Hans Larsen Mulleplass
Hans was born 30th of October 1829 on Husemoen farm in Nes parish just after the parents
came back to Nes parish. Hans went to the school in Nes and had some writing knowledge. After
the school there was not much work to get beside cuttun lumber. He went from Nes to the Tunhovd
area just across the mountain. There he met Ingeborg Kristoffersdatter Veslegaard. The romance
was in the air and the daughter Barbro was born in the spring and the couple got married and
baptized their first child at the same time in June 1865. They rented the farm Sønstegård
Lien and tried to make their living there.
Life was hard to everyone in the area and many families left for America. After hearing from others
how it was they decided to leve too for America. In 1871 they left Tunhovd to Nes and the same
spring on May 15th 1871 they left Norway. The trip went to England. Crossing England by train that took
only one day they left the harbour on a steamer heading for Quebec that was the closest harbor
and fastest trip to get there.
They came to Belvidere Township in Goodhue County - Minnesota. Here they stayed till 1879 and left for
Wisconsin where Hans had bought a small farm. It was in Trenton Township in Pierce County.
Here they stayed with their 3 children. 2 of the was born in Minnesota.