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Thomas Hansen

Male 1843 - 1880  (36 years)


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  • Name Thomas Hansen  [1, 2
    Born 2 Dec 1843  Biri, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Name Thomas Hansen Burge 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation May 1875  Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clerk at O'Neill House 
    Died 24 Nov 1880  Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Consumption - Tuberculosis 
    Buried Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Hansen, the son of Hans Evensen and Margrethe Christiansdatter, was born December 2, 1843 on the farm Bjørge in Biri, Oppland, Norway. According to the 1865 Norwegian census, he was serving in the army at the rank of sergeant. Local church records of persons leaving the parish of Biri show that Thomas and his younger sister Marie left for America in 1869. They sailed out of Sweden on the S.S. Erin, stopping in Liverpool England and Queenstown Ireland before finally arriving in New York on June 12, 1869. The ship's manifest listed them as Thomas and Marie Bjorge. It was common for Norwegian immigrants to assume the farm name as their surname.

      From New York, Thomas made his way down to Pennsylvania as evidenced by photographs of him in Philadelphia and Jamestown, PA. It is probably in Jamestown where he met his future wife Almira (Allie) F. Bealer. She was born and raised in Adamsville PA, just 4 miles down the road. In 1876, Allie's sister, Caroline Bealer Christie and her husband Andrew moved to Wisconsin. They made one stop in the town of West Salem WI, giving birth to a daughter Allie M. before settling in Weston, Clark County. It is most certain they did not travel alone as by 1880 sister Mary Jane Bealer Hoobler, her husband Robert, and a brother Henry Bealer were living in Clark County WI. Thomas and Allie were probably with them as well, as they were married in Black River Falls WI on November 13, 1877 and settled in the town of Neillsville. It was there they had their only son, Thomas Fremont (nicknamed "Free"), born on August 7, 1879. Shortly thereafter, Thomas H. fell victim to consumption (tuberculosis) and passed away on November 24, 1880.
    Person ID I77  vanhees
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 

    Father Hans Evensen,   b. 29 Jun 1810, Bjørge, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1875, Bjørge, Biri, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Margrethe Christiansdatter,   b. 15 Jun 1812, Stumlien, Biri, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1882, Bjørge, Biri, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 Jul 1835  Biri, Oppland, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • Gjøvik og Toten Slektshistorielag - Gifte i Biri og Snertingdal 1814-54
      Viet dato: 30-07-1835
      Kirke: PAA UNDSET
      Brudgom fornavn: HANS
      Brudgom etternavn: EVENSEN
      Brudgom alder: 25
      Brudgom stilling og sted: UNGKARL, HOFF ELLER BJØRGE
      Brudgoms far: EVEN HANSEN
      Brud fornavn: MARGRETHE
      Brud Etternavn: CHRISTIANSDATTER
      Brud alder: 23
      Brud stilling og sted: PIGE, BEENERUD ELLER HERBERG
      Bruds far: CHRISTEN PEDERSEN
      Forlovere: J. LARSEN OG PEDER UNDSETH
      Avskrift ved Bjørn Alund.

      1865-telling for 0525 Birid
      Distriktsnr. Side Skuledistrikt Sokn Prestegjeld Gard Merknad (gard) Overskrift
      335 4 100 Hoffsfjerdingen Birid Birid Bjørge, Storsletstuen søndre 87, 87 2
      Personnr. Hushald Førenamn Etternamn Fam. stilling Yrke Sivilstand Alder Kjønn Fødestad
      1993 27 1 Even Hans. Husfader Gaardbruger og Selveier g 30 m Birid Prgj.
      1994 28 Johannes Hans. hans Broder hjælper ham med Gaardsbruget ug 27 m Birid Prgj.
      1995 29 Anne Hansd. hans Søster hjelper sin Broder med Gaardsbruget ug 28 k Birid Prgj.
      1996 1 Maria Hansd. hans Søster hjelper sin Broder med Gaardsbruget ug 20 k Birid Prgj.
      1997 2 1 Hans Evens. hans Fader Føderaadsmand g 56 m Birid Prgj.
      1998 3 Margrethe Christiansd. hans Kone g 54 k Birid Prgj.
      1999 4 Thomas Hans. deres Søn Sergeant ug 23 m Birid Prgj.
      2000 5 Laurine Hansd. deres Datter ug 18 k Birid Prgj.
      2001 6 Even Johns. Tjenestekarl ug 26 m Birid Prgj.

      Gjøvik og Toten Slektshistorielag - Folketelling 1875 for Biri
      Bosted:
      Nummer Bosted navn Matrikkel nummer Kommentar
      415 BJØRGE 87
      Personer registrert på bosted:
      Fornavn Etternavn Stand Gift/Ugift/
      Enke Stilling Født Bosted Fødested

      1 EVEN HANSEN HUSFADER GIFT GAARDBRUGER/SELVEIER 1836 BJØRGE BIRI
      MARIA PEDERSDATTER HANS KONE GIFT 1847 BJØRGE BIRI
      HALFDAN JULIUS EVENSEN DERES SØNN UGIFT 1874 BJØRGE BIRI
      HARALD PETTER EVENSEN DERES SØNN UGIFT 1875 BJØRGE BIRI
      MARTHE MARIA EVENSDATTER DERES DATTER UGIFT 1872 BJØRGE BIRI
      HANS AMUNDSEN UGIFT TJENESTEKAR 1858 BJØRGE BIRI
      MARTHE PEDERSDATTER UGIFT BUDEIE 1849 BJØRGE BIRI
      REGINE OLSDATTER UGIFT TJENESTEPIGE 1857 BJØRGE BIRI

      1 MARGRETE KRISTIANSDATTER FØDERAADSKONE GIFT 1812 BJØRGE BIRI
      HANS EVENSEN HENNES MANN GIFT FAR TIL GÅRDBRUGEREN 1810 BJØRGE (PÅ GAUSTAD, SINDSVAG) BIRI

      Avskrift ved Bjørn Alund.
    Family ID F741  Group Sheet

    Family Almira F Bealer,   b. 24 Jan 1857, Adamsville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1927, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1877  Blackriver Falls, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Fremont Burge,   b. 7 Aug 1879, Neillsville, Clark County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1945, Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1843 - Biri, Oppland, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk at O'Neill House - May 1875 - Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Nov 1877 - Blackriver Falls, WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Consumption - Tuberculosis - 24 Nov 1880 - Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Neillsville, Clark County, WI Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Hansen Bjrge (Burge) ca 1870
    Thomas Hansen Bjrge (Burge) ca 1870

    Documents
    Thomas H. Burge and Almira Bealer marriage certificate
    Thomas H. Burge and Almira Bealer marriage certificate
    A marriage certificate for Thomas H. Burge and Almira F. Bealer on November 13, 1877 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S422] New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Year: 1869.

    2. [S499] Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;).

    3. [S166] Kirkeboker Biri, Oppland, Norway 1730-1921.
      Baptism record

    4. [S280] Obituary of Thomas H. Burge.

    5. [S166] Kirkeboker Biri, Oppland, Norway 1730-1921.
      Marriage Record

    6. [S154] IGI Marriage Record Hans Evensen, Family History Library, 125453..

    7. [S235] Marriage Certificate of Thomas H. Burge, Marriage of Thomas H. Burge and Almira F. Bealer.