Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ove Ovesen/-son in Mormon Migration


Tanner Family Line


Many thanks to a kind cousin who mentioned that the Mormon Migration information was outdated on my blog The Diary of Ove C. Oveson. I am not currently posting on that blog, since the Ovesen diary is about seventh on a list of major projects. I'm simultaneously working on six major historical projects,  including this blog, and adding another project to the list would mean that none of them would get done, so under my current projections, the Oveson diary will have to wait until 2016 or 2017.

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Here is Ove Oveson's entry in the Mormon Migration Database. Note that he is listed as Ovesen, which is the correct Danish spelling, but not the one that he used in America. The immigration record notes that he was 25 years old, from Jutland, a laborer, and that he left Liverpool on  April 28, 1864 and arrived in New York on June 3, 1864 on the ship Monarch of the Sea.

If you click on the ship name, you will see the Journal of Ove Christian Oveson listed as one of the sources about this trip.

In addition, here is Ove's entry from the Perpetual Emigrating Fund record books:


and up close:


The "D" in his entry means Denmark. The number 252 which I do not show in the cropped version is his ticket number. There isn't any additional address information because he was one of a large group of Danish and Swedish emigrants emigrating under the direction of Jesse N. Smith. His name does not appear in the "Names of Persons and Sureties Indebted to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, 1850 to 1877," so he paid his debt to the Perpetual Emigrating Fund before 1877.

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