Andreas Cornelius Falch

18 August 1835–21 January 1911 (Age 75)
Risvær, Nordland, Norway

The Life of Andreas Cornelius

When Andreas Cornelius Falch was born on 18 August 1835, in Risvær, Nordland, Norway, his father, Jonas Falch, was 24 and his mother, Karen Catharina Ellingsen, was 33. He married Andrea Simonsdatter on 18 July 1860, in Vågan Prestegjeld, Nordland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 21 January 1911, in Hallvardøya, Nordland, Norway, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lødingen, Nordland, Norway.

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Andreas Cornelius Falch
Andrea Simonsdatter
Marriage: 18 July 1860
Joakime Karlotte Falch
Severine Kaspara Falch
Karl Johan Falch
Alethe Augusta Falck
Jonas Konrad Falck
Ludolf Oberg Falch
Ragna Marie Falch
Erling Falch
Astrid Falch

Spouse and Children

18 July 1860
Vågan Prestegjeld, Nordland, Norway


    Joakime Karlotte Falch



    Karl Johan Falch



    Jonas Konrad Falck


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 8

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 10

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1855 · Erik Werenskiold

Age 20

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

Americanized spelling of German Felsch:1. nickname from Middle High German vals ‘false’. 2. in eastern Germany, from the Slavic personal name Velislav (from velij ‘big’), which became Velisch, Felsch. 3. variant of North German Fölsch , Völsch , based on the Frisian-Low German personal name Fölske, Völske(from the common name component volc ‘people’, ‘tribe’); unrounding of -ö- to -e changes Fölsch to Felsch.

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

Sources (3)

  • Andreas Cornelius Falch, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Andreas Falch in entry for Peder Hansen and Alette Augusta Falch, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Andreas Kornelius Falch in entry for Karl Johan Falch and Astrid Marie Glad, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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