Descendants of Torkild Pedersen
Generation No. 1
1.TORKILD1 PEDERSEN was born Unknown in Norway.He married ANNE ANDERSDATTER.She was born Unknown.
Children of TORKILD PEDERSEN and ANNE ANDERSDATTER are:
2. i. TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, b. December 02, 1827, Book at StatsarkIV in Christiansand, Norge, Village of Float; d. 1905.
ii. INGEBURG TORKILDATTER, b. Unknown.
iii. ANDRES THORKILDSEN.
Notes for ANDRES THORKILDSEN:
Andres Torkildsen and Ingeburg Thorkildatter were witnesses at Torvald Theodor Torkelson's (Thorkildsen) birth.May have been kin to Tobias, perhaps a brother and sister of Tobias the father.
Generation No. 2
2.TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN (TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born December 02, 1827 in Book at StatsarkIV in Christiansand, Norge, Village of Float, and died 1905.He married MAREN SOFIE ELIZABETH ELIASDATTER.She was born May 15, 1837, and died Abt. 1882.
More About TOBIAS TERKELSEN:
Baptism: December 09, 1827, As a Lutheran
Notes for MAREN SOFIE ELIZABETH ELIASDATTER:
Marne the mother of Theodor (Papa) Torkelson died before he immigrated to the United States.
Children of TOBIAS TERKELSEN and MAREN ELIASDATTER are:
3. i. EMMA MARIE3 TOBIASDTR., b. 1865.
4. ii. ANNA THEODINE TOBIASDTR., b. 1866.
5. iii. AMANDA ELIZABETH TOBIASDTR., b. November 1869, Amanda may have died before 1910 as Henry remarries then; d. January 30, 1910, Texas.
iv. TOMAS EMIL TOBIASEN, b. 1872; d. 1872, Hovag, Norge as an infant.
v. TOMMES MARTINSEN TOBIASEN, b. 1874, Hovag; d. 1874, Died as an infant.
6. vi. ANDREAS TORKILDSEN, b. 1876, Bjelland Norge, became Torkelson when he immigrated; d. Was age 43 on 1920 Wood, Douglas, Missouri Census.
7. vii. THORVALD THEODORE THORKILDSEN (TORKELSON), b. June 16, 1879, Bjelland, Norge; d. November 10, 1955, Elkhart, Texas died at age 76.
8. viii. SOPHIA THERESA TOBIASDTR, b. 1882, 1910 Census in Dawson, Montana; d. 1965, 1920 Dawson, Montana age 38.
Generation No. 3
3.EMMA MARIE3 TOBIASDTR. (TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born 1865.She married BAKKEN.
Emma Bakken Gundersenwas the daughter of Tobias Terkelsen
Children of EMMA TOBIASDTR. and BAKKEN (Gunderson) are:
i. THOMAS4 BAKKEN.
ii. ARTHUR BAKKEN.
iii. ANNA BAKKEN.
iv. NORA BAKKEN.
v. THORALF "KING" BAKKEN.
4.ANNA THEODINE3 TOBIASDTR. (TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born 1866.She married KING LANDROS SR..
Notes for ANNA THEODINE TOBIASDTR.:
Anna Theodine Tobiasdatr. married King Landros.Anna was born in Hovag, Norway.Anna brought Theodore Torvald (Papa) Torkelson and her sister Sophia to the United States.
Children of ANNA TOBIASDTR. and KING SR. are:
i. NORA4 LANDROS.
ii. KING LANDROS JR..
5.AMANDA ELIZABETH3 TOBIASDTR. (TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born November 1869 in Amanda may have died before 1910 as Henry remarries then, and died January 30, 1910 in Texas.She married HENRY V. C. CORDZ September 20, 1894 in Married in Norway.He was born Abt. 1849 in Denmark. Henry is age 70 in 1920 Census, Amanda is not found., and died 1921 in Henry and children are in Los Angeles, CA.
Notes for AMANDA ELIZABETH TOBIASDTR.:
Amanda and her family lived in Austin, TX.
Notes for HENRY V. C. CORDZ:
Cordz, Henry V CView Image Online
Age: 70 Year: 1920
Birthplace: Denmark Roll:T625_117
Race: White Page:2B
State: California ED:498
County: Los Angeles Image:90
Henry Cordz (b. January 1849, d. 1921)
Henry Cordz was born January 1849 in Denmark, and died 1921. He married (1) Nellie Haaverson. He married (2) Amanda Torkelson. He married (3) Anna Clara Frazar on Aft. January 30, 1910, daughter of William Kimbro Frazar and Susie Newsome Harbert.
Children of AMANDA TOBIASDTR. and HENRY CORDZ are:
9. i. HENRIETTA4 CORDZ, b. December 26, 1902, in Missouri; d. August 11, 1986, Austin, Texas.
10. ii. HENRY CORDZ, b. November 12, 1906, Texas; d. September 26, 1947, California.
6.ANDREAS3 TORKILDSEN (TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born 1876 in Bjelland Norge, became Torkelson when he immigrated, and died in Was age 43 on 1920 Wood, Douglas, Missouri Census.He married FLORENCE UNKNOWN.She died in Mountain Grove, MO.
