PART TWENTY-FOUR

 

The Norwegian Line – 1890 to 2008

 

This is the third 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 in section two

 

 

24O20

Charles Otto Lund Collett was born at Christiana on 30th October 1878 and on 23rd November 1911 he married Ida Alice Clara Loeck who was born in Hamburg on 21st October 1887, a daughter of Otto Loeck and Eleanor Ida May of No 22 Agnesstrasse.  Charles, who was also known as Chasso, was the son of Marie Collett and Anders Jacob Lund (Ref. 24N21) and was adopted by Marie’s brother Eugene Beauharnais Ferdinand Collett (Ref. 24N19) and his wife Frida Walhberg.  The eldest sister of Ida Alice Clara Loeck, Nora Loeck, married Harry Morgan Stoe Man and they were the parents of David Man in America, who has a website for his family history which also includes some brief details of this Collett family.

 

 

 

Now long after they were married Chasso and Ida left Norway and headed west to America.  Once there they settled in the town of Sewickley, north-west of Pittsburgh, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania where Chasso worked for the Crucible Steel Company of America.  It was at the Western District Court of Pennsylvania on the 9th December 1913 that Charles Otto Lund Collett from Norway was granted American citizenship.  By that time the first of the couple’s three sons had been born at Sewickley, where the other two were born during the following four years.  Within two years of the birth of their last known child, the family travelled to Japan during 1919 to live there for around two of years.  However, the names and details for all five members of the family were included on the passenger list for the vessel, the SS Hoosier State, which sailed out of Yokohama on 1st February 1922.  Two weeks later the family disembarked at San Francisco on 15th February 1922.

 

 

 

The details on the passenger list confirmed that Charles O Collett from Norway was 43, his wife Ida L Collett from Hamburg was 34, Charles H Collett was nine, Niels W Collett was seven and Otto E Collett was four years of age.  The place of birth for all three sons was Sewickley, while the dates of birth of every member of the family were also confirmed.  It is interesting that the passenger list also stated that their address in the United States was simply Sewickley PA, but without a full address given.

 

 

 

While they still had a young family Charles and Ida left America and finally settled in England and are known to have lived for some years in East Hindhead, Surrey.  It was also at Ewell in Surrey that the death of Charles Otto Collett of Deepdene on Epsom Road took place on 15th October 1949.  On that day he had been mowing the lawn at home, while Ida was visiting relatives in Germany, when he had a heart attack, from which he died shortly after.  His Will was proved in London on 15th April the following year when his widow Ida Loeck Collett was named as the executor of his estate of £767 4 Shillings.

 

 

 

24P50

Charles Henry Collett

Born on 08.10.1912 at Sewickley, Pen.

 

24P51

Niels Wolff Collett

Born on 27.03.1915 at Sewickley, Pen.

 

24P52

Otto Edward Collett

Born on 10.07.1917 at Sewickley, Pen.

 

 

 

 

24O21

Charles Collett was born on 3rd January 1880.  Later in his life he lived in Hong Kong where he died during the month of July in 1908.

 

 

 

 

24O32

Herman Christian Collett was born at Drammen on 25th January 1876.  He never married and died on 13th June 1946, following which he was buried at Stromso Cemetery in Drammen.

 

 

 

 

24O33

Ernest Collett was born at Drammen on 13th July 1877 and he married Caroline Mathilda Larsen who was born at Drammen on 7th October 1879.  Just prior to the birth of their only known child Ernest and Mathilda were living at Bragerhagen 58 in Drammen.  Caroline Mathilda Collett nee Larsen died on 25th June 1969 and was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.  Ernest Collett had died ten years earlier on 14th November 1959 and was also buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.

 

 

 

24P53

Kirsten Louise Collett

Born on 06.10.1912

 

 

 

 

24O34

Anna Bors Collett was born at Drammen on 12th April 1879.  She never married and died on 18th January 1962 and was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.

