Christen Christensen Holm: Born at
Holm in Gjerpen June 6, 1831 by parents Christen Isaksen
Holm and Anne Rasmusdatter. His paternal grandparents
were Isak Christensen Holm and Anne Kirstine
Andersdatter. His maternal grandparents were Rasmus
Christophersen Berberg and Anne Nielsdatter.
Christen Christensen Holm settled in Adams County,
Wisconsin, near the farm of his brother, Rasmus
Christensen Holm, who emigrated from Gjerpen in 1849 with
Christen's uncle, Ole Isaksen Holm, and his family also
preceded Christen to Wisconsin in 1849. In 1846,
Christen's widowed aunt, Marthe Isaksdatter Langerød (u.
Berberg), emigrated with her children in 1846, but it is
not known where they settled.
He married Guri (Julia) Isaksdatter Røsgaard, in
Wisconsin, about 1858. Guri was born September 24, 1835,
at Røsgaard in Uvdal parish, Buskerud, daughter of Isak
Iversen Røsgaard and Ragnhild Olsdatter Sporan. Guri
emigrated to Wisconsin with her parents in 1852.
Christen and Guri had eight children: Christian (John)
Holm (1859-1927), Isaac Holm (1860-1937), Anna S. Holm
(1863-1944), Robert Holm (1869-?), Ragnil (Rachel) Holm
(1871-1921), Ole Holmes (1873-1920), Carl J. Holm
(1877-1944), and Gurine Anthea Holm (1877-1928).
There are known living descendants from Rachel Holm and
Gurine Holm in the UnitedStates.
Christen died August 9, 1896 and his wife Julia died in
1932 at the age of 97. Both are buried at the South
cemetery at Arkdale, Adams County, Wisconsin.
Above info supplied by Mike
Enerson, Bloomington, Illinois
Thanks very much, Mike!
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