Thomas Eliassen Fjære in Solum

Utreist med/ Emigrated on: The American wessel "Bowditch" from Le Havre, France - Arrived in New York August 8th, 1846.

Utreist til/ Emigrated to: USA - 1846.

        Thomas Eliassen Fjære: Thomas is born around 1812, probably on the small farm Lillefjære in Solum.
          His father was Elias Danielsen, born ca 1771 (he was a widower in 1801). He was a crofter on Lillefjære under the farm Fjære in
          Solum parish.
          Thomas had at least a half-brother Daniel and a half-sister Anne. These two still lived on Lillefjære in 1865.
          Thomas married June 2nd, 1842 to Berthe Andrea Nielsdatter Tyskland under Strømdal in Gjerpen, Norway.
          She was born 1818, and her parents were Niels Jacobsen Strømdal (1772-1820) and Anne Larsdatter Meen (1777-1839).
          Thomas and Berthe Andrea had at least one daughter:
          Kirsten Maria, born January 26th, 1844 in Gjerpen, Norway..

 1997 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen.