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  • ID: I24
  • _UID: 89863B37C47440C39BACC3C9E79908869DFE
  • Name: Anfin M. TORKELSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 MAY 1862 in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway
  • Death: 15 FEB 1947 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Burial: 20 FEB 1947 St. Pauli Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
  • Emigration: 21 MAY 1880 from Norway to America
  • Note: aboard the ship ?Angelo? on the A. Sharpe line, departed Kristiania (Oslo); destination: Hawley, Minnesota
  • Christening: 1 JUN 1862 Rollag, Numedal, Norway
  • Religion: Joined St. Pauli Norwegian-Lutheran Church with wife and parents on 13 Dec 1909
  • Note:

    1895 Minnesota Census: Polk County: Torkel (52, Norway, resident of Minnesota for 15 years, resident in this district for 8 years); Sigrd (64, Norway); Anfin Torkelson (31, Norway, resident in MN for 15 years, in Polk County for 9 years); Chris T. Anfinson (25, Norway, resident in MN for 15 years, in Polk County for 9 years).

    1900 Census: Township 153, Red Lake County, Minnesota lists Anfin (38) living alone as head of household

    1910 Census: Smiley Township, Pennington, Minnesota lists Anfin (47) and wife Annetta S. (23)

    1920 Census: Smiley Township, Pennington, Minnesota lists Anfin (57), Anita (33), Torval (8), Sophie (5), Ragna (3 1/12), Ludwig (1/12). Right next to them in the census records are Helen (Ellen Torkelson Hendrickson) 89 years old, living alone as head of household and Sara (Sigri) Torkelson, 51, living alone as head of household.

    1930 Census: lists 47 as age when first married

    Obituary in Thief River Falls Times on 20 Feb 1947: ?Anfin Torkelson, for 61 years a resident of Smiley township, succumbed at a local hospital Saturday, having attained the age of 84 years. Funeral rites for him will be conducted by Rev. Casper Fjelstul of St. Hilaire, at the St. Pauli Lutheran church this afternoon, February 20, at 2 o?clock and interment will be made in the church cemetery. Mr. Torkelson leaves his wife, Mrs. Anetta Torkelson of Smiley township; four daughters, Mrs. Solphie Helgeland of Smiley township; Mrs. Ragna Terry of Bemidji; Mrs. Agnes Hanson of Goodridge; and Mabel Torkelson of Owatonna; three sons: Ludvig Johnson of Hawley, Thorvald and Oscar of Smiley township; two brothers: Ole Torkelson of Smiley township and Chris Torkelson of Hastings; and two grandchildren. His daughter, his parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Torkelson, born in Numedalen, Norway, May 12, 1862, came from Norway to Hawley in 1880, living in that community for six years. In 18xx he homestead in Smiley township and has lived there since.?
  • Change Date: 7 AUG 2007



    Father: Torkel ANFINSON b: 6 JAN 1832 in Lofthuseiet, Rollag, Buskerud, Norway c: 19 FEB 1832 in Lofthuseiet, Rollag, Buskerud, Norway
    Mother: Sigrid F. (Sarah) OLESDOTTER b: 23 AUG 1830 in Nore, Buskerud, Norway c: 1 SEP 1830 in Nore, Buskerud, Norway

    Marriage 1 Annetta Sophie LOKEN b: 3 OCT 1886 in Skjee Annex, Stokke Parish, Tonsburg, Jarlsburg og Larvig Amt (Vestvold fylke), Norway
    • Married: 27 OCT 1909 in St. Hilaire, Minnesota
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mabel Theresa TORKELSON b: 13 NOV 1927 in near Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 18 MAR 1928 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    2. Has Children Agnes Alvina TORKELSON b: 22 AUG 1922 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 1 OCT 1922 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    3. Has No Children Oscar Ingvald TORKELSON b: 15 JAN 1924 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 23 MAR 1924 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    4. Has No Children Thorvald Alfred TORKELSON b: 22 SEP 1911 in Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 3 DEC 1911 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    5. Has Children Sophie Marie TORKELSON b: 18 MAR 1914 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    6. Has No Children Ragna Louise TORKELSON b: 7 MAY 1916 in near Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota c: 8 APR 1917 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
    7. Has No Children Rose Lillian TORKELSON b: 5 SEP 1926 in Smiley Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
    8. Has No Children Ludwig Andrew TORKELSON (JOHNSON) b: 29 DEC 1919 in Smiley Township, Minnesota c: 25 APR 1920 in St. Pauli Church, Rocksbury Township, Minnesota
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