Jens Jacob Torjesen (Torgerson) (1810 - 1911)

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Birthplace: Nes jernverk, Holt, Aust-Agder, Norway
Death: Died in Town of Scandinavia, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA
Managed by: Oddbjørn Johannessen
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About Jens Jacob Torjesen (Torgerson)

From the book Indian Land (the chapter "Town of Scandinavia"), written by Thor Helgeson 1915 (translated to English 1978 by Lester Peterson):

"Jens Jacob Torgerson(1810-1911), and 2nd w Anne Anderson (1822-87), Jens Jacob celebrated his 100-year birthday on December 13, 1910. Son Rev. Torger Andreas, became Pres. of Norwegian Synod’s Iowa District. His son August inherited the same position. His son Fritjof Torgerson (190__ lives near the old country home at Northwood, Iowa. Other children were: Andreas, Bolette, Anne, grandmother of translator, Lester Peterson, Mathilde, mother of Norman, Jacob, Jens, Carl, Milton, & Laura; Lovise; Thomas, Strom, Adolph, and Duus who took over the homestead in Section 3".


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Jens Jacob Torjesen (Torgerson)'s Timeline

December 13, 1810
Holt, Aust-Agder, Norway
December 25, 1810
Holt kirke
November 21, 1835
Age 24
Holt, Aust-Agder, Norway
January 26, 1838
Age 27
Holt, Aust-Agder, Norway
January 5, 1853
Age 42
Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA