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

Hans Danielsen Baaserød:  Peder was born May 18, 1811 and baptised May 26th. His parents were Daniel Hansen Baaserød and Karen Pedersdatter. He married October 29, 1835 to Else Dorthea Hansdatter, who was baptised July 25, 1802 under Gulset. Herparents were Hans Rejnholtssøn and Anne Andersdatter. They had married October 30, 1799. By the time of the census of 1835, ElseDorthea lived on the farm Aakre and her parents on Rising.Hans and Else Dorthea had the following children:	Daniel                     b. July 18, 1836 on Baaserød	Anne Karine          b. April 14, 1839 on Baaserød. She married Oct 10, 1858 Niels Andreassen Bøe, who had emigrated from Gjerpen	                                                                                      in 1849. She died January 9, 1903.	Jens                         b. April 29, 1842   He died in 1864.Hans died November 15, 1882 and Else Dorthea on November 13, 1886. Both are buried at Ashippun Lutheran cemetery.

          By Rob Bowe:
Generation No. 22.	HANS DANIELSON BAASEROD (DANIEL HANSEN BALLESTAD) was born 1811 in Gjerpen,Norway Baaserod farm., 
and died 1882 in Town of Ashippun, Dodge County, Wi Buried St. Olaf Toland, Town of Ashippun, Dodge Co. Wi..
He married ELSE DORTHEA HANSDATTER GULSET? 1835 in Gjerpen, Norway.Notes for HANS DANIELSON BAASEROD:Wisconsin was part of the Old Northwest territory of the United States, when the Danielson family arrived in 1844. Being with a group of other family and friends from Norway, they all settled in an area of North Ashippun township north county, that became know as Toland.The migration to the Toland by many from Gjerpen, Norway began in 1843, when Mr. Gasmann, owner of Foss farm led a group of over 100 settlers from Gjerpen, to the Wisconsin, territory. The promise of wealth and more freedoms, seems to have drawn many immigrants to the area and while America was indeed a land of opportunity, the streets and farm lands of the New world were not lined with gold. Most immigrants arriving in Wisconsin
instead found it to be a land of rolling hill and dale, streams and small lakes and heavily forested, with hardwoods of oak, maple, elm, walnut and ash.For the next 10 years these early settlers, not only settled in Ashippun township, but also around, Merton, Stone Bank and Oconomowoc, in Wauesha county, just a few miles south in the next township, by the 1860's the land in the Dodge and Washington County area was spoken for and other groups from Norway move into western Wisconsin and Minnesota where land was made available by the American government.About the same time, the people of Gjerpen, Norway were arrivng in Dodge and Washington Counties, other pioneer settlers to the area were pouring into these and surrounding townships from the Easterns states, such as Vermont, Ohio, Massachusetts and New York, as well as Ireland and Pommern, A northern Baltic state in Prussia (today-northern Germany/ Poland) drawn by the promise of relgious freedom, econmic opportunity and cheap land offered by the US government to any and alland all who settled in the territory.The Old Wisconsin territory had first been explored by the French, namely a priest, named Father Marquette and a collegue, Monsuier Joliet, back in the 1600's. They had come via the Great Lakes down to Green Bay, then follwed the Fox River to the Wisconsin River, then to the Mississippi where fur trappers would settle, setting up a trading center at Prairie Du Chein, (Prairie of the dog-named after the colonies of Prairie Dogs that lived there.) about 100, miles to the southwest on the Mississippi. Before this became part of the Untied States, The Bristish French/would clash in the area and finally France would sell it to the US.Of historical note, The Dousman family came to Prairie Du Chein and built a splendid business in fur trading, and later lumber and real estate in that area. Mr. Dousman was an agent fo the John Jacob Astor fur Company, who was the leading trading company in the Northwestern territories of the United States.An so it was that the Hans Danielson family came to an untamed forest land in the rolling hills and dales, left by the last great glacial movement across Wisconsin, some 10,000 years earlier.Basically this land was forested, drain by many small rivers and dotted with small pothole lakes left by the gouging of the glacier. Before the great glaciers, Wisconsin was a mountainous region and over the course of severl glacial periods, the mountians were reduced and when the fileds of ice melted away it became a land of natural beauty. Today, this part of Southeatern