|MATHIAS2 JOHANNESEN (JOHANNES1 NILSEN) was born 1835 in Østre Toten, Oppland, Norway. He married INGEBORG IVERSDATTER 1855, daughter of IVER ENGEBRETSEN. She was born 1825 in Nordre Aurdal, Norway.
Mathias Johannesen's parents are Johannes Nilsen and Marie Knudsdatter.
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Emigration: 18 Aug 1882, Left Norway with wife, Ingeborg, headed for Edgerton, Iowa, USA
NOTE: All references to Edgerton, Iowa destination for this family and children are actually to Edgerton, Wisconsin. Why the record in Norway gives Iowa as the state is unknown. There is no Edgerton, Iowa. This family has been verified to have traveled to and lived around Edgerton, Wisconsin. They lived in the vacinity of an intersection of Dane (Albion & Christiana Twp), Rock (Fulton Twp) and Jefferson (Sumner Twp) counties. Family and children are found in 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census for those areas.
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Children of MATHIAS JOHANNESEN and INGEBORG IVERSDATTER are:
i. MARIA3 MATHIASDATTER, b. 1856, Østre Toten; m. JENS HAAGENSEN; b. Østre Toten.
More About JENS HAAGENSEN:
Emigration: 07 Sep 1883, Left Norway with wife, Maria Mathiasdatter and family headed for Edgerton, Iowa (actually, Edgerton, Wisconsin)
Children: Mads b. 1877; Juline b. 1879; and Paul b. 1882
ii. JOHANNES MATHIASSEN, b. 18 Oct 1857, Balke Church, Østre Toten, Norway; d. 13 May 1937; m. SIGRID HANSDATTER, 31 Dec 1877, Balke Church, Østre Toten, Oppland, Norway; b. 22 Sep 1853, Østre Toten, Norway; d. 15 Mar 1915.
More About JOHANNES MATHIASSEN:
Christening: 29 Nov 1857, Balke Church, Østre Toten, Norway. Christened as Johannes Mathiassen Fårlund.
Confirmation: 16 Oct 1872, Balke Church, Østre Toten, Norway
Emigration: 15 Jul 1906, The family (Johannes, Sigrid, Martin and his wife, Amalia, Juline, Otto, Anna and Jens aboard the boat Angelo, headed for Strum, Wisconsin .
More About SIGRID HANSDATTER:
Christening: 19 Mar 1854, Balke Kirke, Østre Toten, Oppland, Norway
Residence: 1906, Came to Strum, Wisconsin with husband and family
More About JOHANNES MATHIASSEN and SIGRID HANSDATTER:
Marriage: 31 Dec 1877, Balke Church, Østre Toten, Oppland, Norway
Children: Mads b. 1877; Harald b. 1879; Johan b. 1882; Martin b. 1885; Sofie b. 1887 or 1889; Juline b. 1889 or 1891; Otto b. 1892; Anna b. 1894 and Jens b. 1897.
iii. ANDERS MATHIASSEN, b. 1859, Østre Toten; m. KARINE KRISTIANSDATTER; b. 1854.
More About ANDERS MATHIASSEN:
Emigration: 14 Apr 1882, Left Norway for America and probably for Edgerton, Iowa. His wife and child, Ingeborg follow in August of the same year. (This family is verified at Edgerton, Wisconsin)
More About KARINE KRISTIANSDATTER:
Emigration: 18 Aug 1882, Karine and daughter, Ingeborg and Karine's husband's parents, Mathias Johannesen & Ingeborg Iversdatter, leave Norway for Edgerton, Iowa (actually, Edgerton, Wisconsin) USA. Karine's husband, Anders Mathiassen, is already there.
Child: Ingeborg b. 1879.
Note by Fred Matson: Edgerton, Iowa cannot be found in the state of Iowa as a city, a county or a township. It is possible that there was an Edgerton, Iowa at one time. Now verified, the destination was Edgerton, Wisconsin. The Toten record, however, is clearly for Edgerton, Iowa.
Posted March 21 of 2006, updated 11 May 2006