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Marthe Marie Andersdtr Bottolfsen
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1797
Modum kommune
Buskerud fylke, Norway
Death: Nov. 7, 1872
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA

Probable Parents of Marthe
Buskerud county, Modum, Parish register (official) nr. 3 (1783-1819), Birth and baptism records 1797, page 188-189.
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father: Anders Evensen (Hole farm)
mother: Karen Henricsdr
Name-Marthe Maria Andersdatter
Event Date-12 Mar 1797
Birth Date-07 Mar 1797
Father's Name-Anders Evensen Hole
Mother's Name-Karen Henricsdr
Indexing Project (Batch) Number-C42854-3
System Origin-Norway-VR
GS Film number-124044
Reference ID-2:1L07TGF

Folketeljing 1801 for 0623P Modum prestegjeld

041 09 Anders Evensen 47 Huusfader Gift 1 gl. Huusmandsplads
042 09 Kari Henricsdatter 40 Hustrue Gift 1 gl.
043 09 Ole Andersen 18 Søn Ugift
044 09 Henrich Andersen 12 Søn Ugift
045 09 Mari Andersdatter 14 Datter Ugift
046 09 Johanne Andersdatter 7 Datter Ugift
047 09 Marthe Andersdatter 4 Datter Ugift
048 09 Kari Andersdatter 2 Datter Ugift

Marriage records: Haug annex to Norderhov
(Norderhoug) Parish. 31 March 1823:
Batchelor Bottolf Bottolfsen (Bottolfsson) Heieren,
age 32
and spinster Marthe Mari Andersdatter Heieren, age
Witnesses: Even Hansen(Hansson) Heieren and Mads
(Jensson) Sandsetrud
No parents listed on Marriage

Birth date April 7, 1796 contrasts with age on marriage record which would indicate birth would be cira 1798-1799.
Norwegian records show Marte as first name, a variation of Marthe.
Information from passenger list;
They crossed on the bark "Christiane", mastered by
capt. Chr. Tofte. The
ship arrived at New York on July 16th, 1850 carrying 150
passengers. From the
passenger list it looks as if the males and the
females were separated
on the ship. The list gives the names of all the
males first. No. 64 is
Baataal Baataalsen, age 55, - no. 65 is Martin
Baataalsen age 31, - no.
66 is Niels Baataalsen age 24. Then to find Martha
and Karen you have to
jump to no. 140 Karen Baatolfsdatter age 29, and no.
141 Marthe
Andersdatter age 51. The list has the number 772
stamped on it, and that may mean it was the 772nd arrival for 1850 to New York.
Note:age of Martin is incorrect, but is as recorded on ships list.

Original article in Norwegian and translated was from the 1850 Norwegian newspaper
Capt. Christian Tofte intends, in April, with his fast sailing ship "Christiane" to leave from Drammen to New York, if sufficient number of passengers can be committed. This ship, which is 2 years old, 155 long and is in the first class in Drammen's Insurance Company, did a journey in the summer of 1849 with passengers. Those who want to take advantage of this opportunity to America should contact D.E. Dalhl at Honenfos to get additional information.

Note:Bottolf and Marthe had a child Anders before they were married, baptism record:
child: Anders Botolfsen
Name Anders Botolfsen
Gender Male
Event Date 01 Apr 1823
Birth Date 11 Nov 1822
Father's Name Botolf Botolfsen
Mother's Name Martha Maria Andersdr
Indexing Project (Batch) Number C42405-5
System Origin Norway-ODM
GS Film number 124056
Reference ID
Anders died as an infant.
Anders born Nov 11, 1822 he was bapt April 1, 1823. sponsors were Even Hansen Berget, Hans Hansen Berget and Marthe Berget, and Kari Andersdatter Hurum, ( I believe Kari is Marthe's sister)

Who were the immigrants? Those who left Norway included members of all social classes
farm owners, cotters, laborers and tradesmen, teachers
Married couples with children
25 percent of immigrants before 1886 were children Singles, Widows and widowers
Why did they immigrate? Many forces were at work that encouraged Norwegians to leave their country and come to America. Negative forces at work in Norway included economics and the class system, alcoholism, and crop failure. America offered the promise of a favorable economic future, and this belief was bolstered by the free land available through the Homestead Act of 1862. "America Letters" were circulated throughout Norwegian communities and generated great enthusiasm about the prospects of a better life in America.
What did the life they left behind look like? Farms were subdivided into smaller plots which were assigned to tenants. The tenants were required to work for the owner and/or share produce from their plots and animals with the owners as payment for their living space. Tenant farmers (husmann) lived in small cabins. Farm owners had more substantial homes. For many immigrant women, their fondest memories of the 'Old Country' were of summers at the seter (summer pastures)
How did they prepare for the journey to America? Early emigrants had to reserve space for cargo aboard ship well in advance Collect a comprehensive supply of equipment Food, cook ware and bedding for journey – the only thing supplied onboard was water and wood for cooking. What did it cost? 1840’s and 50’s fare to New York was 20 speciedalar for adults - children traveled for half price The voyage could last 2-3 months, depending on wind and storms. Over land transportation to Wisconsin (a 12 day trip) was about $9, plus the traveler needed an additional $5 for food. A family of two adults and two children would spend about $100 for the trip plus food for the sea voyage. (Wages for a farm laborer were about 30 speciedalar a year.)
Crossing the Atlantic in the 1850’s

Family links: 
  Bottolf Bottolfsen (1793 - 1877)
  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
Find A Grave Memorial# 21902583
Marthe Marie <i>Andersdtr</i> Bottolfsen
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Marthe Marie <i>Andersdtr</i> Bottolfsen
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Marthe Marie <i>Andersdtr</i> Bottolfsen
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