MARTHE MARIE HALVORSDATTER FOSSUM

Utreist med/ Emigrated on:

Utreist til/ Emigrated to: Ashippun township, Dodge Co., Wisconsin - 1844.


Marthe Marie Halvorsdatter Fossum:  She was born Dec 27, 1820 on a place under the farm Fossum in Gjerpen parish. Her parentswere Halvor Christiansen Fossum and Maria Sigvardsdatter. She married Hans Steensen Fossen from Eker (emigrated 1843). Hans was the son of Steen Mikelsen Fossen and Kirsti Nielsdatter and born in Eker parish, Buskerud Aug 12, 1819.They had the following children:	Maren Elise                     b. 1848	Steen                                b. 1851                          died 1923	Andrew                            b. 1852 (?)	Henrik                               b. Nov 12, 1853	Karen                                b. 1856 (?)	Martin                               b. 1858 (?)	Martin                               b. 1860                         died 1923	Andrew                             b. 1864                         died 1945	William                              b. 1868                         died 1907	Anne                                  b. 1862 (?)Hans died 1896 and Marthe in 1892. They are both buried in Ashippun Episcopal Cemetery (St. Paul's)

             MARTHE MARIE HALVORSDATTER FOSSUM: They had the following children:
                Maren Elise b. 1848 Mrs. Martin Christenson Steen b. 1851 died 1923
                Andrew b. 1852 (?)
                Henrik b. Nov 12, 1853
                Karen (Caroline Sophie) b. 3-30-1856 m. Louis Ostenson
                Martin
                Martin b. 1860 died 1923
                Andrew b. 1864 died 1945
                William b. 1868 died 1907
                Anne b. 4-25-1860 Mrs. Gunder Ostenson (1)

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


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