John Torkelsen

11 June 1837–
Øyestad, Aust-Agder, Norway

The Life of John

John Torkelsen was christened on 11 June 1837, in Øyestad, Aust-Agder, Norway as the son of Terje Caspersen and Ane Jonsdatter.

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Terje Caspersen
Ane Jonsdatter
Karen Terjesdtr.
Kasper Johan Terjesen Skibevigen
Casper Johan Torgersen
John Torgersen
John Torgersen
Ole Andreas Terjesen
Anne Terjesdr
Anne Torkelsen
John Torgersen
John Torkelsen

Parents and Siblings


    Ane Jonsdatter




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World Events (3)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

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

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1847 · Nordlyset

First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.

Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian (Torkelsen): patronymic from a form of the Old Norse personal name þorketill, composed of the elements þórr ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’, ‘helmet’.

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

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  • John Torkelsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • JOHN TORKELSEN, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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