Thank you very much for your help. I already have those records. I am trying to locate the actual record of when Dorothy and her family came to USA so I can find the name of the vessel and also trace perhaps more details about their life in Bergen Norway.
Dorothy is mention at the upper left side as you can see.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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I FOUND THEM......!!!!
Congratulations, that is so wonderful. Well worth the hunt did you find it through the immigration records?
That's great news! Congratulations! I hope this breakthrough opens many new doors for you in your research.
I found some answers, however i am unsure how to add the info on your site.
Niels Thomas Nielsen was born 20 January 1818 to Niels Peter Johan Nielsen and his wife Anne Marie Thomasdatter, and was baptised 15 February 1818 at Bergen's Church of the Cross ("Korskirke"). See https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NHHX-Q6J.
The mother, using married name Anne Marie Nielsen, emigrated in 1851, at the same time as Niels Thomas Nielsen. At this time she was 64 years old (i.e., born c. 1787). See entries 308 and 310 at http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=passprot&gardpostnr=308&merk=308#ovre.
His sister Anna Margrethe Nielsen was born 10 January 1823 to the same parents, and was baptised 24 January 1823 in the same church. Seehttps://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N42D-3Q1. She emigrated in 1849, two years before her brother Niels. See entry 205 at http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=passprot&gardpostnr=205&merk=205#ovre.
The same parents had another daughter Petriche Wittrup Nielsdatter, born 2 January 1816 and baptised 14 January 1816 at the same church. see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NH7G-SVY. She emigrated in 1851 along with her mother and her brother Niels, and had with her 3 under-age children (not yet confirmed - meaning they were under the age of about 15, which is when Lutherans back then were confirmed). See entry 309 at http://gda.arkivverket.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=passprot&gardpostnr=308&merk=308#ovre.
One of Petriche's children was Dorthea Christine Judithe, born 20 November 1839 to Olaii Pedersen (which became Eli Pearson in America) and Petriche Nielsen, and baptised 13 December 1839 at Bergen's Cathedral ("Domkirke). See https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N428-JYF. This is your Dorothy Pearson.
Among the other children born to them are:
- 1. Hans Peter, born 12 October 1836 to Olaii Peersen and Petriche Nielsen (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N428-CG6). He made his way to Massachusetts, leaving Bergen in 1857
- 2. Niels Peter Johan, born 31 October 1842 to Olai Peersen and Petricke Wetrup Nielsen (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NW4W-J2K). Must have died early
- 3. Alfried Olai, born 13 February 1844 to Olai Peersen and Petriche Nielsen (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NW4W-YVL). Must have died early
- 4. Oscar Julius, born 23 August 1846 to Olai Piersen and Petriche Wittrup (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NW44-HMR). This is your Oscar Pearson.
- 5. Anna Marie, born 14 June 1849 to Olai Persen and Petriche Witrop (see https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NW4C-M8G). This is your Annie Pearson.
So the three children Petriche took with her in 1851 were Dorthea, Oscar, and Anna.
In the baptismal records, Olai Pedersen is variously described as a "kjører" (driver), "vognmand" (haulier), and "dagløner" (day laborer). Seems like he was what in English would generally be called a teamster.