Name: Malene Andersdatter SLOGVIG1,2,3 & husband, Anders Anderson ASKELAND
Father: Anders Knudsen SLOGVIG (1775 - 1848)
Mother: Anna Jacobsdatter FIKSTVEDT (FIKSTVEIT) (1769 - )
Birth 1804 Slogvik, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway4,5
Death 20 Sep 1863 (age 59) IL ?6
Burial Little Indian Creek cemetery7
1. Anders Anderson ASKELAND SØRE (b. 1801, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway - d. Sep 1883, prob. La Salle Co., IL)
Children Andereas "Anders" Anderson ASKELAND (2 Nov 1832 - 1 Mar 1853) - IMMIGRANT - He was listed in "The Solem, Swiggum & Austheim ship index" as being 3 years of age and traveling to America in 1836 with his parents aboard the Brig Norden.
Anne Andersdatter ASKELAND (29 Jun 1836 - 20 Jul 1836) - Born on board the brig Norden, she lived less than a month.
Lewis ASKELAND (22 Feb 1837 - 15 Mar 1837)
Christopher ASKELAND (1842 - )
Enger ASKELAND (28 Jul 1843 - 28 Dec 1843)
Notes on Malene Andersdtr.:
Birth: [Naeseth gives her birth year as 1799; Tysvær bygdebok gives 1804 in 2 places.]
General: IMMIGRANT - She married Anders Andersen Askeland (Oskeland) from Søre Askeland, Tysvær, Rogaland, Norway. Her husband got the deed to half of the south Askeland farm in 1827 but he sold it in 1836. Malene, Anders and their 3 year old son Andereas sailed for America aboard the ship "Norden" that same year.* Malene was pregnant on this voyage and gave birth to a daughter a short period before they arrived in New York on 12 Jul 1836. Also aboard the Brig Norden on this 1836 voyage was Marlene's older brother Knud. Probably because Malene's newborn infant was not doing well, the Askeland family and brother Knud remained in New York for a short period while the main body of emigrants went west. The baby daughter died 8 days after they arrived in New York. They then went to La Salle Co., IL.
Records indicate that Anders married a second time in 1866 to Anne Helene Hovada of Halsne who had also sailed to America in 1836 but aboard the ship "Hercules;" she had settled just north of the Fox River settlement in Leland, IL. This might indicate that Malene died before 1866. (Tysvær bygdebok #2, p. 175) Naeseth indicates that she died in 1863. Naeseth also indicates that she had at least 4 more children after arriving in America.
Records recently obtained indicate that Malene and her husband were Quakers.
*[See "The Solem, Swiggum & Austheim ship index" online at: http://www.museumsnett.no/mka/ssa/index.htm
for 1836 Norden passenger list.]
Notes on Anders Anderson ASKELAND SØRE:
IMMIGRANT - He was from Søre (south) Askeland. He was the son of Anders Kolbensen Søre Askeland and Malene Larsdt Bringedal. Anders married first, Malene Andersdt Slogvik. "He got the deed at the half of the farm of father in 1827, but sold to Jakob nedf. (below) in 1836 for 600 Speciedaler (old currency) He emigrated to America the same year. They sailed on the boat "Norden". He married secondly in 1866 to Anne Helene Hovada, Halsne 1845-1911. She emigrated to America the same year with the ship "Hercules" to live in Leland, Illinois." (Tysvær, vol. 2, p. 175)
He was also known as Anderes A. Oskeland. "... son of Anders Kolbeinsen Askeland and Mallene Larsdatter, ... Emig. to LaSalle Co., Ill., toing in 1837 to Shelby Co., Mo., returning later to Adams Tp., LaSalle Co., Ill. Farmer. ... Anders was married again in 1866 to Anne Halsne, from Fister, b. about 1845, d. April 13, 1911, in Jewell, Ia. 4 ch(ildren)." (Naeseth, v.1, p. 24)
Cadbury references R. B. Anderson when he states that Anders was "one of those who in 1837 went with Kleng Peerson to found a colony in Shelby County, Missouri, and later returned to La Salle County, Illinois. Flom on page 125 and Norlie on page 156 also mention Anders, or Andrew, Askeland as among the first of the Shelby County settlers."
1. Dybdal-Holthe, Nils. Tysvær, Gard og ætt 2, Tysvær Sokn (Vol. 2 of "Tysvær Bygdebok" or local history book for "farms and families" for Tysvær subparish, Tysvær kommune, Rogaland county, Norway). Stavanger, Norway: Tysvær Kommune - Dreyer Bok, 1990. p. 25 & p. 175.
2. Naeseth, Gerhard B.. Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume One, 1825-1843. Madison, WI: 1993. p. 24.
3. Cadbury, Henry J.. "Four Immigrant Shiploads of 1836 and 1837" in Volume 2, Page 20, Norwegian-American Studies (NAHA). Northfield, MN: The Norwegian-American Historical Assoc. (NAHA), 1927.
4. Naeseth, Gerhard B.. Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume One, 1825-1843. Madison, WI: 1993. p. 24.
5. Dybdal-Holthe, Nils. Tysvær, Gard og ætt 2, Tysvær Sokn (Vol. 2 of "Tysvær Bygdebok" or local history book for "farms and families" for Tysvær subparish, Tysvær kommune, Rogaland county, Norway). Stavanger, Norway: Tysvær Kommune - Dreyer Bok, 1990. pp. 25, 175.
6. Naeseth, Gerhard B.. Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume One, 1825-1843. Madison, WI: 1993. p. 24.
7. Ibid. p. 24.
O. Keith Wheeler
Mad River, CA 95552