PART TWENTY-FOUR

 

The Norwegian Line – 1810 to 1890

 

This is the second of three sections of the twenty-fourth part of the Collett family

 

Updated April 2017

 

 

This is the family line of Peter Collett (Ref. 24P47) of Oslo

 

Part 25 (The Danish Line) & Part 26 (The Swedish Line) stem from this line

see Ref. 24M35 and Ref. 24N16 respectively

 

 

 

24M14

Cathrine Karen Mathia Collett, who was known as Caja, was born on 16th April 1812.  She never married and died on 21st May 1880.

 

 

 

 

24M15

Jonas Tinus Collett was born on 14th February 1814.  He was a protocol secretary at the Supreme Court in Hoiesterett before he died on 22nd February 1858.  He never married.

 

 

 

 

24M16

Peter Collett was born on 28th November 1818 and was a medical student before he died on 22nd November 1848.  He never married.

 

 

 

 

24M17

Eugenie Thora Octava Collett was born on 16th April 1825 at Christiania.  She never married and died on 31st October 1851.

 

 

 

 

24M18

Tom John Collett was born at Sandaker, Lier in Buskerud on 9th September 1804 and later became Secretary of Justice in Akershus.  He married his cousin Martine Christine Sophie Collett – see Ref. 24M10 for family details.  He lived a relatively short life, when he died in hospital in Christiania on 1st February 1835.

 

 

 

 

24M19

Hanna Elisea Collett, who was known as Lisa, was born at Sandaker on 7th March 1806 and she was only ten years of age when she died at Huseby, Lier in Buskerud on 6th November 1816.

 

 

 

 

24M20

Holger Gustav Collett was born at Sandaker on 17th October 1807 and later became a Master of Chambers (a Kammerherre).  He never married and it was in Christiania that he died on 17th June 1870.

 

 

 

 

24M21

Sophie Augusta Collett was born at Lier, Buskerud on 20th October 1809, the daughter of Johan Collett and Thomasine Christiane Birgithe de Stockfleth.  Tragically she only survived for a few months when she died at Lier on 12th April 1810

 

 

 

 

24M22

Sophie Augusta Collett was born at Huseby, Lier in Buskerud on 9th February 1811, and was named after her recent deceased sister (above).  She married her second cousin Peter Severin Steenstrup who was born on 29th November 1807, the son of Poul Steenstrup and Thea Collett.  Peter founded the important shipbuilding company of Akers Mekaniske Verksted in Christiania.  Coincidentally, Peter Collett (Ref. 24P47) was chairman of the company in the 1980s when the last ship was built by the company.  That was the Norwegian Conqueror.  Peter Steenstrup died on 17th February 1863 while his wife Sophie died later at Lillefoss, Aker in Christiania on 4th May 1872.

 

 

 

 

24M23

Peter Jonas Collett was born at Huseby on 12th September 1813.  Peter was a lawyer and a literary critic and it seems very likely that he was the author of a book entitled ‘Norwegian Family Justice’ written by P J Collett. 

 

During the period from 1839 to 1840 he travelled to Italy and other European countries, on a scholarship, as part of a course of study. 

 

It was upon his return from his travels that on 14th July 1841 at Eidsvoll Church in Akershus he married Jacobine Camilla Wergeland.  She was born on 23rd January 1813 at Kristiansand and was always referred to as Camilla. 

 

 

 

The record of their wedding day was written as follows.  Doctor juris Peter Jonas Collett, 28 years old and Miss Jakobine Camilla Wergeland, 28 years old, 14/7.  The Best Men were Pastor Ole Severin Olsen and Cand. jur. Harald Wergeland).  In their early years together, when their marriage was fresh and romantic, Camilla presented Peter with four children.  However, presumably after the birth of their last child, their relationship situation changed, as often portrayed in the writings of Camilla Collett – see below.

 

 

 

Camilla Collett later became a passionate champion of women’s right and established herself as a well-known and accomplished writer of many works.  In the 1850s Camilla wrote several books on the subject of women’s liberation. 

 

Her novel ‘The Magistrate’s Daughters’ written in 1855 is notable for its sympathetic portrayal of young women trapped by stultifying convention.

 

‘Through the Long Nights’ written in 1862 is a depiction of childhood scenes.

 

In her other books, she wrote about her own life experiences and these included ‘The Life and History of Camilla Collett’, ‘The Story of a Woman’s Heart’, and ‘Memories and Personal Statements’.  A street in Oslo, Camilla Collett Veien, is named in her honour.

 

 

 

In one of her books, “The District Governor’s Daughters” from 1854, Camilla writes about her own unhappy marriage and, in the Aftenposten newspaper of 17th November 2016, it was reported that a present-day Norwegian female author had written a book about her own unhappy marriage, which the newspaper journalist compared to the earlier work by Camilla Collett.  Peter and Camilla Collett’s two eldest sons also took up writing and became established authors in Norway.  Their son Robert Collett was very interested in animals and birds, while Alf Collett was the author of several books on the subject of the Collett family in Norway and the history of Christiania.

 

 

 

Peter Jonas Collett died at Christiania on 18th December 1851, so Camilla was a widow for forty-four years until she died on 6th March 1895.  The records of Scandinavians visiting Italy also include a reference to Jacobine Camilla Collett who visited Rome in 1862.  The entry states she was an author and the purpose of her visit was cultural.  That visit, and that of her husband twenty-two years earlier, are the only Collett entries in the records.  Another entry in the records that may be of interest relates to Joseph Frantz Oscar Wergeland born 1815 who is likely to be Camilla’s brother.  He was listed as being an officer on a course of study and visited Italy in 1853.

 

 

 

In January 2013 Norway celebrated the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Camilla Collett, champion of women’s right and well known writer on the subject of women’s liberation.  To commemorate the event Queen Sonja laid a bouquet of flowers at the statue of Camilla Collett in the park outside the Castle in Oslo and at the end of the year when the newspaper Dagbladet published the highlights of the year on 30th December 2013 they included a photograph of the Queen placing the flowers at the foot of the statue.

 

 

 

24N5

Robert Collett

Born on 02.12.1842

 

24N6

Alf Collett

Born on 08.08.1844

 

24N7

Oscar Collett

Born on 23.12.1845

 

24N8

Emil Collett

Born on 30.08.1848

 

 

 

 

24M24

Marthine Jeanette Collett, who was known as Tina, was born at Huseby on 29th September 1815 and it was at Frediksvern that she died before reaching her twenty-first birthday on 17th March 1836.

