Torsten Hermundson Alme

1794–1876 (Age 82)
Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life of Torsten Hermundson

When Torsten Hermundson Alme was born in 1794, in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, his father, Hermund Andersen Alme, was 28 and his mother, Mette Torsteinsdotter Morki, was 28. He married Mette Sjursdr on 11 June 1827. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1876, in Hafslo, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, at the age of 82.

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Torsten Hermundson Alme
Mette Sjursdr
Marriage: 11 June 1827
Hermund Torsteinsen
Mette Torsteinsdotter
Guri Thorsteensdr
Cari Torstensen
Ingeborg Torstensen
Kari Torstensen

Spouse & Children

11 June 1827


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 7

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 16

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1825 · Sloopers

Age 31

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the seven farms, most in western Norway, so named, from an inflected form of Old Norse almr ‘elm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Tosten Hermunsen in entry for Torstensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Tosten Hermundsen in entry for Hermund Torstensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Thorstein Hermundsen in entry for Metta Torstensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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