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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Family Time Line

Terje Caspersen
1801–1837
Ane Jonsdatter
Karen Terjesdtr.
1823–
Kasper Johan Terjesen Skibevigen
1826–1902
Casper Johan Torgersen
1826–
John Torgersen
1829–
John Torgersen
1830–
Ole Andreas Terjesen
1833–
Anne Terjesdr
1835–
Anne Torkelsen
1835–
John Torgersen
1837–
John Torkelsen
1837–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1801–1837Male

    Ane Jonsdatter

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

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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Sources (2)

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

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