Notes for ANDREAS TORKILDSEN:
Torkelson, AndrewView Image Online
Age: 43 Year: 1920
Birthplace: Norway Roll:T625_917
Race: White Page:4B
State: Missouri ED:64
County: Douglas Image:828
1920 Census Wood, Douglas, MO
Andreas Turkelson age 43 Norway, parents Norway
Florence age 42 born MO parents Tenn and MO
Elfie daughter20 school teacher Country school Mo, Mo and Norway
Verbel daughter 18school teacher Country school same as above for all
Thelma Daughter 15school teacher Country School
Clifford son age 13
Edna daughter 11
Irene daughter 10
Herod son 7
Pauline daughter 21/2
1930 Census Wood, Douglas, MO
Andrew Terkison 63
Irene O. 20
More About ANDREAS TORKILDSEN:
Name was spelled Turkelson on 1920 Census
Children of ANDREAS TORKILDSEN and FLORENCE UNKNOWN are:
i. ELFIE4 TORKELSON, b. 1900.
ii. VERBAL M. TORKELSON, b. 1903; m. DURNELL.
iii. MRS. JOHN O. TORKELSON TAPPS, b. Unknown, this may be Irene O. Torkelson; m. JOHN TAPPS.
iv. THELMA TORKELSON, b. 1905.
v. CLIFFORD TORKELSON, b. 1907.
vi. EDNA TORKELSON, b. 1909.
vii. IRENE TORKELSON, b. 1910.
viii. HEROLD TORKELSON, b. 1913.
ix. PAULINE TORKELSON, b. 1918.
7.THORVALD THEODORE THORKILDSEN3 (TORKELSON) (TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born June 16, 1879 in Bjelland, Norge, and died November 10, 1955 in Elkhart, Texas died at age 76.He married LYDIA ELIZABETH ANN (LIDDIE) HOLCOMB May 23, 1907 in Grapeland, Houston Co., TX, daughter of DAVID HOLCOMB and MARY JOHNSTON.She was born August 05, 1882 in Near Grapeland, Houston Co., TX, and died July 04, 1968 in Winnie, TX died at age 85.
Notes for THORVALD THEODORE THORKILDSEN (TORKELSON):
Recopy of Article found in Elkhart Genealogy book:
T. T. Torkelson was born in Cristason (Christiansand, Norge), Norway, June 16, 1879.Came to Halifax, N.S. , by ship accompanied by two sisters and a brother-in-law in 1889.Came over to Birchtree, Mo., being a long trip from the far North town of Halifax, taking eight days and nights on train.At the age of ten Mr. Torkelson started work for his brother-in-law as water boy in a big saw-mill, he gradually advanced as the years passed and when about the age of eighteen could fill any position in the big plant.The aptitude of the boy attracted the attention of an expert sawfiler named Hanson, who filed for one of the colossal plants at Klokay, Minn., in the white pine belt.Mr. Torkelson went to his friend in Minnesota and served a year as helper, thoroughly mastering the intricacies of saw-filing.Mr. Torkelson returned to Missouri for a short stay, and went from there to Eagle Lake, Texas, where he took charge of the machinery on a big rice farm, belonging to his brother-in-law, and operated same for some years.Finding the climate unsuited to his health and longing for his old avocation of lumbering, he came to the piney-woodssection of East Texas, where he has made his home for the past 20 years.On May 23, 1907, Mr. Torkelson was married to Miss Lyda (Lydia) Holcomb of Salmon.They have a nice home at Elkhart, and three interesting children.Mr. Torkelson has been connected with Mr. Bridges' the lumber man, as a sawyer-filer, and mill foremen for the last seven years, his work always showing a high degree of efficiency.
Mr. Torkelson has never visited the scenes of his childhood in the far north, but distinctly remembers the long, long nights and the flashing aurora borealis.
Mr. Torkelson's life has been a very active one, showing typical Nordic perseverance and intelligence.He has been a Maccabee for four years.He is now commander of Elkhart Fort No. 5, and to his efforts the tent, in large measure, owes its existence.Mr. Torkelson enjoys the confidence and esteem of a large circle of friends.
Copied Saturday, September 04, 1999 by Katherine Torkelson, wife of Thomas G. Torkelson.
This article was sent to us by Teddy Atwood.
The original book has a nice picture of Popa and the article must have been written circa 1927 and may be in Elkhart Library.
More About THORVALD THEODORE THORKILDSEN (TORKELSON):
Burial: Garden of Memories Elkhart, TX Anderson County Route 287 N.
Notes for LYDIA ELIZABETH ANN (LIDDIE) HOLCOMB:
David filzes Holcomb, Lydia's father died when she was 4 years old.
More About LYDIA ELIZABETH ANN (LIDDIE) HOLCOMB:
Burial: Garden of Memories Elkhart, TX Anderson County Route 287 N.
Children of THORVALD (TORKELSON) and LYDIA HOLCOMB are:
11. i. OLIVA ADELLA AMANDA4 TORKELSON, b. April 24, 1908, Near Grapeland, Houston Co., TX; d. December 09, 1989, Monroe, LA.
12. ii. SOFFUS FILZES TORKELSON, b. July 22, 1911, Near Grapeland, Houston Co., TX; d. December 29, 1976, San Diego, CA.
13. iii. MARY BEULAH TORKELSON, b. May 04, 1914, Salmon, TX; d. October 17, 2000, Beaumont, Tx.
8.SOPHIA THERESA3 TOBIASDTR (TOBIAS2 TERKELSEN, TORKILD1 PEDERSEN) was born 1882 in 1910 Census in Dawson, Montana, and died 1965 in 1920 Dawson, Montana age 38.She married ANDREW J. HELLAND February 04, 1908 in Billings, Montana.He was born 1868.
Children of SOPHIA TOBIASDTR and ANDREW HELLAND are:
i. THELMA4 HELLAND.
ii. ROBERT HELLAND.
iii. HAROLD HELLAND.
iv. MARY MARGARET HELLAND, m. SWARTZ.
v. JOSEPHINE HELLAND.