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Notes for Kari Nubsdatter Onsgaard Halvorsen (Cleophas)

The Family of Nub Knudsen Onsgaard & Ingeborg Evensdatter Devegge

1850 census Newark, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Clopa Holverson, age 36, farmer, b. Norway
Carlin Holverson, age 32, b. Norway
Holver Cleopherson, age 8, b. Norway
Knud Cleopherson, age 5, b. Wisconsin
Clophas Cleopherson, age 3, b. Wisconsin
Avan Cleopherson, age 1, b. Wisconsin
Isabel Oleson, age 11, b. Norway
John Swanson, age 28, Farmer, b. Norway
Anra Arnason, male, age 38, Farmer, b. Norway
Christian Leverson, age 18, Farmer, b. Norway

1860 census Newark, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Cleophus Holverson, age 45, farmer, b. Norway
Caroline, age 40, b. Norway
Holver, age 18, Farm labor, b. Norway
Canude, age 15, Farm labor, b. Wisconsin
Cleophus, age 13, b. Wisconsin
Edwin, age 10, b. Wisconsin
Ire, male, age 7, b. Wisconsin
Caroline, age 5, b. Wisconsin

1870 census Newark, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Cleophus Holverson, age 57, farmer, b. Norway
Carrie, age 53, Keeping house, b. Norway
Knute, age 24, At home, b. Wisconsin
Edwin, age 21, At home, b. Wisconsin
Ira, age 17, At home, b. Wisconsin
Carrie H., age 15, At home, b. Wisconsin
Holver C. Holverson, age 28, Farm labor, b. Norway
Sarah, age 25, keeping house, b. Wisconsin
Charles, age 1, At home, b. Wisconsin

1880 United States Census Newark, Rock, Wisconsin Page Number 335B
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Halvar CLEOPHAS Self M Male W 37 NOR Farmer NOR NOR
Sarah CLEOPHAS Wife M Female W 35 WI Keeping House NOR NOR
Charles CLEOPHAS Son S Male W 10 WI At School NOR WI
Gustav E. CLEOPHAS Son S Male W 8 WI At School NOR WI
Clara H. CLEOPHAS Dau S Female W 6 WI At School NOR WI
Cleophas HALVERSON Self M Male W 67 NOR Retired Farmer NOR NOR
Kavi HALVERSON Wife M Female W 64 NOR Keeping House NOR NOR
Caroline HALVERSON Dau S Female W 24 WI At Home NOR NOR
Ingral NELSON Other S Male W 22 NOR Works On Farm NOR NOR
Ingbrig NUBSON Other S Female W 68 NOR Assists At Housework NOR NOR

Kari died 1894, probably in Newark, Rock Co., Wisconsin

1900 census Newark, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Holver Cleophas, head, Aug 1842, age 57, widowed, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1843, in US 56 yrs, Farmer
Leif, son, March 1879, age 21, Wisconsin/Norway/Wisconsin, Farm Laborer
Aghis, daughter, May 1881, age 19, Wisconsin/Norway/Wisconsin
Cleophus, father, July 1813, age 86, widowed, Norway/Norway/Norway, imm 1843, in US 56 yrs
Julius Larson, servant, July 1874, age 25, single, Wisconsin/Norway/Norway, Farm Laborer
Born “Halvor Cleophassen Hansemoen” on 22 Jul 1842 in Naes, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway, son of Cleophas Halvorsen Hansemoen and Kari Nubsdatter Onsgaard. He came to America with his parents on “Johanna”, which sailed from Drammen and arrived in New York on 22 Jul 1843. They came to Newark Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: He was married to Sigrid (1845-1887). Five children. Halvor died 18 Apr 1937, and is said to have been the last survivor of the Norwegian-born Civil War soldiers. He was buried in Luther Valley Lutheran Cemetery, Beloit, Wisconsin; stone reads “22 Jul 1842 – 18 Apr 1937”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Naeseth ’43-844)