George Thomsen (1864 - 1950)
George Thomsen was born 5
Apr. 1864(# 14) on Einstabøvoll
farm, Valestrand (Sveio) in Sunnhordaland
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:
Marie Gurine Thomsen, b. 13 June 1904 in Idun Township MN, and died 18 Dec. 1986.
2. Thor Brynjulf Thomsen, b. 13 Nov.
1905 in Idun Township MN.
Andreas Thomsen, b. 5 Dec. 1907 in Idun Township MN. d. 10 Apr. 1975 in Mora,
4. Alf George Thomsen, b. 22 Apr.
1909 in Idun Township MN. d. 12 June 1962 in Orofino ID. He married Jean Aileen
MCCRORY, 30 June 1937 in Idun township MN. She was born 18 June 1910 in Fessenden
5. Haakon Thomsen, b. 13
Jan. 1911 in Idun township MN. 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
6. Astrid Caroline
Thomsen, b. 13 Sep. 1915.
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
Here you can read about The
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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