 

 

 

 

24O35

Elisabeth Collett was born at Drammen on 18th January 1881 and, just like her sister Anna (above), she never married and died on 30th December 1967 and was buried that same day at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.  Many years earlier, at the time of the census in 1910, Elizabeth Collett was living at Nils Juelsgate 29 in Christiania with just her sister Louise Collett (below) for company.

 

 

 

 

24O36

James Collett was born at Drammen on 11th March 1886.  In the census of 1910 he was recorded as bachelor James Janus Collett, when he was residing at Holbergs plads 1 in Christiania (Oslo).  He married (1) Angerd Sander and they had one son.  He later married (2) Wenche Susanna (Sussi) Sivle who was born on 8th June 1888 and who died on 11th March 1981, following which she was buried on 12th March 1981 at Stromsgodset, Drammen.  James Collett had died nine years earlier on 21st March 1972 and was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Olso.

 

 

 

24P54

Tom Louis Collett

Born on 21.11.1917

 

 

 

 

24O37

Louise Wilhelmine Collett was born at Drammen on 16th May 1891.  At the age of nineteen Louise Collett was recorded in the census of 1910 as living with her older sister Elizabeth Collett (above) at Nils Juelsgate 29 in Christiania.  It was around eight years after that when she married Thomas Hoie who was born on 28th April 1893.  Louise almost survived to see her one-hundredth birthday when she died on 27th February 1991, following which she was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.

 

 

 

24P55

Hans Christian Hoie

Born on 13.07.1919

 

24P56

Anna Elisabeth Hoie

Born on 07.11.1921

 

24P57

Kirsten Helene Hoie

Born on 05.03.1932

 

 

 

 

24P1

Ingrid Collett was born at Eidsvold on 26th July 1897 and was living with her family at Fredheim in Eidsvold in 1910.  She never married and died on 1st October 1975.

 

 

 

 

24P2

Thomas Collett was the surviving twin who was born at Eidsvold on 23rd December 1898.  He later married Agnes Tellefsen who was born on 26th November 1899.  At the time of the Norway census in 1910 unmarried Thomas was still living with his parents at Fredheim in Eidsvold.  Agnes Collett nee Tellefsen died on 25th September 1971, while her husband passed away almost exactly seven years later when Thomas Collett died on 26th September 1978.

 

 

 

24Q1

Isak Collett

Born on 24.04.1930

 

 

 

 

24P5

Rolf Collett was born at Eidsvold on 8th May 1905 and was living with his family at Fredheim in Eidsvold in 1910.  He later married Elise Dorothea Nagelstad who was born on 22nd October 1907.  Elise Dorothea Collett nee Nagelstad died on 18th March 1984 and just over six years after Rolf Collett passed away on 7th July 1990.

 

 

 

24Q2

Erik Collett

Born on 22.09.1932

 

24Q3

Cecilia Louise Collett

Born on 24.10.1934

 

24Q4

Inger Lise Collett

Born on 19.06.1946

 

 

 

 

24P6

Fredrik Collett was born at Eidsvold on 17th July 1908 and was living with his family at Fredheim in Eidsvold in 1910.  He later married Ellen Sofie Hansen who was born on 21st December 1902.  Fredrik died on 14th May 1982, while his wife Ellen Sofie Collett nee Hansen died during 1992 and was buried at Nordre Gravlund in Skien on 29th April 1992.

 

 

 

 

24P9

Kaare Collett was born at Narvik on 19th April 1905 and he was living with his family at King Haakons Gate in Narvik in 1910.  He later married Randi Margrethe Aanensen who was born on 18th August 1915.  They had no children and Kaare Collett died on 3rd May 1982.

 

 

 

 

24P10

Ragnhild Collett of Namsos was born at Narvik on 1st March 1908 and she was living with her family at King Haakons Gate in Narvik in 1910.  She married Kare Prytz who was born in 1902 and who died in 1958.  They had two sons and a daughter, the youngest son having been born at Doha in Qatar. 

