Ole Tolvsen Grønsten: In the census of 1835 we find on the farm Grønsten under Bøe in Gjerpen parish: Tolv Nielsen (grandfather) age 71 Ole Tolvsen age 40 Karen Andersdatter age 39 Niels Olsen age 13 Anne Olsdatter age 12 Karen Kirstine Olsdatter age 10 The family owned 2 cows and 2 sheep and could grow 1/8 barrels of barley and 6/8 of oats. The daughter Karen Kirstine later married Anders Johnsen Wale (Andrew Johnson), who had come to Walworth Co. with his parents and siblings. They had landed in New York July 5, 1844 on the vessel "Salvator" from Porsgrunn.His father was Ole Jonsen Wale, born Feb 20, 1784 in Valebø of Holla parish. Mother was Anne Andersdatter Brenne.
Parts of the above information was supplied by Greg Johnson.THANKS VERY MUCH, Greg.
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