Thorkild Johannessen

11 June 1830–25 December 1901 (Age 71)
Tonstad, Sirdal, Vest-Agder, Norway

The Life of Thorkild

When Thorkild Johannessen was born on 11 June 1830, in Tonstad, Sirdal, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Johannes Reiersen, was 29 and his mother, Siri Tollevsdatter, was 23. He married Danielle Bergitte Eliasdr on 29 September 1854, in Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lister og Mandal, Norway in 1830. He died on 25 December 1901, in Vashon Island, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Vashon Island, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thorkild Johannessen
Danielle Bergitte Eliasdr
Marriage: 29 September 1854
Johan Harald August Torkelsen
Elise Severine Bergine Torkelsen
Theodor Danelius Torkelsen
Theodor Torkelsen

Spouse and Children


    Danielle Bergitte Eliasdr


29 September 1854
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway


    Johan Harald August Torkelsen


    Elise Severine Bergine Torkelsen


    Theodor Danelius Torkelsen


    Theodor Torkelsen


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Age 2

"Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""
1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Age 25

Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: variant of Johansen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Tortel Johannessen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Torkel Johannesten in entry for Johan Harald August, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Thorkild Johannesen in entry for Theodor, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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