When Andreas Torgersen was born on 10 May 1826, in Modum, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Torger Amundsen, was 28 and his mother, Anne Andersdatter, was 25. He married Anne Marie Olesdatter on 16 May 1853, in Nykirke, Modum, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Thor, Berger, Erik, Jorgen, Morten, Selmer, Torleif.
Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Torger, a form of Old Norse Thorgeirr, from Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + geirr ‘spear’.
On December 30, 1861, the family of Andreas and Anne Marie Thorgersen moved from Modum to their new home in Hestebraathen (see Thorvald Andreassen Gunnerud). It is recorded in the local history book t …