AUGEN TOLLEFSEN BALLESTAD
Utreist med/Emigrated on: Washington
Utreist til/Emigrated to: Koshkonong settlement in Wisconsin
Augen Tollefsen Ballestad: He was born in 1795 on a farm under Bratsberg. His first name was then spelled Ove. He was baptised July 19th and his parents were Tollef Andersen Bratsebrg and Giertrud Ouensdatter Kolkinn. Augen was married three times. His first wife was Ingeborg Karine Jacobsdatter Ballestad (1803 - 1834), whom he married in 1829. His second wife was Margrete Jensdatter Furuvald. They married in 1835. His third wife was Karen Gundersdatter Helgen, who was born 1809 by parents Gunder Andersen Gjedeboen and Aaste Jensdatter Graver. Karen Gundersdatter lived on Rosvald in Gjerpen in 1837 when she married. Augen and his wives had 5 children: Tollef b. Febr 12, 1831 on Ballestad søndre . He was one of the first settlers at Beaver Creek, Minn. in 1872 Karen b. Aug 9, 1833 on Ballestad Jens b. Sept 17, 1835 on Ballestad He died before his baptism was confirmed in church. Gunder b. Febr 7, 1838 on Ballestad
Generation No. 1 1. TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG was born 1764 in Gjerpen TE NO. He married GJERTRUD OVESDATTER KOLKINN. Notes for TOLLEF ANDERSSEN BRATSBERG: 1801 Gjerpen census; County Bratsberg; Parish Gjerpen; Sokn (subparish) Gjerpen Farm/house Bratsberg Adelig Sæde-gaard Med Folloug Children of TOLLEF BRATSBERG and GJERTRUD KOLKINN are: 2. i. AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, b. 1795, Bratsberg Telemark NO. ii. KAREN TOLLEFSON, b. 1796. iii. ANDERS TOLLEFSON, b. 1798. Generation No. 2 2. AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD (TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born 1795 in Bratsberg Telemark NO. He married (1) INGEBORG KARINE JAKOBSDATTER May 22, 1830, daughter of JAKOB BALLESTAD and KAREN LØBERG. He married (2) MARGRETE JENSDATTER FOLEVALL 1835, daughter of JENS RASMUSSEN. He married (3) KAREN GUNDERSDATTER HOLLA June 22, 1837, daughter of GUNDER GJEDEBOEN and AASTE GRAVER. Notes for AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN BALLESTAD: from Terje Christensen Gjerpen Bygds Historie Bind III 1985 DL 596 G53 C48 /3 p129 Br. nr.4 (l.nr. 215d, 219b, 220d) Ballestad nordre, Myrplassen At age 6: 1801 Gjerpen census; County Bratsberg; Parish Gjerpen; Sokn (subparish) Gjerpen Farm/house Bratsberg Adelig Sæde-gaard Med Folloug Sold farm in 1834 to Ole Andersen Skyer. Emigrated to Koshkonung WI in 1844 [age~50] Took ship Washington from Porsgrunn Telemark NO (May 13, 1844) into NYC on July 9, 1844. Record at http://skien.future.easyspace.com/1844.html says TILLEGG IFØLGE PASSASJERLISTER: # 67 Augen Tollefsen Ballestad og Karen Gundersdatter Helgen (with) Tollef Augensen, Karen Augensen [ barn], Johan Augensen In 1874, Tollef moved to Beaver Creek (p 483], Rock Co MN. In 1880, to Garretson, Minnehaha Co, SD (Dakota Territory] Children of AUGEN BALLESTAD and INGEBORG JAKOBSDATTER are: 3. i. TOLLEF AUGENSEN3 TOLLEFSON, b. January 12, 1831, Gjerpen Telemark NO; d. January 22, 1914, Palasades Cemetary in Garretson, Minnehaha Co, SD. ii. KAREN AUGENSDATTER BALLESTAD, b. August 09, 1833; d.January 15,1835. Child of AUGEN BALLESTAD and MARGRETE FOLEVALL is: iii. JENS AUGENSEN3 BALLESTAD, b. September 11, 1835; d. September 18, 1835, Ballestad. Children of AUGEN BALLESTAD and KAREN HOLLA are: iv. GUNDER AUENSEN3 BALLESTAD, b. February 07, 1838. v. JOHAN AUGENSEN BALLESTAD, b. April 25, 1841. vi. KAREN BALLESTAD, b. Abt. 1843. Generation No. 3 3. TOLLEF AUGENSEN3 TOLLEFSON (AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born January 12, 1831 in Gjerpen Telemark NO, and died January 22, 1914 in Palasades Cemetary in Garretson, Minnehaha Co, SD. He married INGEBOR K GUNDERSON. Notes for TOLLEF AUGENSEN TOLLEFSON: Took ship Washington into NYC on July 9,1844. It took 49 days from Porsgrun, Telemark. The brig "Washington" sailed with 100 emigrants on May 17 to New York, where she arrived July 9th. Onboard was J. W. Chr. Dietrichson, who was to become the first Norwegian priest among the settlers in America. (This may have been a later crossing)?? They came to Koshkonung, Dane Co, Wisconsin in 1844. Early Settler in Beaver Creek, MN in 1872 In Beaver Creek Township, Rock County, MN in 1880 census. Was in Fillmore Co MN sometime. Children of TOLLEF TOLLEFSON and INGEBOR GUNDERSON are: 4. i. ANDREW4 TOLLEFSON, b. February 23, 1857; d. November 24, 1918. 