Final Destination and Karl has anglicized his name to Charles Christiansen

After the quarantine period was over, Karl with a friend he had made were moving north to Glen Innes where work on farms was to be had. The Great Northern Railway line which connected Sydney to Brisbane was opened in Glen Innes in 1884 and in Tenterfield in 1886, so the pair had a comfortableContinue reading “Final Destination and Karl has anglicized his name to Charles Christiansen”

The Journey

Karl travelled to Christiania ( later called Oslo) and then by boat to Bremen Germany where the Lloyd Shipping line was based and where many Norwegians had come before but they were emigrating to the U.S.-he made his way to the wharf where his ship was docked and embarked,where he was shown to his cabin;Continue reading “The Journey”

Continuing Karl Christiansen Vatne -Torp

Lars Jonassen-Torp-Havstad called out, ‘Iam here Karl,let the party begin’. Karl smiled to himself, indeed his cousin Lars was always ready for a party. Karl smiled to himself and said ‘Moderation, dear cousin, is the way to go but come in’. As others arrived, all in good spirits, called out to Karl who replied ‘WelcomeContinue reading “Continuing Karl Christiansen Vatne -Torp”

Karl Christiansen Vatne-Torp Saga

This is Karl’s story beginning when he was 26 years old and on the property his mother had bought him in 1872 before she died. he was 12 years old and he and his brother lived with their mother’s uncle and Ane lived with Johanne their older cousin. he had invited family and friends toContinue reading “Karl Christiansen Vatne-Torp Saga”

Family history from 1735

Aanon Aanonsen 1735-1806 Lunden -Liene married Johanne Tellefsdatter Norholm 1749-1795 Children:Maren 15/1/1769 -1871-Kirstine 11/11/1771-1/2/1848 – Aanon1774-1774- Aanon 23/9/1775-1848- Lille 17/4/1778-Tellef29/12/1780-1817- Nils 2/2/1784-1861- Johanne 4/1/1787-Gunder 1792- Maren Kirstine Aanonsdatter Liene 1771 married Jonas Halvorsen Vatne (1753-1828) 10/10/1793 Children Maren 26/8/1794-30/7/1871- Johanne 4/12/1796-6/11/1822 Halvor20/8/1799 -6/2/1822-Aanon 27/7/1802-19/1/1871- Elen 7/5/1805-6/1/1822 (the 3 who died on the 6/1/1822 drowned onContinue reading “Family history from 1735”

Charles Christiansen saga

This is a family story about my husband’s grandfather.I have started with the facts and will tell his story from information given to me and my imagination Karl’s family have lived in the area, Landvik Norway for centuries. Through his grandmother Maren Kirstine Aanonsdatter Tjore he was related to Danish nobility and through her fatherContinue reading “Charles Christiansen saga”