 

 

 

The town of Namsos has a relatively short, but chequered history.  First established in 1845 comprising mostly timber houses, it was destroyed by fire on three occasions.  The first 1872, then again in 1897 and finally on 20th April 1940 when the town was bombed by German planes to mark Hitler’s birthday.

 

 

 

24Q5

Kjell Amund Prytz

Born on 06.05.1935

 

24Q6

Trude Prytz

Born on 16.04.1938

 

24Q7

Tom Collett Prytz

Born on 23.11.1946

 

 

 

 

24P11

Julie Essendorp Collett of Oslo was born at Narvik on 4th May 1910 and she was living with her family at King Haakons Gate in Narvik in 1910 when she was named as Julie Kobro Collett after her mother Trine Kobro.  It therefore seems likely that her name was changed some time after 1910.  She married Ernest Sinding a college lecturer but they had no children.  Ernest died on 21st September 1962.

 

 

 

 

24P12

Lilla Collett of Oslo was born at Narvik on 5th September 1915.  She married (1) Herbert Thorsen on 19th October 1940 with whom she had no children.  She later married (2) Thomas Gaarder who was born on 8th July 1915, while both of their children were in Blommenholm.

 

 

 

24Q8

Gunhild Gaarder

Born on 01.10.1948

 

24Q9

Hans Thomas Gaarder

Born on 04.06.1954

 

 

 

 

24P16

Karen Collett was born on 25th April 1923 and she married Erik Moen who was born on 11th January 1921.  They had two sons and two daughters and Karen Moen nee Collett died on 3rd October 2004.

 

 

 

24Q10

Wenche Collett Moen

Born on 18.11.1947

 

24Q11

Karen Johanne Collett Moen

Born on 24.05.1950

 

24Q12

Tore Collett Moen

Born on 30.10.1951

 

24Q13

John Peter Collett Moen

Born on 13.05.1953 in Oslo

 

 

 

 

 

 

24P18

Rigmor Collett of Oslo was born on 29th December 1903.  She married Finn Fougner who was born on 18th March 1901 and they had two sons and a daughter.  There is an earlier mention of the Fougner family at Ref. 24O17, and a later mention at Ref. 24P26.

 

 

 

 

24P19

Else Collett was born in Norway on 8th September 1905 and married her Danish relative Harald Peter Otto Collet – see The Denmark Line Ref. 25P4 for further family details.  Elsie Collett died on 17th April 1990.  Harald’s great grandfather was the brother of Else’s great grandfather.  It show also be noted that the Danish branch of the Collett spelt their name with only one t.

 

 

 

 

24P20

Nanna Elisabeth Collett was born on 4th June 1917.  She never married and died on 14th February 1958 at the age of forty.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Nanna Collett FODT 4-6-1917 DOD 17-2-1958”.  The name of her sister Kathleen Collett (below) is also listed on the same headstone.

 

 

 

 

24P21

Camilla Collett of Oslo was born on 20th September 1919.  She married in Oslo to director Andreas Ebbing and they had three daughters and a son.  Andreas was born on 27th August 1918 and died on 22nd December 1983.  Camilla Ebbing nee Collett died on 26th December 2003.

 

 

 

 

24P22

Kathleen Collett was born in Christiania on 22nd August 1921.  She married ambassador Rolf Fredrik Hancke who was born on 17th July 1920.  The marriage produced twin sons Fredrik Rolf and Johan Peter Hancke who were born on 20th December 1947 and a daughter Karen Kristine Hancke who was born on 19th August 1953.  It was as a result of Rolf’s work that the family lived in New York from 1950 to 1953, and that was followed by a year in Copenhagen.  From 1959 to 1965 they lived in Washington, immediately following which they lived for the next two years in Geneva.

