Ole Torkelsen

Maleabout 1759–

Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Torkelsen was born about 1759, in Øvre Mosby, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Torkild Salvesen Kallebrodet, was 36 and his mother, Signe Andersdatter, was 31. He married Asgjierd Jensdratter 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
Asgjierd Jensdratter
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

Sources (26)

  • Ole Torkelsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Ole Torkelsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Torkildsen Mosby in entry for Signe Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1785Oddernes, Vest-Agder, Norway
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Hjalmer, Selmer.

    Americanized form of Norwegian Torkelsen or its rare variant Torkellsen: patronymic from the personal name Torkel(l), a form of Old Norse Thorketill, composed of the name of the god Thórr (see Thor ) + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron, helmet’. Compare Thorkelson .

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Torkelsson, rare Swedish cognate of 1 above.

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

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