Anne Torgersen

7 January 1837–9 June 1887 (Age 50)
Skedsmo, Akershus, Norway

The Life Summary of Anne

When Anne Torgersen was born on 7 January 1837, in Skedsmo, Akershus, Norway, her father, Peder Hans Torgersen, was 33 and her mother, Berthe Marie Nielsdatter, was 32. She married Anders Svendsen on 23 February 1865, in Oslo, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 9 June 1887, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Anders Svendsen
Anne Torgersen
Marriage: 23 February 1865
Andrew Swensen Jr
Anna Sophia Swensen
Severin Swensen
Peter William Swensen
Bertha Marie Swensen
Charley John Swensen
Caroline Julia Swensen
Sarah Dorthea Swensen

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  • Marriage
    23 February 1865Oslo, Norway
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    World Events (8)

    1843 · Edvard Grieg
    Age 6
    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,
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 18
    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

    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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    SWENSEN, Andrew Sr b 1835 Biography by son, Severin includes conversion and ostricizing by his family

    This comes from a record held by Donna Lou Swensen Heath, daughter of Andrew Archie Swensen b 1887, grandson to Andrew Sr Swensen b 1835 in Norway. "This history was written for Sarah S Madsen by S …

    Sources (27)

    • Annie Swenson in household of Andrew Swenson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Annie Tygersen in entry for Peter William Swensen and Julia Helen Rodrigue, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Anna Wittenberg in entry for Charles J. Swensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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