 

 

 

In 1971 Kathleen and Rolf were divorced when Kathleen was living in Oslo and Rolf was ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) in Paris.  Three years later Rolf died on 30th November 1974.  Towards the end of that decade Kathleen left Oslo when she moved to Bergen in the late 1970s.  And it was at Brattholmen on Sotra, just west of Bergen, that Kathleen Hancke nee Collett died on 30th January 1984 at the age of 62. 

 

 

 

By a strange coincidence on the very evening that Kathleen Collett would have been eighty-eight years old, her two sons and many other members of the Collett family from Norway and abroad were taking part in a Collett celebration at the home of Tom Oscar Collett (Ref. 24Q16) as part of the 2009 Collett Reunion in Oslo.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Kathleen Collett FODT 22-8-1921 DOD 31-1-1984”.  The name of her sister Nanna Collett (above) is also listed on the same headstone.

 

 

 

Kathleen’s son Fredrik Hancke died on 3rd June 2013 at the age of 65.  His funeral was held on 10th June in Uranienborg church, one of the larger churches in Oslo, with between 400-500 people attending.  The priest and Fredrik's son Rolf called for both smiles and laughs from the congregation as they described Fredrik's life and his personality.  Even in such a serious situation it was becoming that Fredrik's humorous side and positive attitude to life became part of the service.  Fredrik was married to Elizabeth and, in addition to his son Rolf, the couple had two daughters Anne and Christine.

 

 

 

 

24P23

Rosa Kathrine Agnes Collett was born in Oslo on 4th September 1948.

 

She married Per Jakhelln in June 2006 and was a member of the committee which organised the Collett Family Reunion in Oslo in August 2009.

 

This photograph of Rosa was taken at the site of the Collett graves in the churchyard at Nykirke on Saturday 22nd August 2009.  On this occasion Rosa placed a wreath on the commemorative plaque listing eight of the early members of the Collett family buried there, as part of the reunion celebrations.

 

 

 

During the previous evening, Rosa and Per held a party at their home for the ninth generation of Norwegian Colletts, as part of the reunion celebrations.  See separate webfile for a full report, with pictures, of the four-day reunion event.

 

 

 

 

24P24

John Albert Collett, of Hawai in the USA, was born at Aker in Oslo on 3rd August 1911.  He married (1) Martha Jane Spanton who was born on 22nd May 1933 but who tragically died soon after the wedding in 1954.  John later married (2) Ellen Kapfer who already had a daughter Nina Kapfer who was born on 15th May 1962.  John Albert Collett died in Hawaii on 15th July 1999.

 

 

 

 

24P25

Nanna Elise Collett (known as Nannalise) of Aker in Norway was born on 27th May 1913.  She married Johan Henrik Paaske and they had two sons and a daughter.  Johan was born on 19th April 1904 and died on 14th February 1971.  Nanna Elise Paaske nee Collett lived on until 26th February 1999 when she passed away at the age of 86.

 

 

 

 

24P26

Aase Ingeborg Collett was born on 2nd January 1909.  In 1931 she married Eiliv Fougner (known as Bob) of Oslo and they had four daughters and a son.  Bob was born on 20th May 1904 and died on 14th March 1972, the exact same day that Aase and one of their daughters died.  Tragically on the return flight from a holiday in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) the plane Aas and Bob and one of their daughters were travelling in was due to land for a refuelling stop at Dubai, but the plane hit a mountain between Fujairah and Dubai killing everyone onboard.  Aase was the third member of the Collett family to marry a member of the Fougner family – see Ref. 24P18 and Ref. 24O17.

 

 

 

 

24P27

Karen Collett (known as Kari) of Asker in Norway was born on 12th February 1910.  She married Erling Holtsmark Bredal and they couple had two daughters and a son.  Erling was born on 2nd December 1903 and he died on 15th August 1970.

 

 

 

 

24P28

Eva Collett was born on 17th September 1914 and she was married in Oslo to director Sonnich Sonnichsen who was born on 7th February 1906.  Their marriage produced two daughters.  Eva Sonnichsen nee Collett died on 1st June 1983.

