Notes for Hans Nilsen Viker
!Birth: Film #124056 page 42 #28.
Hans was born in Aadalen, Buskerud to Nils Hanson and Kari Thorsdatter. Viker
!Baptism: film #124056 page 42 #28. Recorded in Viker Kirke, Norderhov, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway.
!Confirmation: Recorded in film #124057, 7 Aug 1842 at the age of 22. Under Drenge-Line #10. Also found film #278221, Page 132, Line #29. 7 Aug 1842.
The date that Hans signed out of the church to go to America was 6 May 1850. This is on film 124058 #38.
#67 on passenger list of the ship Christiane. Left from Drammen, Norway about May 11, 1850, arrived New York on July 15, 1850. According to family story, Hans' brother Ole stayed on the ship and got off at Quebec, Canada and traveled by canal boat through the Great Lakes to Milwaukee, WI. Not sure if Hans did also, but assume he probably did.
!Marriage: Met Sigrid Pekop and married in the USA. Possibly Iowa or MN. Married about 1856
1860 age 40
1870 census Preble, Fillmore Co.,
MN page 467
Hans Nelson, age 50, farmer, b. Norway
Sarah, age 40, keeping house, b. Norway
Julia, age 13, b. MN
Olina, age 12, b. MN
Caroline, age 10, b. MN
Nels, age 9, b. MN
Ole, age 7, b. MN
Married in 1872 to Maren Nilsdatter Lunde. Maren died before 1880
1880 United States
Census Preble, Fillmore, Minnesota Page Number 189D
Hans NILSON Self Widowed Male W 59 NOR Farmer NOR NOR
Olina NILSON Dau S Female W 22 NOR Keeping House NOR NOR
Nils NILSON Son S Male W 18 MN At Home NOR NOR
Ole NILSON Son S Male W 17 MN At Home NOR NOR
1900 census Preble, Fillmore Co., MN
Nels Wiger, head, July 1861, age 39, md 14 yrs, MN/Norway/Norway, farmer
Engboe, wife, Feb 1864, age 36, md 14 yrs, 0 births, 0 surviving children, MN/Norway/Norway
Hans, father, June 1820, age 79, widowed, Norway/Norway/Norway
!Death: 5 Sep 1900 recorded in the Death Index of Fillmore County, Film: 1316809, Page 139, #14. Hans Wiker a widower born 28 Jun 1820 in Ytre Aadalen, Norway died 5 Sep 1900. His occupation was farming. He died at Spring Grove, Preble Township, Fillmore County, MN. Attending Phy: Dr. T. Jenson. The undertaker: Christopherson of Mabel, MN. Cause of Death: Old Age. Secondary cause: Choleraniorcus. Date registered: 30 Oct 1900.