Andreas Torgersen

10 May 1826–
Modum, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary 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 4 daughters.

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Andreas Torgersen
Anne Marie Olesdatter
Marriage: 16 May 1853
Thorvald Andreassen
Anne Marie Andreasdatter
Olavus Andreasen
Karen Andreasdatter
Eline Andreasdatter
Oluf Andreasen
Andrine Andreasdatter
Johan Andreassen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 May 1853Nykirke, Modum, Buskerud, Norway
  • Children


    +3 More Children

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    +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

    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’.

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

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    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 (35)

    • Birth Record for Andreas Torgersen (b 10 May 1826 in Tingelstad, Modum, Buskerud, Norway)
    • Andreas Torgersen, Anne Olsdatter, Oluf, and Eline in 1875 Census (and a fosterchild)
    • Andreas Torgersen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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