Minnesota, and took up a homestead in the Town of Moe.

In 1866 he moved his family from Wisconsin to the new country farther west, and they made the long trip to Douglas county only to find on their arrival here after such great hardships that his claim had been jumped. Not too much discouraged, they bought a homestead right in Holmes City township and the family settled there, to live the hard life of pioneers in a new and wild country, at a time when all of their supplies had to be brought by a long and dangerous trip to St. Cloud.

Mr. Isackson grew to manhood on the home farm and was united in marriage to Dorothy Mauseth in 1900. To this union four children were born, of whom three survive together with the bereaved wife: Lonnie, A. J. Gerhardt and Mary, all of Holmes City township. A daughter, Mrs. Grant Seberg preceded him in death.

Mr. Isackson was confirmed by Rev. Sogstad, one of the pioneer ministers, and was a faithful member all of his life of the Trysil church, which he helped build.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one o'clock from the home and at two o'clock from the Trysil church; Rev. C.E. Hanson officiating. He was laid to rest in the Trysil church cemetery. The pallbearers were: Anton Hanson, Henry Myhr, Halvor Seberg, Emil Gulbrandson, Peter Omland and Martin Sogaarden.


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