Utreist med/ Emigrated on: ?

Utreist til/ Emigrated to: Manitowoc Rapids township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin - 1847.

Niels Aslaksen Orekaas. Born June 14, 1821 at Åshammeren under Aas in Gjerpen, Norway, by parents Aslak Eriksen (born 1787) from Orekåsa(A) and Gjertrud Nielsdatter (born 1789) from Haukeroa under Bø in Luksefjell.

See Orekåsa(B).

In 1835 we find the family on Orekaas under Oterholt.
Aslak Eriksen, married, cottager, hammersmith, age 48
Gjertrud Nielsdatter, married, age 45
Niels, age 14.
Maria, age 12.

In 1845 they still live at the same place.
Aslak Eriksen, worker, married, age 59.
Karen Reiersdatter, married, age 42.
Karen, daughter, age 34.
Niels, son, worker, age 24.

According to research done by Gerhard Naeseth of Vesterheim, Niels may be the one who dies in Manitowoc on February 23, 1902 and is buried at Heart Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.

1997 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen.