Utreist med/Emigrated on: bark JUPITER

Utreist til/Emigrated to: Oconomowoc township, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Engebregt Nielsen Lysa u/Nedre Sem:   Born on Lysa under Nedre Sem in Gjerpen June 20, 1821 by parents Niels Halvorsen Sem and Anne Rasmusdatter. His father died at the age of 55, April 13, 1845 on the farm Bøe u/Bøe in Gjerpen. His first wife Anne, had died sometime before 1835 and he remarried to Margrethe Jacobsdatter.
There is a probate dated January 28, 1840 on the farm Bøe after Anne Rasmusdatter Lysa, "who had died long ago". Only Engebregt is mentioned, so he was probably the only child who grew up. He was 18 years old then and lived at home with his father. It is mentioned they had a 12 year old horse, 2 cows, 2 sheep and a lamb.
So in 1847 Engebregt Nielsen emigrated together with his step-mother and her children.

1. Anne Thorine, born May 8, 1841at Bøe
2. Jacob, born Oct 13, 1843 at Bøe
3. Netta, born June 3, 1845 at Bøe (He father was then dead)

1997 - Skien Genealogical page - by Jan Christensen