Kjøstolf Tolfsen Bratsberg
Utreist med/Emigrated on: brig "Alert" from Kragerø - arrived in New York July 7, 1848 (115 pass)
Utreist til/Emigrated to: ??
Kjøstolf Tolfsen Bratsberg: He is reported
to be born in Sauherad Nov 24, 1826 and found in the migration records for
when his father Tolf Nielsen Laikemoen, age 34 and wife Ingeborg Kiøstolfsdatter, age 34 moved from Sauherad parish to Gjerpen via Solum parish..
They had the children:
Kjøstolf, age 12
Ingeborg, age 7
Ole, age 4.1/2
Maren, age 2
They had moved from Sauherad to Gjerpen, but had for a period lived in Solum parish, where the youngest child was born.
Their son Niels, age 14, remained in Solum.
They were settling down in Gjerpen on "innkeeper" Johnsen's property on Bratsberg.
What happened to him in America is not known.
2000 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen