Kristen Andreas Kristensen

1855

Kristen Andreas Kristensen was born July 21 1855 in Tortenli in Fauske. He was the youngest of five children.

Kristen Andreas Kristensen ble født 21. juli 1855 i Tortenli, Fauske. Han var yngst av fem barn.

1878

Graduated from teaching school in Tromsø. He was 23 years old.

Uteksaminert fra lærerskolen i Tromsø. Han var da 23 år gammel.

1881

Kristen married Ovidia Erikka Eriksen Dec 30 1881. Kristen was 26 and Ovidia 21.

They moved in at Storakeren after their wedding. Kristen had bought the property from Johan Albert Jørgensen in 1881. Ovidia’s brother Hans Eriksen lived in the house next door with his family.

Kristen giftet seg med Ovidia Erikka Eriksen 30. desember 1881. Kristen var 26 og Ovidia 21.

De flyttet inn på Storåkeren etter bryllupet. Kristen hadde kjøpt eiendommen fra Johan Albert Jørgsensen i 1881. Ovidias bror Hans Eriksen bodde i nabohuset med sin familie.

1882 – 1905

In the 23 years between 1882 and 1905 Ovidia gave birth to 15 children. 3 of the children died as infants, and the remaining 12 lived on. 1 daughter (Helma) stayed on in Breivik and the 11 other children moved away. 5 of these emigrated to the US

I de 23 årene mellom 1822 og 1905 fødte Ovidia 15 barn. 3 av barna døde som spebarn, og de øvrige 12 levde videre. 1 datter (Helma) ble igjen i Breivik og de 11 andre flyttet. 5 av disse emigrerte til USA.

1922

Kristen retires after working as a schoolteacher in Breivik for 46 years. He is 67 years old.

Kristen går av med pensjon i 1922 etter å ha jobbet som lærer i Breivik i hele 46 år. Han er 67 år gammel.

1926

Ovidia dies October 15 1926, 65 years old. Kristen is 71.

Ovida dør 15. oktober 1926, 65 år gammel. Kristen er 71.

1928

Kristen leaves Breivik in Salten after having lived there since 1878 (50 years). He moves to Trondheim and stays there for a year. His daughter Sigrid lived in Trondheim with her three children in 1928.

Kristen forlater Breivik i Salten etter å bodd der siden 1878, totalt 50 år. Han flytter til Trondheim og blir boende der ett år. Hans datter Sigrid bodde i Trondheim med sine tre barn.

1929

After living in Trondheim for a year Kristen moved to Hølen and stayed here for about a year. It is unknown why he moved here.

Etter å ha bodd ett år i Trondheim flyttet Kristen til Hølen hvor han bodde ett års tid. Det er uklart hvorfor han flyttet hit.

1930

In 1930 Kristen moved again, and this time he moved to the capitol Oslo. He purchased a townhouse in Parkveien, close to the royal palace. He lived here until he died in 1939.

I 1930 flyttet Kristen igjen, og denne gangen til hovedstaden Oslo. Han kjøpte en bygård i Parkveien, ikke så langt fra slottet. Han bodde her til han døde i 1939.

Parkveien sometime around 1870 (Source: Digitalt museum)
Parkveien 17 in 1966 (Photo: Harriet Flaatten) (Source: Digitalt museum)

There was one big apartment in the house (6 rooms). It seems like he rented out the rest of the house.

Det var en stor leilighet i bygget (6 værelser). Det kan se ut som om han leide ut resten av huset.

His daughter Klara Kristensen ran the house as Kristensen Pensionhouse after her father died in 1939. The house no longer excist.

Hans datter Klara Kristensen drev huset som Kristensen Pensjonat etter sin fars død i 1939. Huset finnes ikke lenger.

1935

80 years old
Kristen Andreas Kristensen

Former teacher in Breivik in Skjerstad turns 80 years old tomorrow, sunday July 21 (1935).
Teacher Kristensen is born in Fauske in 1855. In 1867 he graduated from the teachingschool in Tromsø and was immediatly hired as a teacher in Breivik in Salten, where he worked until he retired, 46 years in total.
In the fall of 1877 he was also hired as the organplayer at the main church (Skjerstad church). He combined his teacher deeds with farming.
Teacher Kristensen have in the time he has lived in Skjerstad has held several local positions of trust. He was part of the county council for three periods, and also two periods of the local chairmanship. He was also concilation commissioner and tax authority for a longer period. For 30 to 40 years he was county treasurer and for about 7 years cashier for Skjerstad Savings Bank from when the bank was founded in 1912.
In 1928 the old teacher (73) moved to the south of Norway. He first lived one year in Trondheim, and then one year in Hølen. In 1930 he bought a townhouse in Oslo where he still resides. But he has not forgot Nordland. Every year he travels north. Also this summer he has come up to celebrate his 80th birthday at his old home in Breivik in Skjerstad.
In spite of his old age teacher Kristensen is still as healthy as a youth. Every year he goes on a long hike and last year he hike through en bigger part of Jæren.
Our best wishes to the honorary man.

1939

May 5th 1939
83 years old

Former teacher in Breivik in Skjerstad, K.A. Kristensen has passed away in Oslo where he has resided in recent years.
Teacher Kristensen was born in Fauske in 1855. In 1867 he graduated from the teachingschool in Tromsø and was immediatly hired as a teacher in Breivik in Salten, where he worked until he retired in 1922
In the fall of 1877 he was hired as the organplayer at the main church (Skjerstad church). He combined his teacher deeds with farming.
Teacher Kristensen have in the time he has lived in Skjerstad been trusted with several local positions of trust. He was part of the county council for three periods, and also two periods of the local chairmanship. He was also concilation commissioner and tax authority for a longer period. For 30 to 40 years he was county treasurer and for about 7 years cashier for Skjerstad Savings Bank from when the bank was founded in 1912.
In 1928 Kristensen (73) moved to the south of Norway. He first lived one year in Trondheim, and then one year in Hølen. In 1930 he bought a townhouse in Oslo where he still resides. But he never forgot Nordland. Every year he traveled north. He visited his old home in Breivik and also stayed in Bodø where one of his sons is empoyed at the primary school.

Skjerstad Church / Skjerstad kirke

Teacher and organplayer
K.A. KRISTENSEN
BREIVIK
Born July 21 1855
Died May 5 1939
Highly loved!
Deeply missed.

Son
OLAF CHRISTY
Born July 7 1894
Died USA Dec 5 1991