 

 

 

 

24P29

Carl Oscar Collett was born on 2nd February 1922 and became a director in Oslo.  He married Dagmar Gunla von Sydow Bodtker who was born on 23rd January 1926.  Sadly he passed away on 21st May 2008 and was buried on 30th May.  It was just over eight years later when the death of Dagmar Collett was reported in the Aftenposten on 15th November 2016.  The memorial notice confirmed that she had been born on 23rd January 1926 and had passed away on 9th November 2016.  Listed were her five children Albert and Bente, Tom (and his wife Henriette) and Maria.  Also listed were her seven grandchildren Maria, Johan, Cecilie, Ida, Nanna, Cornelia and Oscar.

 

 

 

24Q14

Albert Henning Collett

Born on 18.02.1950

 

24Q15

Bente Dagmar Collett

Born on 08.10.1951

 

24Q16

Tom Oscar Collett

Born on 26.08.1958

 

24Q17

Maria Christine Collett              twin

Born on 12.08.1960

 

24Q18

Christopher James Collett       twin

Born on 12.08.1960

 

 

 

 

24P30

Alice Collett, who was known as Lisa, was born on 23rd September 1913 and lived at Lewes in Sussex.  In 1936 Alice married Doctor Arthur William Sclater who was born at Newick Park in Sussex on 11th November 1909 with whom she had two sons.  Arthur was the son of the Rev. Francis Sanderson Sclater and Hedda Beer of Oslo who brought him up to speak Norwegian.

 

 

 

Alice’s and Arthur’s eldest son, John Richard Sclater was the managing director of the Nordic Bank in London, while the couple’s second son, Michael Victor Sclater was a film director at Lewes.  Alice Sclater nee Collett died in May 2005.

 

 

 

Arthur Sclater died on 2nd June 2002 at the age of 92.  During the Second World War Arthur was the commander and the leader of The Shetland Bus service which sustained Norwegian resistance during the dark days of Nazi rule.  This was the organisation through which the Special Operations Executive (SOE) supported saboteurs and other resistance operations in occupied Norway.

 

It was the fact that he and his wife Alice both spoke fluent Norwegian that the two of them were sent to the Shetlands where, to protect their relations in Norway, they called themselves Mr and Mrs Rogers.

 

Between them, the couple made both their home and the base at Scalloway a safe haven for Norwegian fisherman and others who were shuttling to and from Norway.

 

 

 

Such were the risks that the couple were taking that Alice carried a loaded revolver so that she could shoot herself and her son John rather than be taken prisoner by the Germans.  While Arthur was responsible for supervising every aspect of the sea crossings, Alice was responsible for the care of the passengers.

 

 

 

The Norwegian fishermen who made countless crossings were incredibly vulnerable to attack from the Luftwaffe and German Navy and during the operation eight crews were lost.  One boat, the Bergholm skippered by the renowned Leif Larson, had made fifty-six crossings up to 1943 when it was badly damaged by enemy aircraft.  Undaunted, Leif rowed eight wound crewmen to Alesund where they hid for many weeks before being rescued.

 

 

 

The loss of life was becoming so great that the operation was near to closure in 1943.  However, following the involvement of President Roosevelt, three submarine chasers were dispatched to support Arthur Sclater and this transformed his operations.  Overall, 400 tons of arms and equipment, together with agents, wireless operators, and others, were ferried to Norway, while some 350 Norwegian Resistance fighters were saved from arrest by the Gestapo.

 

 

 

For his part in the Special Operations Executive, Arthur Sclater received King Haakon VII’s Liberty Cross and the US Medal of Freedom with bronze cross.

 

 

 

Having been educated at Charterhouse, Arthur then attended Gonville and Caius at Cambridge, after which he worked in Brazil for the Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Company.  He returned to Europe in 1936 to be married, following which he worked in London in the wood-pulp business for Berner, Nicol & Company.  After the war Arthur took over control of Berner Nicol.

 

 

 

Around the same time he began restoration work on Newick Park, where he was born, and restructuring the estate which had become run-down.  Supported by his wife Alice and his estate manager, Arthur made such a success of Newick Park that in 1968 he acquired the adjoining estate of Sutton Hall which increased his total land holding to 2,500 acres which was eventually taken over by his son John.

 

 

 

 

24P31

James Robert Collett was born on 24th August 1914.  He married Wenche Elisabeth Reimers who was born on 23rd May 1920.  The marriage took place in the summer of 1941 and in March the following year the couple’s only child was born.  Not long after they were married Jame, who was more commonly referred to as Robert, sailed from Gothenburg in Sweden to the United Kingdom with the intention of joining the allied forces against Germany. 

 

 

 

Tragically the ship in which he was travelling to England was sunk and James was drowned.  James Robert Collett died sometime during November 1941, while his wife Wenche died on 31st May 1998.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Robert Collett 1914 – 1941”.  Also included on the same headstone are the details relating to his parents, these being “Arthur Collett 1879 – 1968” and “Ingeborg Collett F. Wedel Jarlsberg 1889 – 1951”. 

 

 

 

24Q19

Espen Robert Collett

Born on 29.03.1942

 

 

 

 

24P32

Nini Ingeborg Collett of Oslo was born on 23rd March 1917 and she married Arne Durban a well known sculpture artist of Oslo.  Arne was born on 16th June 1912 and the couple had two daughters.

 

 

 

 

24P33

Karen Harriet Collett (known as Kaja) was born on 7th May 1923.  She married Herman Alethes Knudtzon of Oslo who was born on 15th December 1918.  The marriage produced two sons and a daughter.  The youngest son, Arthur Collett Knudtzon, settled in Fort Lauderdale in Florida with his wife Randi Hansen.  Kaja, who was divorced from Herman in 1974, passed away on 12th August 2014.

 

 

 

 

24P34

Martha Cathrine Collett (known as Cath) was born on 1st March 1916.  She married Trygve Kristen Peter Mustad and they had three sons and a daughter.  Trygve was born on 31st January 1914 and died on 11th July 1973, while Cath survived him by just over thirty-eight years, when she died at Lugano in Switzerland on 9th September 2011.

 

 

 

 

24P35

Brita Lucie Collett of Oslo was born on 3rd July 1917, the daughter of Axel Collett and Lucie Trozelli Krefting.  She later married Bernhard Cathrinus Paus a medical doctor of Oslo and they had four daughters and two sons.  Bernhard was born on 9th November 1910 and was the brother of Vilhelm Christian Odegaard Paus who married Brita’s sister Gurli Anne Margrethe Collett (below), they being the sons of Nikolai Nissen Paus, a former President of the Norwegian Red Cross.  Brita Paus nee Collett died on 28th June 1998 while her husband Bernhard passed away less than a year later on 9th February 1999.

 

 

 

During her life Brita was a Norwegian humanitarian leader and founder of Fransiskushjelpen, a Catholic charitable organisation in Norway which she led from 1956 to 1993.  Six years prior to that she converted to Catholicism in 1950 and served as chairman of the Laity Council of Catholic Diocese of Oslo, as a board member of Caritas in Norway from 1965, and a member of governmental committees.

 

 

 

For her work in those areas Brita received many decorations, including Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, which she received from King Olav, the St. Halvard Medal which she received from the Mayor of Oslo, and The Paul Harris Medal from Rotary International.  She also received decorations from the Pope in the Vatican, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the Red Cross.

 

 

 

Information relating to Brita and her mother Lucie (Ref. 24O14) has been kindly provided by Kaare Knutson during 2007 and 2009, the husband of Brita’s daughter Bente.  In December 2015 Kaare wrote to say that he had discovered he also has Collett blood, since he has now determined that he descends from James Collett (Ref. 24H1), James Collett (Ref. 24I3), Peter Collett (Ref. 24J6) and 24K8 Karen Collett (Ref. 24K8) who married Poul Heltzen.

 

 

 

 

24P36

Gurli Anne Margrethe Collett of Oslo, who was known as Anne, was born on 7th December 1918, the daughter of Axel Collett and Lucie Trozelli Krefting.  She later married Vilhelm Christian Odegaard Paus, the son of Nikolai Nissen Paus and the brother of Bernhard Cathrinus Paus who married Anne’s sister Brita (above).  The marriage produced four daughters and a son for the couple.  Vilhelm Christian Odegaard Paus was born on 25th April 1915.  Anne and Vilhelm were later divorced and Anne Margrethe Paus nee Collett passed away on 28th August 2008.

 

 

 

 

24P37

Albert Peter Severin Collett a director of Oslo was born on 7th December 1921.  He married Marit Irene Nielssen who was born on 22nd July 1929, and he died on 27th November 1993.  Marit Irene Collett nee Nielssen died on 22nd January 2004.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Albert P S Collett * 7-12-1921 + 27-11-1993”.  Beneath this are the details for his wife Marit and his daughter Ragnhild, which read as follows:  “Marit I Collett * 22-07-1929 + 22-1-2004” and “Ragnhild S Collett * 13-2-1958 * 11-5-2002”.

 

 

 

24Q20

Karin Tina Trozelli Collett

Born in 1954

 

24Q21

Axel Ragnar Collett

Born in 1956

 

24Q22

Ragnhild Sofie Collett

Born on 13.02.1958

 

24Q23

Albert Collett

Born in 1963

 

 

 

 

24P38

Jonas Rudolf Collett was born on 23rd September 1928.  He married Karen Margrethe Kluver who was born on 18th April 1929.  Karen Margrethe Kluver Collett died on 28th May 2011 at the age of 82, while her husband Jonas Rudolf Collett passed away three year later on 31st July 2014, just short of his eighty-sixth birthday.

 

 

 

24Q24

Valborg Elise Collett

Born in 1966

 

 

 

 

24P39

Grete Collett of Oslo was born on 1st January 1914.  She married Aage Jorgensen of Oslo and they had two sons.  The youngest son, Peter Collett Jorgensen, who was an architect in Oslo, was born on 25th January 1942 and died on 26th June 2004, following which he was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.  Aage was born on 10th October 1910 and died on 1st March 1971.  Grete Jorgensen nee Collett died on 15th April 1995.

 

 

 

 

24P40

Celine Esther Collett (known as Line) of Oslo was born on 15th January 1916.  She married (1) Kristen Tandberg who was born on 1st December 1911 and who died on 6th July 1944, a possible casualty of WW2.  Line then married Carsten Anker who was born on 21st April 1913.  Neither marriage produced any children and Celine Esther Anker nee Collett died on 11th July 1998, with her husband Carsten having died four years earlier on 15th December 1994.

 

 

 

 

24P41

Ove Guldberg Hoegh Collett was born on 1st January 1922 and he became a director in Oslo.  He married Kirsti Freng who was born on 10th August 1922.  In July 2014 Kirsti Collett was living at Midtstugrenda in Oslo.  (source: telephone directory).  Sadly it was on 16th March 2016 that he passed away at the age of 94.  The notice published in the newspaper confirmed he was survived by his wife Kirsti, his sons Erik and John and their wives Christine and Trude, and grandchildren Wilhelm, Lucie, and Anna, and Emilia, Isak and Rebekka.

 

 

 

24Q25

Erik Peter Collett

Born on 19.03.1950

 

24Q26

John Christian Collett

Born on 21.03.1952

 

 

 

 

24P47

PETER COLLETT was a general consul in Oslo and was born on 7th September 1926.  He was a machine wholesaler and he married (1) Evy Nielsen on 24th March 1955 at Oslo with whom he had three children.

