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HELP! Kjel & Anna Tomassen Vangen Ship Record Search.

HELP! Kjel & Anna Tomassen Vangen Ship Record Search.

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 11:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tomassen, Kjelsen, Kjelsdatter, Midje, Vangen
I have been trying to locate my direct ancestors ship record for 5 years now, and have not had any luck with finding it. I am looking for Kjel sometimes spelt Kjeld Tomassen (Thompson) Vangen. They came from Vangen Norway so that was a part of their last name. The Family that came over together are as follows:

Father -Kjeld Tomassen Vangen he was born in 1830 so he was about 31 when he came.
Mother -Anne Thomassen Vangen (Maiden name Anne Johannesdatter Midje) she was born in 1829 so she was about 32 when she came over.

Daughter- Gjetlaug Kjelsdatter Vangen she was born in 1853 so she would have been about 8 years old when she came.

Son- Thomas Kjelsen Vangen he was born in 1858 so he would have been about 3 years old when he came.

Daughter- Gunhild Kjelsdatter Vangen she was born in 1860 so she would have been about 1 year old when she came.

Mother of Kjel- Gjetlaug Kjelsdatter Vangen she was born in 1794 so she would have been about 67 years old when she came.

It is believed that Gunhild passed away while coming over on the ship and was buried at sea. It would be nice to confirm this record and see for sure if there is a way to trace that.

All I know otherwise is that the family came to America in 1861 and settled in Minnesota. If anyone can help me locate their ship manifest I would be greatly appreciative of it. Any help would be great in this search, as I have tried and tried to find them! Help!

Re: HELP! Kjel & Anna Tomassen Vangen Ship Record Search.

Posted: 23 Jun 2013 10:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
The family signed out of Aurland parish in Sogn & Fjordane on 17 Apr 1861:
#48, Kjeld Thomassen Vangen, 31y
#49, Anna Johannesdr Vangen 33y
#50, Gjetlaug Kjeldsdr Vangen b. 21 Dec 1853, 7.5y
#51, Thomas Kjeldsen Vangen b. 16 Apr 1858, 3y
#52, Gunhilda Kjeldsdr Vangen b. 07 Apr 1860, 1y
#53, Gjetlaug Kjeldsdr Vangen 67y
#54, Mons Hansen Ramsøy b. 07 Nov 1841, 19.5y
Source: Sogn og Fjordane county, Aurland, Parish register (official) nr. A 12 (1858-1879), Migration records 1861, page 14.
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=6817&i...

The natural port of emigration for people from this area of norway would be BERGEN.
Could they have left on the bark Camilla? http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=camil

List of possible ships: http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_year.asp?ye=1861&so=dep

Ship Balder, Capt. Olsen Bergen Apr 18 Montreal June 19
Ship Dronning Victoria, Capt. Kahrs Bergen Apr 22 Montreal June 05
Ship Vinteren, Capt. Ellingsen Bergen Apr 24 Quebec June 22
Bark Fædres Minde, Capt. Müller Bergen Apr 25 Quebec - Montreal June 15
Ship Hebe, Capt. Hansen Bergen Apr 27 Montreal June 06
Ship Norge, Capt. Jetmundsen Bergen May 11 Quebec July 09
Frigate Fire Sønner, Capt. Gill Bergen May 06 Quebec - Montreal July 11
Bark Camilla, Capt. Andersen Bergen May 22 Quebec July 10
not confirmed:
Ship Mercantil, Capt. Olsen Bergen Apr 24 Quebec June 21
Ship Mimer, Capt. Wleugel Bergen May 01 Quebec June 21
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