BERDAL, Hans Johnson

Born “Hans Jørgensen Ulvestad” on 4 Oct 1821 at Lærdalsfjøren, Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Jørgen Jørgensen Ulvestad and Ingeborg Aslaksdatter. Married on 3 Apr 1848 to Synneve Olsdatter Dræge. Came to America with his wife and baby son Sjur on “Dorothea”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 5 Jul 1848. They came to Spring Valley Township, Rock County, Wisconsin, and moved about 1858 to Medelia Township, Brown County, Minnesota. Indian War: Private. Post war: Moved by 1880 to Long Lake Township, Watonwan County, Minnesota. Died 13 Jul 1906 in Odin, Watonwan County, and buried in Kansas Lake Cemetery. Son was in the Civil War. Sources: (Ulvestad p271) (Naeseth ’48-408) “Berdell, Hans”