 

 

 

 

24M25

Johan Christian Collett was born at Huseby on 23rd July 1817 and he later became Head of the Geographical Area of Akershus.  He was also a Chancellor of the Order of St Olav from 1847 to 1854.  He married his second cousin Johanne Christiane Collett (below) and they had two children.  Johanne was born on 19th February 1822 and she died on 4th February 1914, while Johan died at Homansbyen, Christiania on 29th April 1895.  That was confirmed by the census in 1910, when the widow Johanne Christine Collett was living at Skovveien 50 in Christiania.  Also living at that same address was Professor Robert Collett (Ref. 24N5), the nephew of Johanne Christine.

 

 

 

24N9

Anna Christiane Collett

Born on 30.03.1847

 

24N10

Emma Collett

Born on 14.07.1850

 

 

 

 

24M26

Caroline Collett was born at Huseby on 11th September 1819, where she died shortly after on 17th September 1819.

 

 

 

 

24M27

Carl Emil Collett was born at Huseby on 19th July 1821 and became a secretary at the university.  He never married and it was on 30th March 1898 that he died when he was at Homansbyen, Christiania.

 

 

 

 

24M28

Elise Caroline Collett was born at Huseby, Lier in Buskerud on 8th August 1823, the last child born to Johan Collett and Thomasine Christiane Birgithe de Stockfleth.  Sadly like some of her sibling, she too died there when she was only a few months old on 31st March 1824

 

 

 

 

24M31

Elisabeth Christine Collett, who was known as Lisa, was born on 31st March 1798.  She never married and died on 30th January 1879.

 

 

 

 

24M32

Peter Collett was born on 14th February 1799 and he later became a Customs Officer at Drammen.  He married Christine Stillesen.  Tragically the couple died within a week of each other.  Christine, who was born on 17th January 1803, may have died of a broken heart on 8th January 1875, following the death of her husband on 1st January 1875.  Either that or it may have been an illness that affected them both.

 

 

 

24N11

Jonas Peter Severin Collett

Born on 10.05.1830

 

24N12

Christen Stillesen Collett

Born on 07.08.1831

 

24N13

Alfred Collett

Born on 11.07.1840

 

 

 

 

24M33

Anne Cathrine Hedvig Collett was born on 13th January 1801.  She married Lorentz Henschien a solicitor at law from Akershus and they had one son and three daughters.  Lorentz was born on 2nd February 1786 and he died on 11th August 1857 four months before his wife Anne, who died on 19th December 1857.

 

 

 

 

24M34

Ulrikke Charlotte Wilhelmine Collett, who was known as Rikka, was born on 19th December 1802.  She never married and died on 7th November 1874.

 

 

 

 

24M35

Bernt Anker Collett (Collet) was born on 8th August 1803.  He married Emilie Henriette Christense Rorbye and they had two children.  It was Bernt who is credited with taking the Collett name into Denmark and in order to distinguish it from the Norwegian family he decided to drop the last t in the surname.  Bernt Collet died on 2nd February 1857, while his wife Emilie passed away on 17th April 1868.

 

 

 

This is the start of the Danish Collett family which forms Part 25 – The Danish Line

 

 

 

 

24M36

JOHN COLLETT was born on 2nd September 1807 and at some stage in his life he became the owner of the property at Buskerud Gard which he sold in 1869.  The property had originally been purchased by Peter Collett (Ref. 24K17) in 1762 and had been handed down through his son Peter Collett (Ref. 24L14).  Today the property at Buskerud is used as a vocational high school and the original farm buildings are still well maintained into the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

John Collett married Johanne Antonette Smith who was born on 15th December 1811.  Johanne died on 15th October 1874, while John lived on into his eighties and died on 13th April 1891.  The Collett plaque on the family tomb at the Nykirke Church near Buskerud Gard includes the two family inscriptions ‘Godseier John Collett * 2 9 1807 + 13 4 1891’ and ‘Fru Johanne Antonette Collett fodt Smith * 15 12 1811 + 15 10 1874’.  The plaque also includes the name of their granddaughter Johanne Antonette Collett (Ref. 24O15), the child of their son Albert P S Collett, who was only one month old.

 

 

 

24N14

Cathrinus Nicolai Arbo Collett

Born on 30.03.1841

 

24N15

ALBERT PETER SEVERIN COLLETT

Born on 15.09.1842

 

24N16

Karen Elise Theodora Collett

Born on 17.08.1844

 

 

 

 

24M37

Theodora Christiane Collett, who was known as Dora, was born on 16th November 1809.  She married Carl Peter Fredrik Drejer a proprietor of Viborg and they had one daughter and one son.  Carl, who was born on 3rd March 1808, died on 11th July 1871, followed by Dora who passed away on 24th March 1887.

 

 

 

 

24M38

Peter Nicolai Arbo Collett, who was known as Nikken, was born on 4th November 1811.  He married Nicoline Johanne Marie Nagel who was born on 24th December 1815.  Peter died at the age of thirty-nine on 27th February 1850, while Nicoline survived him by a further half century before her death on 10th January 1900.

 

 

 

24N17

William Collett

Born on 29.03.1840

 

 

 

 

24M39

Otto Collett was born on 5th April 1813.  He married Henriette Vedastine le Normand de Bretteville at Bretteville in Normandy, France and they had five children.  Henriette was born at Champagné, Pays de la Loire in France on 3rd December 1822, the daughter of Charles Eugene le Normand de Bretteville and Amalie Justine Ritter.  Otto Collett died on 12th July 1902 and was survived by his wife for five years, when she passed away on 23rd June 1907. 

 

 

 

24N18

Adele Collett

Born on 23.04.1848; died 05.04.1854

 

24N19

Eugene Beauharnais Ferdinand Collett

Born on 15.07.1849 in France

 

24N20

Lucie Collett

Born on 08.12.1851; died 18.04.1854

 

24N21

Marie Collett

Born on 24.07.1855

 

24N22

Charles Otto de Bretteville Collett

Born on 30.05.1859

 

 

 

 

24M41

Johanne Benedicte Collett was born on 14th January 1802.  She married Biskop Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow and they had seven children of which only two sons and three daughters survived.  Peter was born on 29th June 1786 and he died on 24th November 1866.  He outlived his wife by fifteen years, Johanne having died on 3rd December 1851.  Their son Christian Collett Kjerschow, who was born on 23rd August 1821, died on 10th April 1890 and was buried at Tromso Gravlund. 

