Ole Torkelsen

about 1759–
Øvre Mosby, Vest-Agder, Norway

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Ole Torkelsen
1759–
Aschier Jensdr
1764–
Marriage: 22 June 1785
Torkel Olsen Utigard
1786–1844
Jens Olsson Hagen
1803–
Jens Olsen
1788–1788
Jens Olsen
1789–
Signe Olsen
1792–1792
Salve Olsen
1793–1795
Signe Olsen
1796–1796
Jens Olsen
1797–
Salve Olsen
1800–
Signe Olsdr
1808–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 June 1785
Oddernes, Vest-Agder, Norway
children

(10)

    Torkel Olsen Utigard

    Male1786–1844Male

    Jens Olsen

    Male1788–1788Male

    Male1789–Male

    Signe Olsen

    Female1792–1792Female

    Salve Olsen

    Male1793–1795Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Torkild Salvesen Kallebrodet

    Male1724–1777Male

    Signe Andersdatter

    Female1729–1788Female

siblings

(12)

    Salve Torkelsen

    Male1747–1748Male

    Aase Torkelsen

    Female1749–Female

    Anders Torkelsen

    Male1753–1810Male

    Salve Torkelsen

    Male1754–1753Male

    Jorgen Torkelsen

    Male1755–1755Male

+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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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