John & Kari Kroshus Family History

John Anderson (1823-1879)

John, Maria, and Olina Anderson Immigrate



John and his family sailed from the port of Christiania on the brig Vesta on June 25, 1850 and arrived in New York on September 3rd. 

 The picture on the left is of a brig, probably similar to the Vesta, which was built at Grimstad, Norway in 1847.  Jørgen Smith from Arendal, Norway owned the Vesta and it was captained by Frederik Julius Schrøeder.  Picture from


The complete original ship's manifest and transcript

Portion of passenger list