Anders Gryte
Marit Bratstigen
Anders Havelsen Ekern Nordre
(1738-1823)
Agnete Olsdtr Huskelhus Nordre
(1749-1770)
Amund Andersen Gryte
(1761-1823)
Anne Andersdtr Huskelhus Nordre
(1768-1842)
Torger Amundsen Huskelhus
(1811-1893)

 

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Marthe Halvorsdtr.

Torger Amundsen Huskelhus 2563,2574,2577,2578

  • Born: 1811, Biri, Oppland, Norway 231,2563,2574,2579,2580
  • Marriage: Marthe Halvorsdtr.
  • Died: 1893, Coon Valley, Hamburg township, LaCrosse Cty, Wis. aged 82 2563,2575
  • Buried: 1893, Coon Valley, Hamburg township, LaCrosse Cty, Wis. 2575
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bullet  General Notes:

extract from the book Utvandringen Til Amerika, published by the Gjovik Historical Society, Gjovik, Norway, ISBN 82-90323-03-4, page 136, translation from Norwegian. by JC Anderson.

In 1852 some 53 persons immigrated to America from Biri and Snertingdoler.

Torger Amundsen Huskelhus, age 41, (son of Amund Andersen Huskelhus nordre), his wife Marthe Halvorsdtr. age 50 and son Hans, age 19 were born in Gausdal. In America, Torger took the name "Kalbakken" , and settled in 1855 to the Coon Valley on section 31 , Township of Hamburg, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin. First he worked as a saddle maker for two or three years in Janesville, Wisconsin. He and his son Hans lived on a farm of 160 acres.
Torger died in 1893 and his wife in 1881. Both are buried in the Upper Coon Valley churchyard. His son Hans, was first married to Helen Christoffersdtr. and they had a daughter Anna Marie, Both his wife and daughter died of diphtheria in 1861. In 1863, Hans then married Randine Hemmah, and had the following children: Theodor, Henry Melvin, Carl, Anna Marie and Ella Nicoline.
Hans Kalbakken died in 1900, and is buried in the Upper Coon Valley churchyard.
His son, Theodore Kalbakken born in 1864, settled in section 29, township of Washington on 140 acres. In 1922 he sold his farm and moved to Sparta, Wisconsin.

bullet  Research Notes:

1880 Census Place: Washington, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Source: FHL Film 1255432 National Archives Film T9-1432 Page 453B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Hans TORGERSON Self M M WH 48 NOR
Occ: Farmer Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Rendine TORGERSON Wife F M WH 48 NOR
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Deodor TORGERSON Son M S WH 15 WI
Occ: Farm Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Henry TORGERSON Son M S WH 13 WI
Occ: Farm Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Carl TORGERSON Son M S WH 12 WI
Occ: Home Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Anna TORGERSON Dau F S WH 10 WI
Occ: Home Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Ella TORGERSON Dau F S WH 5 WI
Occ: Home Fa: NOR Mo: NOR

Census Place: Washington, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Source: FHL Film 1255432 National Archives Film T9-1432 Page 453B
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace

Torger Amundson Father M M WH 71 NOR
Occ: Ret. Farmer Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Martha, Mother F M WH 81 NOR
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NOR Mo: NOR
Ana JOHNSON ?? her brother? F WH 81 NOR
Occ: Keeping House Fa: NOR Mo: NOR

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Retired Farmer, 1880, Washington twp, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin. 2579


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Torger married Marthe Halvorsdtr. (Marthe Halvorsdtr. was born about 1801 in Gausdal, Norway 2575,2579,2580 and died in 1881 in Coon Valley, Hamburg township, LaCrosse Cty, Wis. 231.)




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