 

 

 

 

24M42

Tharald Einar Anker Collett was born on 23rd November 1805.   He was a lieutenant and married (1) Maren Georgina Tandberg with whom he had one daughter.  Maren, who was baptised on 26th February 1801, died on 4th July 1844, following which Tharald married (2) Anne Margrethe Larsdatter.  Tharald died on 26th April 1875 and Anne passed away during November 1887.

 

 

 

24N23

Einarda Margrethe Pernille A Collett

Born circa 1840

 

 

 

 

24M44

Karen Martine Christine Collett, who was known as Kaja, was born at Bergen on 4th February 1812.  She never married and died on 10th October 1891.

 

 

 

 

24M47

Herman Christian Collett was born on 14th March 1807 and later worked in a bank as an administrator.  He married (1) Louise Arveschoug who was born on 18th July 1808 with whom he had four children before she died on 3rd March 1843.  He later married (2) Elisabeth Helene Holter with whom he had another three children.  Elisabeth was born on 12th May 1821 and she died on 8th January 1852, following which she was buried that same day at Stromso Cemetery in Drammen.  Herman Christian Collett died many years later on 24th February 1878.

 

 

 

24N24

Anna Cathrine Elisabeth Collett

Born on 12.06.1832

 

24N25

Wilhelmine Louise Collett

Born on 11.05.1834

 

24N26

Christopher Collett

Born on 02.12.1835

 

24N27

Christiane Louise Collett

Born on 12.09.1837

 

24N28

Louis Wilhelm Collett

Born on 20.05.1846

 

24N29

Margrethe Wilhelmine Collett

Born on 30.01.1849

 

24N30

Elisabeth Helene Collett

Born on 02.01.1852

 

 

 

 

24M50

Nicoline Cathrine Collett was born on 2nd December 1818 and never married, and died on 13th October 1900.  During her life she moved from Lunby Gaard to Gulskogen Gard by Drammen, which today is a museum.

 

 

 

 

24M51

Peter Collett was born on 30th May 1820, the second child of John Collett and his wife Marie Christiane Rosen.

 

He was a Master of Chambers (a Kammerherre) and a Minister at the Foreign Office in Stockholm.

 

He was later accredited to Instanbul where he died at just forty years of age on 2nd August 1860, the cause of death possibly being an appendicitis.

 

 

 

 

24M52

Johanne Christine Collett, who was known as Hanne, was born at Kjøbenhavn on 19th February 1822.  She married her second cousin Johan Christian Collett – see Ref. 24M25 (above) for their family details.

 

 

 

 

24N1

Frederik Jonas Lucian Bothfield Collett was born at Christiania on 25th March 1839.  He was an accomplished artist from Lillehammer and was well-known for his landscape paintings.  He never married and in 1901 he was residing at Jernbanegaten 167 in Lillehammer, where he died four years later on 19th April 1914.  Below is one of his oil on canvas paintings completed in 1884.  As recently as January 1997 a book about Frederik was written by Ingrid Blekastad and this refers to paintings on exhibition at the Kuntsmuseum in Lillehammer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24N3

Johanne Collett was born on 4th May 1833.  She married Jens Theodor Paludan Vogt a civil engineer and they had six children.  Jens was born on 23rd September 1830 and he died on 25th October 1892, while Johanne died on 22nd July 1906.  One of their sons was Nils Collett Vogt who became an established author.  He was born in 1864 and died in 1937.  At the age of twenty-eight he visited Italy on a course of study visiting Rome and Sicily.  Two year later he returned to Sicily where he stayed between 1894 and 1895.  Four years later in 1899 he returned again to Italy where he lived until 1904, when he finally settled in France.

 

 

 

 

24N4

Thomas Collett was born on 6th January 1835 and later became a doctor of medicine at Lindaas and later at Lilleby near Drammen.  He married Sine Kobro who was born at Hitteren on 20th September 1843 and who died on 19th June 1920.  Thomas Collett died on 27th January 1898, so by the time of the Norway census in 1910 his widow Sine Collett was living alone at Omstedgaten 4 in Drammen.

 

 

 

24O1

Jonas Martin Collett

Born on 14.10.1865

 

24O2

Isak Kobro Collett

Born on 19.01.1867

 

24O3

Ervine Collett

Born on 27.10.1868

 

24O4

Tom John Collett

Born on 26.08.1871

 

 

 

 

24N5

Robert Collett was born at Christiania on 2nd December 1842, the eldest son of lawyer and literary critic Peter Jonas Collett and his wife, the authoress Camilla Collett.  He was a professor of zoology and was an author like his mother and his brother Alf Collett (below).  When in his early thirties he wrote a book entitled ‘From the World of Insects’, and later wrote three volumes on ‘The Birds of Norway’. 

 

 

 

According to the ‘The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals’ Professor Dr Robert Collett (1842-1913) was a Norwegian zoologist.  He started his working life as an Assistant Curator in 1871, rose to Curator, and finally became Director of the Christiana Museum, a post he held from 1882 until his death.  He was also Professor of Zoology at Christiana University from 1884.  His main interest was ichthyology. 

 

 

 

One of his work colleagues was a Mister Thomas who, in 1904, wrote in one of his original citations, “I have named this specifies Dusky Rat (Rattus colletti) in honour of my friend Dr Robert Collett, of Christiana, the author of the chief paper on the mammals in the region in which it occurs.  Collett described a number of Australian mammals including Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo Dendrolagus lumholtzi. 

 

 

 

Doctor Robert Collett also has an Australian snake named after him (Pseudechis colletti).  The rat is found in the Northern Territory of Australia, while the snake can only be found in Central Queensland.

 

Today they are a popular snake among zoos, exotic snake keepers, and snake collectors generally.

 

 

 

Robert Collett never married and died on 27th January 1913.  Three years earlier, according to the census in 1910, Professor Robert Collett was living at Skovveien 50 in Christiania with his widowed aunt Johanne Christine Collett (Ref. 24M25).  At Svalbard, in Haakon 7 land, there is a mountain named Mount Collett which in Norwegian is ‘Colletthøgda’, and this is named after Professor Robert Collett (1842-1913), the Norwegian zoologist at University of Oslo.

 

 

 

 

24N6

Alf Collett was born on 8th August 1844 and he married Mathilda Sophie Kallevig who was born on 31st August 1845.  The marriage did not produce any children and at the time of the census in 1910 Alf and Mathilda Sophie were living at Inkognitogaten 11 in Christiania.  Mathilda died five years later on 27th April 1915, with Alf dying four years after that during 1919.  Alf wrote several books of the subject of the Collett family of Norway, the first covering the period from 1655 to 1872 which was published in 1883 and entitled ‘An Old Christiania Family’.  This was followed in 1889 by ‘The Collett Family’ and ‘Life in Christiania’ and ‘Pictures of Christiania’ in 1893.  He wrote his last book in 1915 round the time of the death of his wife Mathilda.

 

 

 

Alf Collett’s work on the Collett Family in Norway was later brought up to date by Peter Collett (Ref. 24P47) who commenced his research in 1957, culminating in the publication in 1983 of the ‘Familien Collett 1655 to 1983’.  All of the additions to this family tree since 1983 have also been generously supplied by Peter.

 

 

 

 

24N7

Oscar Collett was born on 23rd December 1845 and was the first Archive Secretary at the Foreign Office in Stockholm.  He was also a Master of Chambers (a Kammerherre).  He never married and died on 20th June 1911.

 

 

 

 

24N8

Emil Collett was born on 30th August 1848 and he married Johanne Andrea Brodtkorb Conradi, who was born on 2nd June 1850.  Emil was an over engineer working on the railway and he died on 12th October 1904.  By the time of the census in 1910 Johanne Andrea Collett was living alone at Thomas Angellsgate 10b  in Trondhjem, and she wife survived her husband by over three decades when, as Andrea Collett, she passed away on 12th March 1936, and was buried at Vår Frelsers Gravlund in Oslo.

 

 

 

24O5

Margrethe Collett          twin

Born on 13.07.1877

 

24O6

Camilla Collett              twin

Born on 13.07.1877

 

24O7

Jonas Georg Johan Collett

Born on 10.05.1883

 

 

 

 

24N9

Anna Christiane Collett was born on 30th March 1847.  She married Karsten Tank Lorange who was born on 15th April 1838 and they had five sons and two daughters.  He died on 27th August 1929 and Anna died in 1933. 

 

 

 

 

24N10

Emma Collett was born on 14th July 1850 and she married Oscar Ludvig Stoud Platou with whom she had three sons.  Oscar was born on 16th July 1845 and he died on 7th January 1929, followed five years later by Emma on 7th April 1934.

 

 

 

 

24N11

Jonas Peter Severin Collett was born on 10th May 1830 and he was a telegraph superintendent.  He married (1) Anna Marie Due who was born on 11th April 1839, but who died on 21st April 1873.  He then married (2) Sofie Haslund who was born on 30th September 1847, but she died shortly after they were married on 13th January 875.  Neither of these marriages produced any children for Jonas.  Following the death of his second wife Jonas then married (3) Johanne Hanna Haberdorph Brock with whom he had two children.  Johanne was born on 13th May 1854 and in 1910 she was a widow living alone at Løvenskioldsgate 12 in Christiania when she was recorded as Johanne Haberdorph Collett.  Her husband Jonas had died just over five years earlier, when he had passed away on 2nd December 1904.  However, she lived to be almost ninety, when she passed away on 13th March 1944.

 

 

 

24O8

Christine Collett

Born on 06.06.1881

 

24O9

Peter Collett

Born on 23.12.1887

 

 

 

 

24N12

Christen Stillsen Collett was born on 7th August 1831 and he was a telegraph inspector.  He never married and died on 12th June 1880.

 

 

 

 

24N13

Alfred Collett was born on 11th July 1840.  He never married and died on 2nd November 1870.

 

 

 

 

24N14

Cathrinus Nicolai Arbo Collett was born on 30th March 1841.  He was a railway engineer and is considered to be the founder of the Swedish branch of the Collett family.  He married Josephine Lucie Holmsen who was born on 27th October 1853.  Cathrinus died on 12th April 1921 and was followed four years later by Josephine who died on 28th June 1925.

 

 

 

This is the start of the Swedish Collett family which forms Part 26 – The Swedish Line

 

 

 

 

24N15

ALBERT PETER SEVERIN COLLETT was born on 15th September 1842.  When he was only twenty-three years old he was asked by Christiania Bank & Kreditkasse to travel to Nord Trøndelag to examine the possibility to save the bankrupt company at Salsbruket.  He was a hard worker and soon started buying land and exporting timber products to England, having set up his own company producing wood pulp at Salsbruket and Bangdalsbruket. 

 

 

 

He married Nanna Höegh and they had ten children.  Albert’s investments in forestry over the years meant that he owned more than 130,000 hectares in Nord Trondelag (more than 500 square miles or 320,000 acres) by the time he died at Nord Trondelag on 25.06.1896.  Albert’s delightfully written letter of 20th August 1873 to Nanna, in which he proposes marriage, can be founded displayed upon the website.

 

 

 

During their married life, Nanna lived in Christiania at Uranienborg Terrasse 11, to enable the children to go to school.  It was an important job, all alone with her husband far away, and it was only during the summer that she travelled north the 800 km to Mo Gard by horse and buggy to be reunited with Albert.  Following the death of her husband at the age of 54, when she was only 42, Nanna’s oldest son Johan, who was twenty-one, took over the responsibility not only of running the business activities, but also to help his mother to ensure the younger children received a good education.

 

 

 

Albert Collett’s home at Mo Gard is today a well known tourist resort and is renowned for good salmon fishing.  Albert’s wife Nanna, who was born at Senjen on 4th June 1854, died on 31st January 1921.  In 1910 the widow Nanna Collett was residing at Uranienborg Terrasse 11 in Christiania, with just three of her children still living there with her.  They were Ove Gulberg Høegh Collett, Knut Ørn Høegh Collett, and Albert Jonas August Collett.  The Collett plaque on the family tomb at the Nykirke Church near Buskerud Gard includes the name of Albert’s and Nanna’s daughter Johanne who died when only one month old.  The inscription reads ‘Johanne Antonette barn av Brugseier Albert Peter Severine Collett og Hustru Nanna fodt Höegh * 28 4 1883 + 30 5 1883’.

 

 

 

A headstone at the more recent multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund near Vigeland Park in Oslo bears the inscription “Albert P S Collett F. 15 Sept. 1842 D. 25 Juni 1896”.  Beneath this are the details for his son Albert and his wife Nanna, which read as follows:  “Albert J A Collett F. 17 Dec. 1892 D. 12 Dec. 1918” and “Nanna Collett F. Höegh F. 4 Juni 1854 D. 31 Jan. 1921”.

 

 

 

The following is an interesting extract from a book written by Sir Henry Pottinger in 1905 entitled “Flood, Fell and Forest”.

 

 

 

“This hunting ground, comprising the districts round Mo and Oplo on the Indre Folden fiord, was a huge freehold estate belonging to that perfect gentleman, prince of timber merchants and kindest of landlords, the late Albert Collett of Christiania.  His successor is his eldest son Johan Collett who now conducts the business on another immense family estate at Bangsund not far from Namsos.  Mo and Oplo have been for some years deserted by the lumbermen as no more timber will I believe be felled in those forests for at least another generation.”

 

 

 

24O10

Johan Collett

Born on 22.11.1874 at Trondhjem

 

24O11

Emil Collett

Born on 22.11.1875 at Trondhjem

 

24O12

Oscar Collett

Born on 09.12.1877 at Trondhjem

 

24O13

Arthur Collett

Born on 08.05.1879 at Christiania

 

24O14

Axel Collett

Born on 06.08.1880 at Christiania

 

24O15

Johanne Antonette Collett

Born on 28.04.1883; died on 30.05.1883

 

24O16

Ove Gulberg Höegh Collett

Born on 22.01.1885 at Christiania

 

24O17

Dagny Karen Ann Collett

Born on 02.03.1888 at Christiania

 

24O18

KNUT ORN HöEGH COLLETT

Born on 11.11.1889 at Christiania

 

24O19

Albert Jonas August Collett

Born on 17.12.1892 at Christiania

 

 

 

 

24N16

Karen Elise Theodora Collett, who was known as Kaja, was born on 17th August 1844.  She married Ole Herman Johannes Krag who was born on 7th April 1837 and they had one son and two daughters.

 

 

 

 

24N17

William Collett was born on 29th March 1840 and married Beda Wilhelmine Sandelin from Kihlbom, who was born at Mariestad in Sweden on 27th May 1839.  Beda was born on 27th May 1837 and William died on 24th May 1915.  Five years earlier William was a postmaster in Larvik, where he was living with his wife Beda at Storgate 28, according to the census of 1910.

 

 

 

 

24N19

Eugene Beauharnais Ferdinand Collett was born in France on 15th July 1849.  He married (1) Frida Wahlberg and adopted Charles Otto Lund who took the name Charles Otto Collett.  Frida was born on 20th May 1853 and she died on 7th March 1898. 

 

Eugene lived on for another thirty-four years during which he married (2) Thea Lindholm who was born on 10th March 1887 and who died during December 1922.  Eugene died on 11th November 1932.  Eugene’s adopted son Charles Otto was the son of Eugene’s sister Marie Collett (below) and Anders Jacob Lund.

 

 

 

During his life Eugene was the proud owner of the barque sailing ship ‘Pharos’.  The vessel was launched on 8th August 1898 by the Grangemouth Dockyard Company from their shipbuilding yard at Grangemouth in Scotland.  It was a handsomely modelled steel barque of 1,300 tons, made to the order of Eugene Collett of Hamburg.  On taking the water she was gracefully named the Pharos by Miss Olsen of Norway.  A report of the event at that time stated that “The Pharos has been built to the highest class at Lloyd’s, under special survey, and is intended for the general carrying trade, and will be commanded by Captain Andersen who superintended her construction.

 

 

 

24O20

Charles Otto Lund Collett

Born on 30.10.1878 at Christiana

 

 

 

 

24N21

Marie Collett was born on 24th July 1855.  She married (1) Anders Jacob Lund and they had four children, including a son Charles Otto Lund who was adopted by Marie’s brother Eugene Collett (above).  Anders was born in 1818 and he died on 11th June 1896.  Following the death of her first husband, Marie married (2) Axel Leonard Sernquist who was born on 8th April 1854 and he died on 10th March 1914.  That second marriage for Marie produced three daughters and one son.

 

 

 

 

24N22

Charles Otto de Bretteville Collett was born on 30th May 1859.  He married Valborg Sophie Mordt with whom he had one child.  Valborg was born on 14th April 1857.  Charles died on 12th November 1891.

 

 

 

24O21

Charles Collett

Born on 03.01.1880

 

 

 

 

24N23

Einarda Margrethe Pernille Ankar Collett was born around 1840, and certainly sometime before 1844 when her mother died.  It was on 2nd October 1859 that she married Soren Christensen Munkholm with whom she had two sons and daughter.

 

 

 

 

24N24

Anna Cathrine Elisabeth Collett was born on 12th June 1832.  She married (1) Soren Daniel Schiotz but they had no children.  Soren, who was born on 24th December 1828, was a company surgeon.  He died aged 35 on 7th March 1864, following which Anna married (2) Christian Bors a consul born in 1823 who died on 16th May 1905.  Anna died ten years later on 31st August 1915.

 

 

 

 

24N25

Wilhelmine Louise Collett, who was known as Mina, was born on 11th May 1834.  She married district doctor Morten Andreas Leigh Aabel with whom she had five daughters and five sons.  Morten was born on 10th February 1830 and he died on 9th May 1901, while Wilhelmine died four months later on 14th September 1901.

 

 

 

24O22

Guttorm Aabel

Born on 03.11.1858; died in 1948

 

24O23

Christian Collett Aabel

Born on 16.06.1860; died in 1931

 

24O24

Ragnhild Aabel

Born on 21.03.1862; died 11.01.1954

 

24O25

Louise Margrethe Aabel

Born on 14.01.1864; died 14.11.1874

 

24O26

Astrid Aabel

Born on 16.10.1865; died 10.01.1952

 

24O27

Stein Peder Pavels Aabel

Born on 13.05.1867; died 29.11.1874

 

24O28

Hauk Erlendson Aabel

Born on 21.04.1869; died 12.12.1961

 

24O29

Olaf Andreas Wilhelm Aabel

Born on 11.10.1872; died in 1942

 

24O30

Anna Aabel

Born on 11.06.1875; died 08.06.1876

 

24O31

Margit Aabel

Born on 11.05.1877; died 08.06.1951

 

 

 

 

24N26

Christopher Collett was born on 2th December 1835 and was a student when he died on 21.09.1864.  It is likely he was living and studying in Drammen, since it was there that he was buried that same day at Stromso Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

24N27

Christiane Louise Collett was born on 12th September 1837 and she married Paul Hoy Blich.  Paul was born on 6th May 1826 and he died on 23rd October 1906.  Together they had four sons of which only two survived beyond childhood.

