HANS ANDERSEN BALLESTAD
Utreist med/ Emigrated on: bark JUPITER to Boston
Utreist til/ Emigrated to: USA - 1847.
Hans Andersen Balletad: Born 1819-20 at Kongsberg in Buskerud County. Came to Gjerpen before
1846, where he settled down
as a tailor.
His father's name was Anders Nielsen.
Hans married Edel Sophie Larsdatter
Oct 29, 1846. She was born Sept 15, 1824 at Osebakken, which is today a
part of the town Porsgrunn, but in 1846 it belonged to Gjerpen. She was
the daughter of carpenter Lars Arnesen from Fredrikshald and Ingeborg Kittilsdatter.
Fredrikshald is today's Halden, a town in østfold, near the Swedish
In 1845 we find Edel Sophie as servant maid with a family at Houen in Gjerpen
and at the same time we find Hans Andersen as "inderst" with a
family at Ballestad Nordre. "Inderst" means that he only rented
a room at someone's house.
Hans and Edel Sophie had one child born in Gjerpen before they emigrated
1. Anna Jensine, born January 14, 1847 at Ballestad.
- 1997 - Skien
Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen.