Andreas Torgersen

10 May 1826–
Modum, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Andreas

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 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Andreas Torgersen
1826–
Anne Marie Olesdatter
1828–
Marriage: 16 May 1853
Thorvald Andreassen
1853–1907
Anne Marie Andreasdatter
1854–
Olavus Andreassen
1856–
Karen Andreasdatter
1859–
Eline Andreasdatter
1862–
Oluf Andreassen
1862–
Andrine Andreasdatter
1866–1869
Johan Andreassen
1868–1869
Thrina Andersdatter
1869–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 May 1853
Nykirke, Modum, Buskerud, Norway
children

(9)

    Male1853–1907Male

    Anne Marie Andreasdatter

    Female1854–Female

    Olavus Andreassen

    Male1856–Male

    Karen Andreasdatter

    Female1859–Female

    Eline Andreasdatter

    Female1862–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Torger Amundsen

    Male1798–Male

    Anne Andersdatter

    Female1800–Female

siblings

(6)

    Christine Torgersen

    Female1824–Female

    Male1826–Male

    Anne Turine Torgersdatter

    Female1833–1883Female

    Karen Torgersdatter

    Female1837–Female

    Anders Torgersen

    Male1840–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1828 · Henrik Ibsen

Age 2

Birth year of Henrik Ibsen. Norwegian playwright and theatre director and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His most-known works were Peer Gynt and A Doll's House.
1829 · Colonel Hans Christian Heg

Age 3

Birth year of Colonel Heg Hans Christian Heg emigrated in 1840 with his parents to Muskego, Wisconsin. Norwegian American Civil War hero, abolitionist, journalist, anti-slavery activist, politician and soldier. He was best known for leading the Scandinavian 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment on the Union side in the American Civil War. 
1857 · Theodor Kittelsen

Age 31

Birth year of Theodor Kittelsen. One of the most popular artists in Norway. He became famous for his nature paintings, as well as his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from Torger, a form of Old Norse þorgeirr, from þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + geirr ‘spear’.

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

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Story Highlight

Andreas and Anne Marie Thorgersen by Nils Gunnerud of Norway

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Anders Thorgersen in entry for Thrina, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Andreas Torgersen in entry for Olavus Andersen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Andreas Torgersen in entry for Andrine Andersen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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