 

 

 

 

24N28

Louis Wilhelm Collett was born at Drammen on 20th May 1846 and he married Kirsten Elisabeth Pay who was also born at Drammen on 8th November 1846, as were all of their children.  Louis was a bank cashier at Drammen and in 1910 he was living at Øvre Storgate 51 in Drammen with his wife Kirsten and their eldest son Christian Collett.  Louis Wilhelm Collett died nineteen years later on 23rd June 1929, and was buried at Stromso Cemetery in Drammen on 26th June 1929.  His wife Kirsten passed away a few years later on 30th November 1932 and was buried with her husband at Stromso on 6th December 1932.

 

 

 

24O32

Herman Christian Collett

Born on 25.01.1876 at Drammen

 

24O33

Ernest Collett

Born on 13.07.1877 at Drammen

 

24O34

Anna Bors Collett

Born on 12.04.1879 at Drammen

 

24O35

Elisabeth Collett

Born on 18.01.1881 at Drammen

 

24O36

James Collett

Born on 11.03.1886 at Drammen

 

24O37

Louise Wilhelmine Collett

Born on 16.05.1891 at Drammen

 

 

 

 

24N29

Margrethe Wilhelmine Collett was born at Drammen on 30th January 1849 and in 1910 she was living at Josefinesgate 40 in Christiania, where she died on 14th February 1914.

 

 

 

 

24N30

Elisabeth Helene Collett, who was known as Elise, was born on 2nd January 1852 and she married Skjalm Olaf Bang who was born on 9th June 1845.  They had two sons and two daughters.  Skjalm died on 6th August 1910 and while Elisabeth passed away on 14th February 1914.  T C Collett Bang died in 1957 and was buried at Stromso Cemetery in Drammen on 26th March 1957, while Sofie Elisabeth C Collett Bang was buried there on 17th September 1974.  Whether that was his wife or his sister is not known at this time.

 

 

 

 

24O1

Jonas Martin Collett was born on 14th October 1865.  He never married and he died on 18th December 1892.

 

 

 

 

24O2

Isak Kobro Collett was born at Lindaaer on 19th January 1867.  He married Jenny Augusta Arntzen who was born at Grimstad on 10th March 1875 and he became a doctor of medicine at Eidsvoll.  They had six children before Isak died on 2nd September 1911.  Just prior to his death Isak and his family were living at Fredheim in Eidsvold according to the Norway census of 1910.  On that occasion the family was listed as I Collett, Jenny Colett, Ingrid Collett, Thomas Collett, Rolf Collett, and Fredrik Collett.  Jenny lived on for another forty years and died on 17th March 1951.

 

 

 

24P1

Ingrid Collett

Born on 26.07.1897 at Eidsvold

 

24P2

Thomas Collett             twin

Born on 24.12.1898 at Eidsvold

 

24P3

Louise Collett                  twin

Born on 24.12.1898; died 29.01.1900

 

24P4

infant Collett

Born in 1900 and died in 1900

 

24P5

Rolf Collett

Born on 08.05.1905 at Eidsvold

 

24P6

Fredrik Collett

Born on 17.07.1908 at Eidsvold

 

 

 

 

24O3

Ervine Collett, who was known as Lilla, was born on 27th October 1868.  She married Aage Skavlan Blackstad and they had four children: Sigrun, Leif, Trygve and Finn but Trygve died as a child.  Aage was born on 8th June 1875 and he died on 16th April 1926, while Lilla had passed away four years earlier on 26th April 1922.

 

 

 

 

24O4

Tom John Collett was born at Lindaas on 26th August 1871.  He was a lawyer in Narvik and married (1) Thrine Essendorp Kobro with whom he had five children.  Thrine was born at Karlsø on 1st May 1875 and she died on 6th February 1911.  It was during the previous year that Tom and his family were listed in the census of 1910 as living at King Haakons Gate in Narvik.  Living there with him was his wife Trine and their three surviving child, who were Kaare, Ragnild, and Julie who was named as Julie Kobro Collett.  Following the death of his first wife Tom married (2) Alfnild Lilla Dovle and together they had one child.  Lilla, as she was known, was born on 20th July 1871 and she died on 4th December 1951 and was buried at Vår Frelsers Gravlund in Oslo.  Tom John Collett died twelve years earlier on 13th September 1939, when was buried at the Narvik Gamle Cemetery in Narvik.

 

 

 

24P7

Jonas Collett

Born on 17.03.1903; died 18.03.1903

 

24P8

Tom John Collett

Born on 01.05.1904; died 08.06.1904

 

24P9

Kaare Collett

Born on 19.04.1905 at Narvik

 

24P10

Ragnhild Collett

Born on 01.03.1908 at Narvik

 

24P11

Julie Essendorp Collett

Born on 04.05.1910 at Narvik

 

24P12

Lilla Collett

Born on 05.09.1915 at Oslo

 

 

 

 

24O5

Margrethe Collett was a twin with her sister Camilla (below) and was born on 13th July 1877.  She married John Oliver Wardrop who was born on 10th October 1864 and who became the British Consul in Bergen.  The couple had two sons and a daughter.

 

 

 

 

24O6

Camilla Collett was on 13th July 1877 and was a twin with her sister Margrethe (above).  She married Harald Buch who was born on 1st January 1872.  Camilla Buch nee Collett died during 1973 and was buried at Vår Frelsers Gravlund in Oslo on 12th October 1973.

 

 

 

24P13

Ellisiv Andrea Buch

Born on 04.02.1908

 

24P14

Camilla Collett Buch

Born on 04.07.1910

 

24P15

Ada Buch

Born on 19.09.1914

 

 

 

 

24O7

Jonas Georg Johan Collett was born on 10th May 1883.  He married (1) Maalfrid Dobloug who was born on 14th August 1883, but the marriage produced no children.  Jonas later married (2) Eva Mathiesen, who was born on 29th October 1893, but again there were no children.  It was simply as Jonas Collett that he died on 2nd February 1968, following which he was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.  His first wife Maalfrid Collett nee Dobloug had died on 11th December 1946 and was buried at Gamle Aker kirkegård in Oslo, while Eva Collett nee Mathiesen survived her husband by five years, when she died on 16th September 1973 and was then buried with him at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.

 

 

 

 

24O8

Christine Collett, who was known as Kine, was born on 6th June 1881.  She married Jacob Johannes Brock Utne who was born on 18th July 1867 and who died on 9th February 1954.  There were no children from the marriage and Kine died on 12th April 1963.

 

 

 

 

24O9

Peter Collett was born on 23rd December 1887.  He married Ragnhild Halvorsen and they had one son and one daughter before Peter died on 5th June 1926.  Ragnhild lived the next fifty-five years as a widow until she died on 6th November 1981.

 

 

 

24P16

Karen Collett

Born on 25.04.1923

 

24P17

Jonas Collett

Born on 29.10.1924; 14.01.1927

 

 

 

 

24O10

Johan Collett of Oslo was born at Trondhjema on 22nd November 1874 and was the oldest of the ten children of Albert Peter Severin Collett and Nanna Hoegh.  At the age of twenty-one he took over the running of the family company business of Albert Collett when his father died in 1896.  The Norway census in 1910 included an entry for Johan Collett who was born on 22nd November 1874, as residing at Observatoriegate 2b in Christiania, but not with any of his family living there with him.  It would therefore appear that he was divorced from his first wife by then, and she most likely had their two children living with her.  Johan was married three times; the first time to (1) Ellen Eger who was born on 23rd April 1882 with whom he had two daughters.  Ellen, from whom he was divorced, died in 1966.  It was during 1915, and following his divorce from Ellen Eger, that Johan then married (2) Kathleen Ragnhild Falsen who was born on 4th April 1894 and with whom he had a further three daughters. 

 

 

 

Kathleen, from whom Johan was also later divorced, died on 15th August 1971.  He then finally married (3) Rosa Louise Martens who was born on 27th November 1902 and with whom he had another daughter.  Johan Collett died on 2nd June 1969 and Rosa Louise Collett nee Martens died on 13th January 1994.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscriptions “Johan Collett * 22-11-1874 + 2-6-1969” and “Rosa L Collett FODT Martens * 27-11-1902 + 13-1-1994”.

 

 

 

Kathleen Ragnhild Falsen, the grandmother of Johan Peter Hancke the son of Kathleen Collett (Ref. 24P22), was the great granddaughter of Christian Magnus Falsen (1782-1830), Norway's equivalent of Thomas Jefferson, who has been honoured by being called The Father of the Norwegian Constitution. 

 

His constitution draft and his intense drive to create the Constitution in 1814 and the new country of Norway were instrumental in achieving both goals. 

 

It is therefore very interesting that it is Christian M

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Falsen who is depicted in the famous painting hanging in the Norwegian Parliament building (above) reading aloud the new constitution at Eidsvoll on 17th May 1814, the painting also including the brothers Jonas and Johan Collett (Ref. 24L8 and 24L9) who were also involved in the process.

 

 

 

24P18

Rigmor Collett

Born on 29.12.1903

 

24P19

Else Collett

Born on 08.09.1905

 

24P20

Nanna Elisabeth Collett

Born on 04.06.1917

 

24P21

Camilla Collett

Born on 20.09.1919

 

24P22

Kathleen Collett

Born on 22.08.1921

 

24P23

Rose Kathrine Agnes Collett

Born on 04.09.1948

 

 

 

 

24O11

Emil Collett was born at Trondhjem on 22nd November 1875 and he was an engineer in Oslo.  He was also an inventor and started the first production of fertiliser for Norsk Hydro in 1905 and he had a consulting company in Paris.  He invented a punched card machine, and in 1932 started production of SanaSol, a popular vitamin product which was sold or produced on license in sixty-seven countries during the first 25 years of the company Collett & Co.

 

 

 

He married Gudrun von der Lippe who was born at Eidsfors Jarlsberg on 14th February 1890.  At the time of the Norway census in 1910 Emil and Gudrun were was living at Villa Carlsro in Aker.  Emil died on 9th June 1940, while Gudrun was in Malaga when she passed away over twenty years later on 19th November 1961.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscriptions “Emil Collett FODT 22-12-1875 DOD 9-6-1940” and “Gudrun Collett FODT von der Lippe 14-2-1890 DOD in Malaga 19-11-1961”.

 

 

 

24P24

John Albert Collett

Born on 03.08.1911 at Aker

 

24P25

Nanna Elise Collett

Born on 27.05.1913 at Aker

 

 

 

 

24O12

Oscar Collett of Oslo was born at Trondhjem on 9th December 12.1877.  He later became forest-candidate, and joined his brother Johan Collett (above) running the activities of the family company of Albert Collett.  He started planting trees, and was honoured with the Kings’ St. Olav Medal for this new way of cultivation.  He married Maria Iversen who was known as Mia, and who was born at Christiania on 26th November 1887. 

 

 

 

The Norway census in 1910 is quite interesting, since it recorded the family living at Fagerholmen in Klingen, when it comprised Oscar and his wife Maria, together with their two daughters Ingeborg and Karen.  However, also registered at that same address was Oscar’s mother Nanna, his eldest brother Johan (above) and his youngest brother Albert, even though they were all recorded elsewhere on that same day.  Oscar Collett died on 9th June 1950, while his wife Mia died twenty-five years after on 23rd June 1975.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscriptions “Oscar Collett FODT. 9-12-1877 DOD. 9-6-1950” and “Maria Collett FODT. 26-11-1887 DOD. 23-6-1975”.

 

 

 

24P26

Aase Ingeborg Collett

Born on 02.01.1909

 

24P27

Karen Collett

Born on 12.02.1910

 

24P28

Eva Collett

Born on 17.09.1914

 

24P29

Carl Oscar Collett

Born on 02.02.1922

 

 

 

 

24O13

Arthur Collett was born at Christiania on 8th May 1879 and was a doctor of medicine in Oslo specialising in childcare.  He was responsible for among others the Princesses Ragnhild and Astrid and Crown Prince Harald.  The soap manufacturer Lilleborg asked his permission to market ‘Dr. Colletts Barnesepe’ a soap for children.  Arthur also performed the role of the doctor for all of the members of the family.  He married Ingeborg Wedel Jarlsberg who was born on 17th June 1889 and she died on 31st March 1951, and was followed by Arthur who died on 2nd August 1968.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Ingeborg Collett F. Wedel Jarlsberg 1889 – 1951”.  Beneath this are two further inscriptions, these being her husband Arthur Collett and son Robert, which read “Arthur Collett 1879 – 1968” and “Robert Collett 1914 – 1941”.

