GUNDER SOLVESEN ROSVALD
Utreist med/ Emigrated on: "Louis Phillippe" from Le Havre
Utreist til/ Emigrated to: Ashippun township, Dodge Co., Wisconsin - 1845.
Gunder Solvesen Rosvald: He was born on Rosvald in Gjerpen December 6, 1817. His parents were Solve Engebretsen and Karen Gundersdatter. He married ca 1845 to Maria Jacobsdatter Dyrendal, who was born December 1, 1823 by parents Jacob Madsen Fossum and Kirsti Johannesdatter. Dyrendal is a small place under Fossum. Gunder and Maria had the following children born in America: Karen Kirsten (Caroline) b. Nov 10, 1847 Maren Andrea b. 1850 died Febr 5, 1851 Severin b. Nov 22, 1851 Jakob b. Apr 3, 1854 Edward Martin b. Jan 31, 1856 Hans Andreas b. Mar 31, 1858 Hilda Marie b. Sep 12, 1860 John Gustaf b. Apr 23, 1863 Charles A. died 1866 (?)Gunder died April 19, 1897 and Maria died July 27, 1895. They are both buried in the Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery.
I have received the following from Roger Johnson of Ashippun settlement in Dodge County,
Thank you, Roger
GUNDER SOLVESEN FILE:
(See Halvor & Ingebret Solveson file & Solve Ingebretsen Roswald file.)
1. Solve Engebretsen Rosvald & Karen Gundersdatter (abt. 1789 to 7-11-1858 at
the age of 69) Immigrated to Ashippun in 1845. Present on Sep. 21, 1845 per
Communicants records and in Dec., 1846 in St. Olafs Parish per baptism
Said to have immigrated in 1845. His wife was recorded as Marthe Alfsdatter Roswald. b. 1803.
Marthe Roswald present in Dec., 1846 in
St. Olafs Parish per baptism records.
Solve Engebretsen was Halvor
Solvesons father and was married to Karen Engebretsen per Halvors marriage
records. Halvor was married three times. (Karen Gundersdatter per Jan
Christensen in Norway).
2. Gunder Solvesen Rosvald (12-6-1817 to 4-19-1897.) m. Maria Jacobsdatter
Dyrendal (1823 to 7-27-1895) Gunder Solveson Roswald was born on the
farm Rosvald in Gjerpen on Dec. 6, 1817 . He immigrated in 1846 (1m) with Maria
Jacobsdatter per church records. He married Maria (Marie) Jacobsdatter
Dyrendal. Dyrendal is a small place under Fossum in Gjerpen. They came to
Ashippun. They had 6 boys & 1 girl per her obituary in 1895. Maria was
confirmed here in 1846. Gunder Solvesen Roswald & wife, Maria
Jacobsdatter Roswald were added to list of St. Olafs communicants in Oct.
1846 per Communicants records. Present in Sep., 1849. Sponsor for Thorbjor
Rolefson. Gunder settled around Toland first. Then bought 80 acres for $500
in 1853, the S1/2 NE1/4 Sec. 35, on Norwegian Rd. (Gagliano farm). He later
bought some from Miles in the N1/2 NE1/4 Sec. 35. Miles also owned the Milton
Mason place. (per George Solveson).
Gunder Solveson was elected trustee at
St. Olafs in 1867. He was a good carpenter. George Solveson said Gunders
inlaw descendants, the Jacobsens, are in Pierce Cty. Obit: Mrs. Marca
Solveson, wife of Gunder, died in 1895. She was 72. She married Gunder in
1845 after immigrating and moved at once to Alderly. They had 7 children (6
boys and 1 girl). The boys were Andrew and Martin of this city, John and
Charles still at home, and Jacob and Severin of Pierce Co. (grave stone)
Gunder Solveson 1817 - 1897, Jose Solveson 1868 - 1902 (1st. wife of Charles),
Charles A. Solveson Nov. 16, 1865 - Aug. 11, 1937, Alvina Solveson May 8, 1871
- Apr. 24, 1960 (2nd wife of Charles).
3. Karen Kersten (Caroline) b. 11-10-1847 in St. Olafs Parish. Married
Ole Rosholt b. 1842 on 4-2-1870. (Arrived with parents in St. Olafs Parish
in 1846 per St. Olafs family records. Not listed in mothers obit. in 1895).
