made up name barck
Might anyone out there on the boards descend from this man, LEWIS THOMAS BARCK?I'd like to know if this is indeed a true story.
"Lewis Thomas Barck born in 1815 at Mandal, Norway.Lewis had a stepmother and either a half or step-brother whom he felt was much the favorite. Mandal was home port for 1/3 of the Norwegian Navy. As a teenager Lewis got on a boat,
changed his name from Tonneson to Barck (because he sailed on a bark). His fathers name was Ton Tonneson and Lewis's REAL name was LARS TONNESON. He came to New Orleans in 1840."
-all of this info was taken directly from a webpage on roostweb.He married Mary Augusta HANLON in NY and they had Thomas, Albert, Mary, John, Charlotte, and Alice all in Oswego, NY.He moved in with one of his kids in Minnesota and died there.
My line is from his daughter, Charlotte, who married John Marsden (b.1856) of New York.