5. ii. IDA K TOLLEFSON, b. February 28, 1859, Wisconsin. 6. iii. SOPHIA T TOLLEFSON, b. April 20, 1865; d. 1940. 7. iv. CLARA GEORGINA TOLLEFSON, b. December 10, 1868, WI possibly Rock Co MN; d. June 26, 1959, Minot ND Rosehill Cemetary. 8. v. JOSEPHINE TOLLEFSON, b. June 03, 1872, MN usa; d. August 18, 1938. vi. EMMA TOLLEFSON, b. September 17, 1874, MN USA; d. January 18,1966, Sioux Valley Hosp, Sioux Falls? SD USA; m. (1) CHARLES SIMONSEN; m. (2)MARTIN GUNDERSON, LuVerne MN He died shortly after the marriage. 9. vii. JOHN ADOLPH TOLLEFSON, b. October 1880; d. 1938. Generation No. 4 4. ANDREW4 TOLLEFSON (TOLLEF AUGENSEN3, AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born February 23, 1857, and died November 24, 1918. He married ANNA MARINA NELSON. Children of ANDREW TOLLEFSON and ANNA NELSON are: i. IRENE ALETTA5 TOLLEFSON. ii. TALMER NEANDER TOLLEFSON, m. ANNA ECKOFF. 10. iii. MILLA HELENA TOLLEFSON. iv. CLARA JUNETTA TOLLEFSON. v. MAYNARD WILFRED TOLLEFSON. 11. vi. MABLE ALVINA TOLLEFSON. 5. IDA K4 TOLLEFSON (TOLLEF AUGENSEN3, AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born February 28, 1859 in Wisconsin. She married (1)TOSTEN TOKHEIM. She married (2) NILS SKORDAHL. Notes for NILS SKORDAHL: In 1880 census MN he is living in Rock Co MN Children of IDA TOLLEFSON and NILS SKORDAHL are: i. TARL5 SKORDAHL. ii. GOODWIN SKORDAHL. iii. LAURENCE SKORDAHL. 6. SOPHIA T4 TOLLEFSON (TOLLEF AUGENSEN3, AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born April 20, 1865, and died 1940. She married AUSTIN JORDAHL. Notes for SOPHIA T TOLLEFSON: Teacher in Rock County MN in 1880 census Children of SOPHIA TOLLEFSON and AUSTIN JORDAHL are: i. WALTER5 JORDAHL, b. lived 15 months. 12. ii. FLORENCE JORDAHL. iii. LOUISE JORDAHL, b. unmarried. 13. iv. WILHELM JORDAHL. 14. v. ELMER JORDAHL. 15. vi. STEPHEN JORDAHL. 16. vii. CLARENCE JORDAHL. viii. ERNEST JORDAHL. 7. CLARA GEORGINA4 TOLLEFSON (TOLLEF AUGENSEN3, AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born December 10, 1868 in WI possibly Rock Co MN, and died June 26, 1959 in Minot ND Rosehill Cemetary. She married EINAR GUNNARSON KLUNGNESS November 16, 1892 in parents' home, son of GUNNAR EINARSEN and KRISTI ERIKSDATTER. More About EINAR GUNNARSON KLUNGNESS: Vaccinated: 1866, Eid i Romsdal, Sunndal MR NO Children of CLARA TOLLEFSON and EINAR KLUNGNESS are: 17. i. GEORGE CHRISTOPHER5 KLUNGNESS, b. August 29, 1892; d. October 11, 1953, Buried Oct 15, 1953 in Mount Shasta Cemetery, in Mt. Shasta. 18. ii. JAMES HENRY KLUNGNESS, b. May 30, 1896; d. September 1974. iii. JOE OSCAR KLUNGNESS, b. August 28, 1898; d. December 1974. 19. iv. EFFIE LOUISE KLUNGNESS, b. July 20, 1900; d. 1989. 20. v. MYRTLE ISABEL KLUNGNESS, b. October 30, 1902; d. 1967. 21. vi. ALICE K. KLUNGNESS, b. June 08, 1906, Bemidji, MN. 22. vii. ALMA KLUNGNESS, b. June 08, 1906; d. January 1996. 23. viii. IRENE ELIZABETH KLUNGNESS, b. November 12, 1908; d. 1984. 8. JOSEPHINE4 TOLLEFSON (TOLLEF AUGENSEN3, AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born June 03, 1872 in MN usa, and died August 18, 1938. She married MAGNUS SATER. Children of JOSEPHINE TOLLEFSON and MAGNUS SATER are: i. MERLE5 SATER, b. February 11, 1899, gender?; m. GILL. ii. EUNICE SATER, b. June 10, 1900; m. BROWN. 9. JOHN ADOLPH4 TOLLEFSON (TOLLEF AUGENSEN3, AUGEN "OVE" TOLLEFSEN2 BALLESTAD, TOLLEF ANDERSSEN1 BRATSBERG) was born October 1880, and died 1938. He married MARTHA MONSON. Child of JOHN TOLLEFSON and MARTHA MONSON is: i. TRUMAN5 TOLLEFSON, b. February 01, 1912; m. ETHEL WILTSE.
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