 

 

 

24P30

Alice Collett

Born on 23.09.1913

 

24P31

James Robert Collett

Born on 24.08.1914

 

24P32

Nini Ingeborg Collett

Born on 23.03.1917

 

24P33

Karen Harriet Collett

Born on 07.05.1923

 

 

 

 

24O14

Axel Collett was born at Christiania on 6th August 1880 and was an engineer in Oslo having gained his diploma in Dresden.  He eventually took over the technical responsibility of running the Albert Collett company.  He married (1) Lucie Trozelli Krefting who was born on 4th July 1896.  In 1908 Axel became a partner in the company Albert Collett AS which had been set up by his late father.  Two years later Axel was recorded in error in the census of 1910 as Askel Collett from Kolvereid who was born there on 6th August 1880.  At that time in his life he was living alone at Salsbruket in Kolvereid.

 

 

 

New information received during 2007 from Kaare Knutson, whose wife Bente is the daughter of Brita Lucie Collett and grandchild of Axel and Lucie, confirmed that the couple were divorced in 1933 and that Lucie died on 14th September 1988.  Over five years later, on 9th January 1939, Axel married (2) Valborg Marie Oulie-Hansen who was born on 10th February 1903.  At some stage in his life Axel worked for the company of Albert Collett set up by his father (Ref. 24N15).

 

 

 

Axel Collett died on 17th January 1968 while his second wife Valborg Marie Collett nee Oulie-Hansen survived him by nearly thirty years when she died on 24th April 1997.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Axel Collett FODT. 6-8-1880 DOD. 17-1-1968” under which is the inscription for his second wife which reads “Valborg Collett FODT. 10-2-1903 DOD. 24-4-1997”.

 

 

 

24P34

Martha Cathrine Collett

Born on 01.03.1916

 

24P35

Brita Lucie Collett

Born on 03.07.1917

 

24P36

Gurli Anne Margrethe Collett

Born on 07.12.1918

 

24P37

Albert Peter Severin Collett

Born on 07.12.1921

 

24P38

Jonas Rudolf Collett

Born on 23.09.1928

 

 

 

 

24O16

Ove Guldberg Hoegh Collett of Oslo as born at Christiania on 22nd January 1885.  In 1910 he was one of three sons still living with his widowed mother at Uranienborg Terrasse 11 in Christiania.  He later married Esther Somme who was born on 1st March 1891.  Ove later became a director of Collett & Co the family business originally established by his father Albert Collett (Ref. 24N15).  In 1932 he also joined his brother Emil Collett (above) in starting the production of SanaSol, and was the driving force in marketing the product worldwide.  Ove Guldberg Hoegh Collett died on 18th June 1970 and fifteen years later, almost to the exact day, Esther died on 18th June 1985.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Ove Collett 22-1-1885 18-6-1970” followed by the inscription for his wife which reads “Esther Collett 1-3-1891 18-6-1985”.

 

 

 

24P39

Grete Collett

Born on 01.01.1914

 

24P40

Celine Esther Collett

Born on 15.01.1916

 

24P41

Ove Guldberg Hoegh Collett

Born on 01.01.1922

 

 

 

 

24O17

Dagny Karen Ann Collett, who was known as Karen, as born at Christiania on 2nd March 1888.  She married Sigurd Fougner of Oslo who was born on 10th September 1879 and who died on 18th February 1959.  Karen Fougner nee Collett died on 17th August 1974.  It may be of interest to note that Dagny’s niece Rigmor Collett (Ref. 24P18) married Finn Fougner (born 1901) who was possibly Sigurd’s younger brother.  And that Aase Ingeborg Collett (Ref. 24P26) married Eiliv Fougner (born 1904) who was very likely Finn’s brother.

 

 

 

24P42

Berit Fougner

Born on 08.04.1910; died Sept 2008

 

24P43

Sven Fougner

Born on 25.05.1911; died in 2008

 

24P44

Arne Fougner

Born on 08.02.1913

 

24P45

Sissel Karen Ingeborg Fougner

Born on 16.08.1916

 

24P46

Knut Axel Backe Fougner

Born on 20.01.1919; died in 2008

 

 

 

 

24O18

KNUT ORN HOEGH COLLETT of Oslo was born at Christiania on 11th November 1889.  Like his brother Axel Collett (above), Knut also studied in Dresden where he gained his diploma in engineering.  And it was as a student that he was listed in the census of 1910 when he was one of three brothers still living with his widowed mother at Uranienborg Terrasse 11 in Christiania Following the death of his mother Nanna in 1921, he started up a company rebuilding automotive engines, producing pistons etc.  He was also a chairman in Collett & Co.

 

 

 

Knut married Wilhelmine Margrethe Bang who was born on 16th May 1903.  Knut was a civil engineer and became a director of Moller & Larsen.  He died on 19th February 1976 and was followed by Wilhelmine who died on 28th June 1997.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Knut Orn Hoegh Collett FODT. 11-11-1889 DOD. 19-2-1976”.  Underneath this and on the same stone is the inscription for his wife which reads “Wilhelmine Collett FODT. 16-5-1903 DOD. 28-6-1997”.

 

 

 

24P47

PETER COLLETT

Born on 07.09.1926

 

24P48

Knut Orn Collett

Born on 20.08.1928

 

24P49

Karen Cecilie Wilhelmine Collett

Born on 28.01.1932

 

 

 

 

24O19

Albert Jonas August Collett was born at Christiania on 17th December 1892 and was the youngest of the ten children of Albert Peter Severin Collett and Nanna Hoegh.  At the age of 18 he and two of his brothers, Ove and Knut (above), who were still living in the family home at Uranienborg Terrasse 11 in Christiania with their widowed mother Nanna Collett.  When he was twenty-four years old Albert (John) Collett of Norway was listed as an immigrant to Australia, where at Isisford on 28th October 1916, he was issued with an Alien Registration Certificate.  Isisford at that time was a very a small township in the middle of Queensland.

 

 

 

Sadly just over two years later Albert died five days before his twenty-sixth birthday on 12th December 1918.  The cause of death was the Spanish flu pandemic which was sweeping around the world at that time.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Albert J A Collett F. 17 Dec. 1892 D. 12 Dec. 1918” and is one the same headstone as his father Albert and mother Nanna.