EVEN HENRIKSEN FOSSUM

Utreist med/ Emigrated on: "Louis Phillippe" from Le Havre

Utreist til/ Emigrated to: Delafield township, Waukesha Co., Wisconsin - 1845.


Even Henriksen Fossum: He was born March 15, 1818 on Fossum by parents Henrik Evensen and Maria Jensdatter.He was baptised in Gjerpen church March 29th. He married March 17, 1842 Kirsten Olsdatter, who was the daughter ofOle Jansen Mauraasen and Ingeborg Engebretsdatter. She was born May 13, 1816 on Mauraasen under Tufte in Gjerpen andbaptized June 3rd. She died Oct 1, 1847. They had the following children.    Anne Maria          b. May 25, 1842 under Fossum    Henrik (Henry)     b. August 20, 1844 under Fossum m. Karin Olson from Vermland i Sverige. 16. Children.Even married a second time to Mari (?).

From Corrinne Schulz I have received the following info:
Even Henriksen and Kirsten Olsdatter with children Anne Marie age 3 and Henrik age 1 sailed on the Louis Philippe (per Mr. Vesterheim) and went to Delafield Township, Waukesha County, WI.

In a 1987 letter I received from Clayton Swanton, Church clerk of Pine Lake Church WI, I quote as follows:
"I have copied a few notes for you from the church book. Listed under (families ) in the oldest book was Even Henriksen b. 3/7/1818, wife, Kirsten Olsdatter b 1816, died 10/1/1847, children Anna Maria b. 1842, Henrik b 1844. They are listed as from Norway, arrived 1845 in the fall. Seceded from the church Aug 1847. {This meant that along with others they left the Episcopal church to join others to form a Norwegian Lutheran Church.}
However, Kirsten's burial is listed in the Episcopal book as Oct 31, 1847, Officiating Rev. G. Unonius. She is buried at Pine Lake - which is Holy Innocents Cemetery on Hwy C toward Nashotah. Even though they had left the church it was necessary to turn back to it in the event of death as no other pastors were available.

In the Pine Lake Norwegian Lutheran records it states born, 5/22/1847, Elisa, parents Even Henriksen and wife KirstenOlsdatter. Baptized May 30 and Oct 18, 1847 (baptism confirmed. Sponsors Niels Olsen [could be her brother], Ingebret Pedersen, Jens Jorgensen, Margrete Lund, Marthe Aslaksdatter [same day as new burial ground was dedicated.]}. This child is buried in Pine Lake Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery, May 14, 1848. A note says on the consecrated Church yard. (First burial probably) So it looks as if, the child was buried in what is now St Johns Cemetery and the mother in the other. I don't know why when the child was baptized Oct 18, 1847, they didn't use the minister for services to bury the mother. The Lutheran minister did not come again until February 7, 1848, to the settlement. By the time the child was buried in May, a church was erected on the property."

At some time Even and Henry (do not know what happened to Anna Marie) moved to Amherst and Waukesha Wisconsin before settling in Stearns County, MN. Even never remarried and never mentioned his wife to his grandchildren. Henry married Karin Olson from Varmaland, Sweden and they had 16 children.

Even is my gggrandfather and Henry my ggrandfather

Corinne

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