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therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375286528000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1375320351000
Surnames: therkelsen, klenck
The brother of my great great grandfather , Christian T. Therkelsen went to America in 1915. He married May d klenck, doughter of Carrie G. Swan and Henry C. Klenck, in Billings,Yellowstone Montana in 1920. It looks as they might have gotten 2 children, Frances and Stella but i am not sure. So im desperately looking for someone who may know something,or be able to help. Would be great to find people in America :)


Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375294155000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1375294670000
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Christian T Therkelsen
Name: Christian T Therkelsen
Arrival Date: 19 Mar 1948
Birth Date: abt 1891
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Oslo, Norway
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Stavangerfjord
Search Ship Database: Search the Stavangerfjord in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954 about Christian Therkelsen
Name: Christian Therkelsen
Arrival Date: 24 Dec 1915
Port of Arrival: Sweet Grass, Montana, United States
Residence Country: Canada
Age: 25
Birth Date: abt 1890
Birth Country: Norway
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: Scandinavian
Record Type: Manifests
Line Number: 32

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Christian Therkelsen
Name: Christian Therkelsen
County: Custer
State: Montana
Birthplace: Norway
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1890
Race: Caucasian (White)


Nearest Relative:


Color of Eyes/Hair:


1920 United States Federal Census about Christian T Therkelsen
Name: Christian T Therkelsen
[Christian Therkelsen]
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1920: Billings Ward 1, Yellowstone, Montana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1915
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Annie C Heffner 59
Leo Heffner 30
Gustave J Muller 42
Christian T Therkelsen 29
Clarence E Thompson 23

1930 United States Federal Census about Christian Therkelson
Name: Christian Therkelson
[Christian Therkelsen]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Norway
Race: White
Home in 1930: Racine, Racine, Wisconsin
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1915
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: May Therkelson
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway


Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Christian Therkelson 39
May Therkelson 30
Francis Therkelson 4

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) about Christian Thorvald Therkelsen
Name: Christian Thorvald Therkelsen
Birth Date: abt 1891
Age at event: 51
Court District: California
Date of Action: 24 Apr 1942

1940 United States Federal Census about Stella Therkelsen
Name: Stella Therkelsen
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1934
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Montana
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Niece
Home in 1940: Lockwood, Yellowstone, Montana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Inferred Residence in 1935: Lockwood, Yellowstone, Montana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 5B
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 1st grade
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Philip Klenck 44
Margaret Klenck 39
Francis Therkelsen 14
Stella Therkelsen 6

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375302090000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1375303157000
I found information with their name spelled as Therkelson.

Here is an obit for May Klenck's sister, it sounds like she remarried.

Margaret Klenck
Miss Margaret Ruth Klenck,
67,.Route 2, died Friday in a
Billings hospital.
She was born in Billings, Feb.
23, 1901, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry C. Klenck.
Miss Klenck attended Billings
schools and had farmed east of
Billings with a brother.
She was a member of the Salvation
Survivors include three sisters,
Mrs. Lillian Maynard, 607
N. 18th St.; Mrs. Mabel H. Nelson
and Mrs. May Foreston,
both Route 2; a niece, Mrs.
Carl Lofthouse , Clarkston,
Wash, and a nephew, Francis
Therkelson, Cincinatti, Ohio.
Smith's Funeral Home is in

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375302781000
Classification: Query
It looks like they lost a child at birth, in Minnesota
in 1923

This may be Christian in the California death index

Rest (other) means he was not born in the United States

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375308245000
Classification: Query
It looks like May Klenck Therkelson remarried- Here is Stella's marriage, and she is listed as the daughter of May Klenck and Stanley Gallant


Roundup, Aug. 0.—Hervey Morton
and Stella Gallant, both of Billings,
were married Sunday in the parsonage
of the Methodist church by
the Rev. C. P. Crowe. Attendants
were Mrs. C. P. Crowe and Miss Margaret
Klenck of Billings.

I found Hervey Morton's obit, and it did not mention Stella.

I believe May died in Billings in 1980, with surname as Klenck. I have not found an obit.

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375308726000
Classification: Query
I don't know if you do Facebook, but there is a Francis Therkelson who may be the correct person.

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1375364672000
Classification: Query
thank you so much for finding this for me!! i very much appreciate all the help! Im on facebook,and will try and contact this francis therkelson and hope for the best!
thank you all kind people!

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1378002125000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Therkelsen / Therkelson
By the information that you have submitted , it looks like we may have a connection that I would like to pursue.The person that you have described is my father and my mother is May Klenck. I have a picture of my father,that mother gave me years ago. My name is Francis and Stella is my half-sister. My father left my mother when I was an infant,so I never knew him.I was told that I was born in a home for unwed mothers in July 1925,in Spokane Wash ,operated by the Salvation Army.Apparently my mother changed the spelling of our name.

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1378155270000
Classification: Query
I am so glad you found this. I am not related, but the original poster nitsirk 88 is - I assume she got in touch with you on facebook?
It looks like Christian died in San Francisco. You can order a copy of his death certificate. You would only need the informational certificate, scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how to order
The death index has him as Chris Therkelsen, born August 15, 1890 and died on January 18, 1955. HIs social security number indicates he applied for SS in California.

You might try posting on the San Francisco message board to see if someone will look for an obit for him. There may not be one, unless he remarried or had other family there.

Re: therkelsen / klenck

Posted: 1378155702000
Classification: Query
Here is the link for his WWII registration

This appears to be him in the naturalization index, with middle name Thorvald

Notice on the right side of each page, you can click on the link to view the actual document.

Here is his marriage to May
Name: Christian T. Therkelsen
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 29 Jun 1920
Event Place: Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Age: 29
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Race: White
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Poragrund, Norway
Birth Year (Estimated): 1891
Father's Name: Salve Therkelsen
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Karin K. Petersen
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Paternal Grandfather's Name:
Paternal Grandmother's Name:
Maternal Grandfather's Name:
Maternal Grandmother's Name:
Additional Relatives:
Spouse's Name: May D. Klenck
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 21
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace: Billings, Montana
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1899
Spouse's Father's Name: Henry C. Klenck
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name: Carrie G. Swan
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Paternal Grandfather's Name:
Spouse's Paternal Grandmother's Name:
Spouse's Maternal Grandfather's Name:
Spouse's Maternal Grandmother's Name:
Reference ID: pg 55 cn 7073
GS Film number: 1943759
Digital Folder Number: 4351486
Image Number: 904
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