Wisconsin is known as the Kettle Moraine area of Wisconsin, in reference to the moraines and eskers, pot hole lakes and swamps left behind by that last glacial movement.The Danielson family arrived at Milwaukee on August 17, 1844 and made there way to the Ashippun area. While today one can drive to Milwaukee from the area in less then an hour, the trip was sure to take as much as a week to cover the 30 or so miles.The roads in 1844 were at best rutted trails and most were just paths that were the routes of the Potawttimi tribes, native Americans who lived on the land. early accounts of settlers talk about trails and that were not wide enough for a wagon and team, so they had to use axes to clear the path wider so wagons could pass.The Danielson land and that of neighbors was indeed a part of what had been a the site of an earlier Potawattmi village. These native Americans or indians as they were called in thoses days, encamped in the winter at what is today known as Collin's Lake (also in Section 1), less then 1/3 of a mile from the Danielson homestead. In the summer, the tribal village removed about 2/3 of mile to the north into what is now Section 36 over Rubicon township.Here they spent the mild seasons, fishing and farming, so to speak as well as hunting and trapping the plentiful game, for the woods were full of deer, turkey, rabbits and other game, while muskrats and beaver were plentiful in the streams and lakes. Later this land would owned by Hans Danielson's great-grandson Roy Bowe. Roy named this farm, "Riverbend," for the Rubicon River makes a wide bend on the land. Years later Roy and his sons, Ronald and Russel
and grandson Rob would find many indian artifacts on this land.Hans cleared the land, removing trees and stumps and afte rmuch hard work had himself a nice 40 acre farm that raised good crps and provided grasing land for cattle and sheep. As being one of the earliest settlers, Hans would watch others from Grepen come to the area as well as many Irish. Germans and Americans from the eastern states.
Nearby others including his brother Peder Danilson would settle and soon the area became a "little Norway" and a settlement in Ashippun towsnhip called Toland was established. A Lutheran church came into existence called St.Olaf's and a short distance away on the edge of the Toland area St. Paul's Episcopal would be organzied later in the century and many Irish protestants and other Gjerpen immigrants would also belong to that parish.
Today the cemetery at St Olaf-Toland, (North Ashippun) and St Paul's Episcopal, Alderly are the final resting places for these early settlers.The Danielson family plot is located at St. Olaf at Toland (Ashippun). Here Hans, his wife Else Dorthea Hansdatter along with his son Jens James, and daugther, Anne Karine and her husband Neils Andreason (became Anderson surname-Neils' parents are Andreas Olsen-Boe and Maren Dorthea Hansdatter) and many of their family rest. Two other children, Daniel and Ame Kristine are buried elsewhere. (Anne Karine and her husband Andreason).In the early days at Ashippun township the Danielson's and other settlers would find this land replete with many hardships, as amenties were few and one had to rely on family and neighbors for support. That spirit of friendship and cooperativeness is indeed a legacy in human realtions to those who were influenced by the early
pioneer settlers such as the Danielson's.Today, the land is still a quiet farming area, rich in the dairy industry heritage of Wisconsin, but many are buy small 2 or 3 acre parcels and settling in the country, commuting to the larger nearby cities of Hartford, Oconomowoc, Watertown and suburban Milwaukee for employment.by Rob Bowe.More About HANS DANIELSON BAASEROD:Migrated: 1844, Landed at Boston, 8/1/1844, traveled to Buffalo N.Y. overland and via the canal system
sailed the Great Lakes from Buffalo, Ny to Milwaukee, WI. arrived Augsut 17, 1844.Owned: Bef. 1844, Baaserod farm, "a little poor place where they had a few cows and some sheep.Settled: 1844, Section 1 of Town of Ashippun, Dodge Co, Wi.Children of HANS DANIELSON BAASEROD and ELSE GULSET? are:i. ANNE KARINE DANIELSON (HANSDATTER BAASEROD), b. April 17, 1839, Gjerpen(Jerpin) Norway; d. January 09, 1903,
Town of Ashippun, Dodge Co. Wisconsin(B) St. Olaf's Toland, Wi.ii. DANIEL DANIELSON, b. 1836, Basserod farm, Gjerpen, Norway; d. Abt. 1890, Stevens Point, Wisc..iii. AME KRISTINE DANIELSON, b. 1839; d. 1903.iv. JENS JAMES DANIELSON, b. 1842, Gjerpen , Norway-Basserod farm; d. 1864,Town of Ashippun, Dodge County, Wi Buried St. Olaf Toland.

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