3. Bernard 1849 - ? (who is this? Not listed in mothers obit. in 1895. Must have died before G.S.)
3. Maren Andrea (1850 to 2-5-1851) Buried at Gasmann Cemetery. Later
moved to St. Pauls.
3. Severin b. 11-22-1851 & Bertha Jensen - Ellsworth
3. Jacob (4-3-1854 to ) - Pierce County
3. Edward Martin (Jan. 31, 1856 - Nov. 4, 1943) - Owned lumber yard in
Ocon. with brother in law, Ole Rosholt.
lnut & Pleasant in Oconomowoc, Wis. He built it. Lumber yard was in back
of Wingers. Mayor of Ocon. E. Martin Solveson is an ex mayor of the city
(Oconomowoc) and has gained knowledge of municipal affairs through that
source. His election to the office of alderman from the third ward was a wise
choice in as much as he represents the public spirited citizens of that ward
and those desirous of advancing the citys interests. Mr. Solveson was born
near Alderley 43 years ago and was a schoolmate of Ald. Derse. Six years of
Mr. Solvesons life was spent in Colorado where he was engaged in the mining
and lumber business. In 1884 he came to Oconomowoc and in company with Ole
Rosholt, bought the lumber yard known as the Vilas & Company yard and the firm
has since continued a successful business. Mr. Solveson is the present chief
of the Oconomowoc Volunteer fire department and is an ex treasurer of the
city. (per newspaper 1899).
3. Hans Andreas (Andrew) (Mar. 31, 1858 - ?) Clerk in an Oconomowoc
lumber yard. Married Laura Johnson b. 1858 on Nov. 12, 1885, daughter of
Johannes Olson and Aaske Johannesen. Laura born in Norway.
3. Hilda Marie b. 9-12-1860.
3. John Gustof (Apr. 23, 1863 - Feb. 27, 1938) - Rubicon. Married Emma
Olava Ellingson (Charlies sister) (Nov. 1, 1876 - Jul. 18, 1941) daughter of
Halvor Ellingson and Thorjor (Sarah) Rolefson.
3. Carl Alford (Charles) - Alderly (Nov. 16, 1865 - Aug. 11, 1937) married Ingeborg Emilia Josephine Nelson (Mar. 19, 1868 - Feb. 6, 1902) on
Jan. 18, 1894.
(See Nels Theodore Nelson file.) Carl (Charles) Alfords
middle name is also listed as Alfredo. He died of cardiovascular disease. He
was milking cows and
stepped across the gutter and fell down and broke a hip.
He never got back up and died later.
4. George Theodore (Jan. 10, 1895 - Feb. 23, 1987) m. Evelyn Rolefson on
5.8.1918 at the Stone Bank parsonage.
(See Ole Rolefson file) SOLVESON,
George Solveson and Leonard Rolefson (brother in law - see Ole
Rolefson file) were drafted and selected for the
same company. They served in the
infantry in France. George and some others were resting in a ditch behind a
rigged up board barrier at 11 PM. A shell
exploded and George felt warm
around the knee while cold everywhere else because of the mud and rain. Shell
fragments hit him in the left leg above the
kneee and in the foot. He had
only been there a couple months. Leonard was hospitalized for poison gas but
rejoined his unit for awhile before his discharge.
5. Maurice George (8-29-1921 to 1996) m. Mabel Radtke.
4. Harvey Maurice Sep. 5, 1900 - ?. M. Alice Borchart on 5-26-1926
Ingeborg then died and Carl Alford married Alvina Holz (May 8, 1871 - Apr. 24,
1960). Alvina was born in Stettin, Germany to Ludwig Holz and Hennrietta
4. Carl Nov. 26, 1911 - ? m. Adeline ?
5.. Ann Marie
5. Carl Jr.
2. Maren Kirstine Solvesdatter m. Christen Christophersen Rod (See
Christen Christophersen file.)
2. Halvor Solveson Rosvald (See his file.)
2. Ingebret Solveson Rosvald (See his file.)
Above children of Gunder checked in St. Olafs birth records. All but Karin,
Bernard, & Carl Alford are listed.
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