NIELS CHRISTOPHERSEN GROMSTUL
Utreist med/ Emigrated on: bark JUPITER to Boston
Utreist til/ Emigrated to: Ashippun township, Dodge Co, Wisconsin
Niels Christophersen Bøe: Born
Sept 9, 1811 on a small place called
Grønsten(C) under the farm Bøe
Nordre in Gjerpen. He was baptized in Gjerpen church Sept 15th. Parentes
were Christopher Jensen Grønsten and Maren Ingebretsdatter.
Niels married first in Gjerpen Oct. 15. 1841 to Helga Madsdatter who died
in 1844 without any children. He then married again June 20, 1845 in Gjerpen to
Ragnhild Hansdatter, who
was born in Solum March 21st 1814, and was the daughter of Hans Andersen Åfosskås
under Elseth and Marthe Kirstine Sørensdatter.
In the census of 1845 we find the Niels and Ragnhild living on the farm
Mellom Bøe (Gromstul C). Together with them also lived his brother Jens
Christophersen (age 22), his father Christopher Jensen (age 64) and
his father's sister Maren Jensdatter (age 56). Also a servant maid, Kirsten
M. Haraldsdatter (age 15), and an old woman called Marthe Johannesdatter
(age 84) stayed with them.
Niels and Ragnhild had 3 children:
1. Maren Kirstine, born March 2, 1846. She was living in 1860 according
to the Wisconsin census of that year.
2. Christoffer, born Oct 20, 1847. Died April 16, 1848.
3. Marthe Kirstine, born during the winter of 1850.
Ragnhild died in 1850 and Niels married again Nov 21, 1851 to Helvig
Pedersdatter, the widow of Ole Olsen. She had also emigrated in
Niels died Nov 21, 1868 and is buried at Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery.
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Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen.