Thorkild Johannessen

Male11 June 1830–25 December 1901

Brief Life History 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 and Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway in 1865. 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.

Photos and Memories (1)

Do you know Thorkild? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thorkild Johannessen
1830–1901
Danielle Bergitte Eliasdr
1820–1895
Marriage: 29 September 1854
Johan Harald August Torkelsen
1854–1908
Elise Severine Bergine Torkelsen
1856–
Theodor Danelius Torkelsen
1858–1863
Theodor Torkelsen
1861–1861

Sources (29)

  • Torkel Johannessen Hammermark, "Norway Census, 1865"
  • Thorkild Johannessen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Torkel Johannesen Hammersmark, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1854Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Thor, Bjorn, Sven, Aase, Alf, Anders, Erlend, Gorm, Johan, Knut, Lars.

    Norwegian and Danish: variant of Johannesen .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.