Thore Engelsen

30 December 1834–1918 (Age 83)
Strandebarm, Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Thore

When Thore Engelsen was born on 30 December 1834, his father, Engel - Tveit M Gjertson, was 28 and his mother, Alis - Tråvik Tøresdotter, was 26. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Elisabet Jonsdatter. He lived in Ytre Oma, Strandebarm, Hordaland, Norway in 1900. He died in 1918, at the age of 84.

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Thore Engelsen
Elisabet Jonsdatter
Engel Torsen
Anders Torsen
Anna Gjerthina Torsdatter

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    Elisabet Jonsdatter




    Engel Torsen


    Anders Torsen


    Anna Gjerthina Torsdatter


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World Events (8)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 9

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,
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 11

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1857 · Theodor Kittelsen

Age 23

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

North German: from a pet form of Engel .

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

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  • Tore Engelsen, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Thore Engelsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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