Ole Torkelsen

about 1759–
Øvre Mosby, Vest-Agder, Norway

The Life Summary of Ole

When Ole Torkelsen was born about 1759, in Øvre Mosby, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Torkild Salvesen Kallebrodet, was 35 and his mother, Signe Andersdatter, was 30. He married Aschier Jensdr on 22 June 1785, in Oddernes, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.

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Ole Torkelsen
Aschier Jensdr
Marriage: 22 June 1785
Torkel Olsen Utigard
Jens Olsson Hagen
Jens Olsen
Jens Olsen
Signe Olsen
Salve Olsen
Signe Olsen
Jens Olsen
Salve Olsen
Signe Olsdr

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World Events (6)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census
Age 42
It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations
Age 51
Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1825 · Sloopers
Age 66
First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian (Torkelsen): patronymic from a form of the Old Norse personal name þorketill, composed of the elements þórr ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’, ‘helmet’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (25)

  • Ole Torkelsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Torkildsen Mosby in entry for Signe Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Torkelsen in entry for Jens Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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