George Thomsen (1864 - 1950)
Tolleif George Thomsen was born 5
Apr. 1864(# 14) on Einstabøvoll
farm, Valestrand (Sveio)
in Hordaland County, Norway. He died 9 Mar. 1950 in Chicago,
Illinois. He was son of Taurelius
Cornelius Thomsen and Marie
Magdalene Olsdatter. Tolleif George married Tykelia
Caroline Hegna, 22 Mar. 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. She
was born 14
Jan. 1870(# 35), on Dolven farm, Solum, Telemark County, Norway.
She died 21 Jan. 1931 in Idun Township, Minnesota. She was buried
in Opstead Cemetery, Opstead, MN. They had 6 children:
1. Marie Gurine Thomsen, b. 13 June
1904 in Idun Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota, and died 18 Dec.
2. Thor Brynjulf Thomsen, b. 13 Nov.
1905 in Idun Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota,
Andreas Thomsen, b. 5 Dec. 1907 in Idun Township, Aitkin County,
Minnesota, d. 10 Apr. 1975 in Mora, MN. (Picture).
George Thomsen, b. 22 Apr. 1909 in Idun Township, Aitkin County,
Minnesota, d. 12 June 1962 in Lewiston, Minnesota. He married Jean
MCCRORY, 30 June 1937 in McGrath, Minnesota. She was born 18 Jan.
1910 in Fessenden ND. She died 12 Sep. 2002 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
5. Haakon Thomsen, b. 13 Jan. 1911
in Idun Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota, died 2 May 1995 in Pasco,
Franklin County, Washington, USA. He married Cleopatra L. PITTS,
22 Sep. 1937 in Nashua, IA. She was born 1 June 1919 in Waterloo,
IA, and died 13 Sep. 1989 in Pasco, WA.
6. Astrid Caroline Thomsen, b. 13
Sep. 1915 in Idun Township, Aitkin County, Minnesota, d. 21 Mar.
2007 in Isle, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA.
Tolleif George Thomsen and his wife Tykelia Caroline
Cornelius Mandius, Lorentz Sars and Tolleif George.
Before Tolleif George immigrated
to America with his family, he was working at Skalurens Shipyard
in Rosendal in Kvinnherad, Hordaland County, Norway.
At the time Taulerius
Conrad Thomsen and his sons settled in to northern Minnesota (1901), the US Government
was granting land to anyone for asking. They each received 160 acres of land,
adjacent to each other. Here you can see Tolleif George's land
Tolleif George wrote "Memories
from Bear Lake" and "Saga
from Western Norway". 1)
to Keith Thomsen, Duluth, Minnesota, Colin Keith Thomsen, Minneapolis, Minnesota
and Rick Gerhardson, Bloomington, Minnesota for this material.
Valestrand in Sveio, Parish register (official) nr. C 1 (1862-1880), Birth and
baptism records 1864, page 10.
Telemark county, Solum, Parish register (official)
nr. I 8 (1865-1876), Birth and baptism records 1870, page 72.
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