Tellef John Israelsen

18 February 1826–5 December 1897 (Age 71)
Kasfjord, Harstad, Troms, Norway

The Life Summary of Tellef John

When Tellef John Israelsen was born on 18 February 1826, in Kasfjord, Harstad, Troms, Norway, his father, Israel Tollefsen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Kirstine Zacariasdatter, was 23. He married Maren Dorthea Marcusdatter in 1855, in Trondenes kirke, Trondenes, Troms, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 5 December 1897, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Tellef John Israelsen
Maren Dorthea Marcusdatter
Marriage: 1855
Andrew Martin Israelsen
Mary Ann Israelsen
Anne Christine Israelsen
Israel Israelsen
Zacharius Ward Israelsen
Maria Dorthea Israelsen
Ellen Sophia Israelsen
Clara Matilda Israelsen
Tellef John Israelsen
Emily Caroline Josephine Israelsen
Ida Malinda Israelsen
Willard Hans Israelsen

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  • Marriage
    1855Trondenes kirke, Trondenes, Troms, Norway
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    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1845 · Nonconformist Act
    Age 19
    The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels. German Fritzi.Americanized form (and a very rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Israelsson: patronymic from the personal name Israel 1.Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Israelsen, a rare cognate of 1 above.

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

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    History of Nicholi Jorgensen

    Nicholi Jorgensen was born on June 4, 1879 in Norway. He was the sixth child in his family of eight children born to Israel Jorgensen and Anne Dorethea Henriksen. Istreal was a fisherman and was cons …

    Sources (46)

    • John Iseralson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Telaf J. Israelsen in entry for Annie Christine Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Torlif Maelsen, "United States Census, 1880"

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