Utreist med/Emigrated on:

Utreist til/Emigrated to: Brookfield Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin - 1847.

Ole Zachariassen Berberg: He was born May 24, 1823 on the farm Southern Berberg. His parents were Zacharias Olsen and Magnhild Simonsdatter.
Ole married Ingeborg Olsdatter, born April 24, 1821 on the farm Høymyr by parents Ole Ellingsen Skilbred and Dorte Kirstine Aslaksdatter (moved to Skilbred ca 1821-23), and they had five children.

Maren Sophie, born 1848
Gurine, born March 24, 1853
Severin, born Dec 19, 1859
Otto, born Dec 19, 1859

In 1845 we find on the farm Skilbred:
Ole Ellingsen, owner, married, age 50
Dorthe Kirstine Aslaksdatter, married, age 50
Aslak Olsen, son, age 22
Elling Olsen, son, age 18
Gurine Olsdatter, daughter, age 16
Ole Olsen, son, age 11

10 years earlier, in 1835, we find the family again on Skilbred:
Ole Ellingsen, married, age 40.1/2
Dorthe Aslaksdatter, owner, married, age 40
Ingeborg Olsdatter, daughter, 14.1/2
Aslak Olsen, son, age 13
Elling Olsen, son, age 8.1/2
Gurine Olsdatter, daughter, age 6
Ole Olsen, son, age 1/2

According to the writings of Gerhard Naeseth, Ole worked as a steam mill hand in Brokkfield, and by 1860 he was living in Palmyra township in Jefferson County.

Ole was a brother of Simon Zachariassen Berberg, who emigrated in 1844 and also of Amund Zachariassen Berberg, who emigrated with him in 1847. Also their sister Kari emigrated in 1847.

Their parents Zacharias Olsen and Magnild Simonsdatter married in 1807 in Gjerpen. Zacharias was the son of Ole Amundsen and Gunhild Zachariasdatter and Magnhild was the daughter of Simon Gregoriusen Lund and Karen Kirstine Jacobsdatter. Zacharias died Jan 28, 1842 on Berberg and Magnhild died February 13, 1846.
Zacharias and Magnhild had the following children, all born on Berberg in Gjerpen.

Gunnil, born 1808
Karen, born 1810.
Ingeborg, born 1812, married Oct 3, 1839 to Jacob Andersen Kaasen from Solum.
Maren, born 1814.
Simon, born 1817.
Simon, born 1821, emigrated in 1844.
Ole, born 1823, emigrated in 1847.
Kirstine, born 1826.
Amund, born 1831.


Note: According to Clayton Swanton in Ashippun township, Wisconsin, he had the name Ole Saukerson in America. They moved to South Dakota in 1885. Ole died Feb. 10th 1906 in Academy, South Dakota and Ingeborg died Oct. 29th 1906 at the same place.
(Gard StrÝm).

1997 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen.