Thorvald Haugen


Thorvald's Baptism Record (1865)
Thorvald Haugen was born Torvald Hansen on 16 Dec 1864 in Sandsvær, Buskerud, Norway to parents Hans Jorgen Petersen Haugen and Anne Olsdatter.1 The family lived at the northern end of Hedenstad, Sandsvær on the Haugen farm in what was the Saggrænden and Medheien school district.2 Sandsvær has since been incorporated into the city of Kongsberg and is south of the city center.

Torvald was baptized the following year on 24 Sep 1865 in Sandsvaer.1

Some time before 1875 the family relocated to the west coast of Norway. It's believed father Hans relocated the family to change careers and workin in mining instead of farming. So at this point on the 1875 census, Thorvald is listed as living on Karmøy Island with his parents in Vigsnes (now Visnes), located in the Avaldsnes parish.3

By the time Torvald was confirmed on 05 Oct 1879 in Avaldsnes, Rogaland, Norway, he had adjusted the spelling of his name to Thorvald to match with the growing national movement at the time.4

Torvaldine Marie Olsdatter was born on 25 May 1859 in Risin, Avaldsnes, Rogaland, Norway (also listed as Kopervik) to parents Ole Olsen Kopervik & Andrine Marie Mortensdatter, and was baptized on 21 Aug 1859 in Avaldsnes.5


Marriage of Thorvald and Torvaldine (1885)
Torvaldine's father Ole died at sea when Torvaldine was only 3 years old6 and from the age of 5, she was raised by stepfather Thore Johannes Mattiasen. We can find the family living in Kopervik on the 1865 census, including her brother Oluf, Nils, and stepbrother Johan.7

Thorvald Haugen and Torvaldine Marie Olsdatter married on 06 Jun 1885 in Avaldsnes, Rogaland, Norway. It states that Torvaldine was now living in Visnes.8

Thorvald was employed as a sailor, more specifically a 2nd Engineer or marine engineer. The family lived at "Sørhauggade" 121b in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway.9

Torvaldine died of tuberculosis on 12 May 1907, at the age of 47, in Haugesund, Norway. She was buried four days later on 16 May 1907 in Haugesund.10


Thorvald and wife Sofie with their children (1920)
Thorvald would soon remarry when he met Ingeborg Sofie Sørensen Nordhal. The two were wed on 09 Apr 1908 in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway.11

Sofie would join the Haugen family and they would move to the island of Hasseløen at shoreline #20, apartment 3 under landlord Laurits Pettersen. It was a seahouse apartment where the family paid Kr. 150.00A in rent in Haugesund.12

On 23 Jan 1914 when daughter Thora left for America, Thorvald was living in Storsund, Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway.13


Thorvald in a 1932 Hudson
On 19 Aug 1932 in Stavanger, Norway, Thorvald detailed in his passenger manifest that he lived in Fosenoen, Rogaland, Norway (now Fosen, just south of Haugesund) as he boarded the S.S. Bergensfjord sailing for America.14

The ship took 14 days to make it's way to America and on 02 Sep 1932 he arrived in Ellis Island, New York under the name Thorvald Haugen. He’s listed as having a fair complexion, gray hair and blue eyes. Thorvald mentions that he had previously visited the US as a sailor and is here with intentions of visiting his daughter Anna for period of 6 months. By this time Thorvald has retired from sailing and had taken up farming.

After his visit, Thorvald returned home and would live into the 1940s. Thorvald died on 20 Aug 1947 in Karmoy, Rogaland, Norway.15

Attached Images: 

FATHER:

Hans Jorgen Pettersen Laugerud, 23 Jan 1823 - 22 Oct 1902

MOTHER:

Anne Olsdatter Lindboe, 25 Dec 1822 - aft 1902

SPOUSE 1:

Torvaldine Marie Olsdatter, 25 May 1859 - 12 May 1907

CHILDREN:

  1. Atlanta Andrine Haugen, 04 Jun 1886 – 23 Mar 1889
  2. Karl Haugen, 05 Feb 1888 – 12 Oct 1942
  3. Olaf William Haugen, 26 Mar 1890 – 26 Jul 1967
  4. Adolf Haugen, 13 Jan 1893 – 10 Jun 1951
  5. Anna Andrine Haugen, 30 Oct 1894 – 05 Jan 1987
  6. Thora Marie Haugen, 21 Dec 1897 – 11 Oct 1992

SPOUSE 2:

Ingeborg Sofie Sørensen Nordhal, 12 Dec 1875 - ?

CHILDREN:

  1. Trygve "Hunts" Haugen, 05 Jan 1909 – 30 Jul 1915
  2. Hans Haugen, 14 Jun 1912 – 13 Mar 1970
  3. Oldine Haugen, 13 Sep 1913 – 23 Aug 2004
  4. Ingaborg Haugen, 12 Jan 1919 – 28 May 1993

Footnotes: 

A Kr. is an abbreviation for krone (plural: kroner), the Norwegian form of currency. It translates into English as "crown".

Locations / Farms

Sources:

1 Norway Parish Registers, Baptism Records about Torvald Hansen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1127&idx_id=1127&uid=ny&idx_side=-88); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Buskerud county, Sandsvær, Parish register (official) nr. 6 (1857-1868), Birth and baptism records 1865, page 82; Entry No.: 133.

2 1865 Norway Census about Thorvald Hansen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet); Oslo, Norway; (http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/WebCens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=150&filnamn=f60629&gardpostnr=771&personpostnr=3576&merk=3576#ovre); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Buskerud county, Sandsvær, Hedenstad; Census of 0629 Sandsvær; Haugen Farm; Entry No.: 3576-3582; Family No.: 771.

3 1875 Norway Census about Thorvald Haugen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet); Oslo, Norway; (http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=22&filnamn=f71147&gardpostnr=206#nedre); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Avaldsnæs; Census of 1147 Avaldsnæs; Vigsnæs Kobberværk; Entry No.: 1291-1293; Family No.: 206.

4 Norway Parish Registers, Confirmation Records about Thorvald Haugen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=6252&idx_id=6252&uid=ny&idx_side=-91); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Avaldsnes in Avaldsnes, Parish register (official) nr. A 12 (1865-1880), Confirmation records 1879, page 91; Entry No.: 22.

5 Norway Parish Registers, Baptism Records about Torvaldine Marie Olsdatter; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1581&idx_id=1581&uid=ny&idx_side=-35); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Avaldsnes in Avaldsnes, Parish register (official) nr. A 10 (1857-1876), Birth and baptism records 1859, page 29; Entry No.: 119.

6 Norway Parish Registers, Death & Burial Records about Ole Olsen Kopervik; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=6296&idx_id=6296&uid=ny&idx_side=-175); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Kopervik in Avaldsnes, Parish register (official) nr. A 11 (1861-1880), Death and burial records 1861-1863, page 210; Entry No.: 7.

7 1865 Norway Census about Torvaldine Olsdatter; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet); Oslo, Norway; (http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/WebCens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=2&filnamn=f61147&gardpostnr=185&personpostnr=1144&merk=1144#ovre); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Kobbervig; Census of 1147 Avaldsnæs; Entry No.: 1141-1146; Family No.: 185.

8 Norway Parish Registers, Marriage Records about Torvald Hansen and Torvaldine Olsdatter; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=6254&idx_id=6254&uid=ny&idx_side=-126); Visited:31 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Avaldsnes in Avaldsnes, Parish register (official) nr. A 15 (1880-1906), Marriage records 1885, page 170; Entry No.: 23.

9 1900 Norway Census about Thorvald Haugen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet); Oslo, Norway; (http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/WebCens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=f01106&gardpostnr=337&personpostnr=4391&merk=4391#ovre); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Haugesund; Census of 1106 Haugesund; Sørhauggade 121b; Entry No.: 4391-4397; Family No.: 337.

10 Norway Parish Registers, Death & Burial Records about Torvaldine Marie Haugen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1768&idx_id=1768&uid=ny&idx_side=-175); Visited:31 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Haugesund in Haugesund, Parish register (official) nr. A 7 (1904-1916), Death and burial records 1907, page 185; Entry No.: 31.

11 Norway Parish Registers, Marriage Records about Torvald Haugen and Ingeborg Sofie Sorensen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives; Oslo, Norway; (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=1768&idx_id=1768&uid=ny&idx_side=-114); Visited:31 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Haugesund in Haugesund, Parish register (official) nr. A 7 (1904-1916), Marriage records 1908, page 124; Entry No.: 15.

12 1910 Norway Census about Torvald Haugen; The National Archives of Norway: The Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet); Oslo, Norway; (http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/ft/person/pf01036618009434); Visited:13 Jan 2014 ; Rogaland county, Haugesund; Census of 1106 Haugesund; Hasseløen, Strandlinjen 20; Entry No.: 001-007; Family No.: 019, Apartment No.: 003; Census District: 006.

13 New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 for Thora Haugen; "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," "New York Passenger Arrival Lists, Ellis Island, 1892-1924", database, FamilySearch; from United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Washington, D.C. NARA M237. FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; S.S. Kristianiafjord; 7 Feb 1914; Entry no.: 2.

14 New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Thorvald Haugen; Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Year: 1932; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 5216; Line: 1; Page Number: 144.

15 Norway Burial Index, DIS-Norge, 1700-2010 about Torvald Hansen Haugen; Gravminner i Norge. DIS-Norge. (http://www.disnorge.no/gravminner/index.php); Visited:5 Feb 2014; Search query: Torvald Hansen Haugen; ID#: 1706113.