Person:Anton Abrahamsen (1)

Anton Herman Abrahamsen
d.15 Mar 1921 Brooklyn, New York
m. 31 Jan 1867
  1. Anne Gesine Andersen1869 -
  2. Anton Herman Abrahamsen1874 - 1921
m. 8 Mar 1913
  1. Astor Alvin Abrahamsen1913 - 2000
  2. Edwin Anker Abrahamsen1916 - 1999
  3. Stanley Henry Abrahamsen1918 - 2005
  4. Ethel Odine Abrahamsen1920 - 1998
Facts and Events
Name Anton Herman Abrahamsen
Gender Male
Birth[3] 27 Dec 1874 Tjørve, Vanse, Vest Agder, Norway
Baptism[5] 23 Jan 1875 Vanse Parish Register, 1861 - 1878
Emigration[1] 26 Feb 1897 Kristiansand, Norway
Marriage 8 Mar 1913 Brooklyn, New Yorkto Aase Asalia Andersen
Occupation? Cabinet Maker, Ships’ Painter
Death? 15 Mar 1921 Brooklyn, New York
Burial? 19 Mar 1921 Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Religion? Lutheran

He was a carpenter and painter and had been in the U.S. for twenty years before his death. Edwin says he was a cabinet maker too, but the 1920 census record lists him just as a ship's carpenter. The census says that he came to the U.S. in 1900. But this is only approximate.

The Norwegian Digital Archive has an emmigration record for him, and Martin Andersen, on the White Star Line from Kristansand on 26 Feb 1897. It shows he lived in Vanse S(outh). Here’s the link:

The 1900 census for 1041 Vanse shows that he is listed as living in Tjørve, and that he was born in 1877.

Ellis Island records show that he traveled between Norway and the US twice. The first time was on 13 March 1897, when he’s listed as 19 and unmarried. He traveled with his (future) brother-in-law Martin (Andersen) Endresen, who was 30 at the time, on the ship Germanic (White Star Line) from Liverpool. He may have made a second trip on 3 April 1913, when he was 28 on the ship United States from Christiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway, but the age is a bit wrong.

At the time of his death he resided at 4814 Seventh Avenue, New York. The death certificate number is 5189 in the Borough of Brooklyn. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery (718-455-5300) (section Nazareth, grave 16055.) Take the A line subway to Eastern Parkway stop. The funeral director was M. J. Halvorsen, 5018 Seventh Avenue, New York.

On our visit to NYC in 2000, Patty and I couldn’t find a marriage certificate for him and Aselia in any borough between 1910 and 1913. We ran out of time.

  1. Norges Digital Arkeivet. Emigrants from Kristiansand, 1873 - 1930.
  2.   Abrahamsen - 1920 federal census.
  3. The 1900 Norwegian census says he was born in 1877 in Tjørve.
  4. From his death certificate #5789 issued by the Department of Heath, New York. He died in the Norwegian Hospital. He died of a diabetic coma brought on by diabetes mellitus.