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Bottolf Bottolfsen
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Birth: Jun., 1793
Flå kommune
Buskerud fylke, Norway
Death: Dec. 12, 1877
Harpers Ferry
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA

Birth record Nes Church Fla Kommune Buskerud Norway
Jun 1793 in Birth-Uekte: cirka __ jun 1793 Hellerud, Flå, Flå kommune, Hallingdal, Buskerud

Bottolf Bottolfsen had owned land in Norway, purchasing in abt 1842, from Jon Olsen Buringrud's widow, then only held the land for about 6 months before selling Buringrud farm to Thron Jacobsen.
Thron bought other land also and sold all by 1850 to pay expenses for the trip to Amerika. It is said that Thron Jacobsen came to the USA the same time as the Bottolfsen family.
Bottolf and Marthe had a son Anders born before 1823 marriage, he died as an infant.
Bottolf Bottolfsen his wife Marthe and their 3 children, Nils, Martin and Karen
came to the United States in 1850:

They embarked at Drammen Norway on May 30, 1850 on a sailing vessel called
Christiane who's captain was Chr. Tofte. The ship arrived at New York on July 16th 1850, carrying 150 passengers.
They then went by steam boat and canal to Millwaukee Wisconsin and by post horses to Beloit Wisconsin.
from Beloit Nils Bottolfsen then walked to Allamakee Co. (Paint Creek twp) Iowa with some other men. He established a place in Taylor Twp, and then later (we don't know how long) his father and mother and sister joined him.
Bottolf and Martha lived with their son Nils the rest of their lives. Nils built a seperate house on his farm for his parents.

Norderhov church book lists the Bottolfsen family to have left the Norderhov parish on April 4, 1850, with destination America.
Church records show:
Husmand Bottolf Bottolfsen Vee 55 years (would be a birth year of abt 1795)
Marthe Marie Andersdatter 52 years
Nils Bottolfsen Vee born June 22, 1826
Martin Bottolfsen Vee born Aug 17, 1830
Karen Bottolfsdatter 17 1/2 years old
There are a great many conflicting statements as to the birth year for Bottolf Bottolfsen.
Passport signed by Christen Kahrs, Ringerike and Hallingdal tax district, 21 May 1850;
Description of Bottolf:
age 55, Hair black, eyes, dark, face, longish, size, average, proportionate,
Characteristic: shuffle on the left foot.
Passport holder assures us that he is able to write.
Paid for here: 64 s. Sixty four shillings.
signed. C. Kahrs.

Christen Kahrs:
Royal appointed sheriff of Ringerike and Hallingdal tax district makes known/witnesses that the people presenting themselves hereof, Bottolf Bottolfsen Ve-eie, along with the son Martin Bottolfsen and the daughter Karen Bottolfsdatter in addition to the wife Marte Andersdatter, all of Norderhaugs parish, who intend to leave/travel to America and to that end have applied to me about obtaining a passport, therefore it is my official request to all courteous (people) that they would allow the passport-possing (person) with family free and unhindered passage, furthermore he also has lifetime faternal certificates from the religious, civil and military authority that (there) is nothing to prevent/hinder the emigration. Here at the place no contagious disease prevails, and this passport is valid/for this treasury.
Ringerike and Hallingdal Tax District, the 21 May 1850.
C. Kahrs

Church record:
Næs Parish, Flaa annex, in Buskerud. (Norway)
Christened: July 14, 1793, out of wedlock
Botolf Rasmussen and Margit Nilsdatter
Sponsors: Ragnhild Thorsdatter, Mari Nilsdatter, Bjørn Knudsen, Joen Nilsen, Nils Nilsen.
There are many other records to prove the parents of Bottolf.
Bottolf Bottolfsen Aasen (25071)
Birth-Uekte: cirka __ jun 1793 Hellerud, Flå, Flå kommune, Hallingdal, Buskerud; Moren bruker navnet Hellerud ved flere anledninger, en gang Voll-eie.
Baptism* 14 jul 1793 Flå kirke, Flå, Flå kommune, Hallingdal, Buskerud; uekte sønn av Bottolf Rasmusen - skrev Aasen og Margit Nilsdatter Hellerud.
Name-Var: __ ___ 1800 Bottolf Bottolfsen Oure

_Connie's note:
Name var: Bottolf was living with his mother and her husband Mikkel Eriksen on the farm Oure . 1801 census: Census* 1 feb 1801 Mikkel Eriksen (--?--) (25075) (f. cirka 1760, Oure, Roa, Lunner Kommune, Oppland; bonde; hustru; Bottolf nevnt som hennes frillesønn.

Bottolf nevnt som hennes frillesønn. Meaning out of wedlock son of Margit Nilsdatter, Bottolf''s mother and his father Bottolf Rasmussen never married.

The birthdate 1790 on Bottolf's tombstone is incorrect, S/B
1793. This was determined after analyzing all the available records.

Bottolf had 9 half brothers and sisters, two came to the USA. Known 1/2 siblings are: Ole, Barbra, Knud, Gunild, Rasmus, Rasmus, Elie, Elie and Rasmus. Ole was born of Bottolf Rasmussen and first wife and died very young the other siblings were of Bottolf Rasmussen and Ragna Knudsdtr.Two of the Rasmus siblings and one of the Elie siblings also died young. The 3rd Rasmus and Gunild are the ones known to come to the USA.

Gunild Bottolfsdatter Bottolvshus Tollefsen was half sister to Bottolf.

half brother of Bottolf is Rasmus Bottolfsen

Family links: 
  Marthe Marie Andersdtr Bottolfsen (1797 - 1872)*
  Nils Bottolfson (1826 - 1912)*
  Martin Bottolfson (1830 - 1893)*
  Karen Bottolfsen Steen (1833 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Old East Paint Creek Cemetery
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Record added: Oct 02, 2007
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Bottolf Bottolfsen
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Bottolf Bottolfsen
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Bottolf Bottolfsen
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