 

Evy was born on 15th September 1935.  Following a divorce in 1968 Peter then married (2) Vera Gran Nansen on 17th January 1969, the marriage producing two further children.  Vera was born on 28th August 1938.  From 1975 to 1996 Peter represented Bangladesh as an Honorary Consul General.

 

This photograph was taken at Shepton Mallet at the Collett Reunion in June 2006.

 

 

 

In 1983 Peter published the ‘Familien Collett’ a major work detailing the family history in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  And it is through his help and support that this family line has been brought right up to date.  Peter, together with Rosa Collett (Ref. 24P23) and Bente Collett (Ref. 24Q15), were the prime movers in organising the very successful 2009 Collett Reunion in Oslo.

 

 

 

24Q27

Peter James Collett

Born on 06.02.1956

 

24Q28

Anne Cathrine Collett

Born on 21.06.1957

 

24Q29

Hans Fredrik Collett

Born on 25.07.1963

 

24Q30

Karen Nansen Collett

Born on 04.09.1969

 

24Q31

Nanna Nansen Collett

Born on 14.07.1971

 

 

 

 

24P48

Knut Orn Collett was born on 20th August 1928. 

 

He was a company director and was married to Berit Piene who was born on 17th December 1931, who died on 26th February 2007.  Berit was buried in the Collett grave at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo and the headstone simply reads “Berit Collett * 17-12-1931 + 26-2-2007”.

 

This photograph of Knut was taken on the evening on 22nd August 2009 at the home of Tom Oscar and Henriette Collett during the weekend celebrations for the Collett Reunion in Oslo.

 

 

 

24Q32

Elisabeth Collett

Born on 11.09.1955

 

24Q33

Knut Orn III Collett

Born on 02.08.1957

 

24Q34

Johan Collett

Born on 01.07.1962

 

 

 

 

24P49

Karen Cecilie Wilhelmine Collett was born on 28th January 1932.  She married Carsten Mellbye of Oslo who was born on 10th October 1923 with whom she had two sons and a daughter.  These are Andreas Mellbye who was born on 24th September 1955, Knut Collett Mellbye who was born on 15th October 1957, and Anette Mellbye who was born on 8th May 1962.

 

 

 

 

24P50

Charles Henry Collett was born on 8th October 1912 at Sewickley in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and was baptised at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on 22nd March 1913, the son of Chas Otto Collett and Ida Alice Clara Collett.  His grandfather, Eugene Collett, was one of his sponsors, while his mother’s brother, Otto Loeck, was one of his godfathers.  In 1919 he and his family had left America and lived in Japan for a couple of years before returning to America in 1922.  Then, sometime after that, the family eventually arrived in England and are known to have lived for many years at East Hindhead in Surrey.  Charles Henry Collett never married and died on 2nd September 1941, possibly another casualty of WW2.

 

 

 

 

24P51

Niels Wolff Collett was born at Sewickley in Allegheny County on 27th March 1915, where he was also baptised at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Sunday 26th September 1915, the second son of Charles and Ida Collett.  As a result of leaving America and later settling in England, following a couple of years in Japan between 1919 and 1922, Niels had dual citizenship of those two countries.  He was later referred to as Niels Wolff Collett of Tadworth in Surrey and is known to have lived for many years at East Hindhead in that same county.  He married Hazel Clive Neville-Rolfe and the couple later adopted two children.  It was previously stated here that Hazel had been born on 10th July 1924 and that she was the daughter of Major James Neville-Rolfe and his wife Ethel Louise.  This now appears to be incorrect, thanks to new details received from Niels’ daughter Camilla in 2016, which states that Hazel Clive Neville-Rolfe was born on 6th November 1924 at Kandy in Ceylon, the fourth child of tea and rubber planter Randolph Neville-Rolfe (1889-1964) and Kathleen Archdale (1884-1968) who was born at Tanfield in Durham where she was living with her family in 1901 and 1911.  In 1891 Randolph Neville-Rolfe, aged two years, and his father Charles William Neville-Rolfe (born at Sedgeford Hall in Norfolk in 1851 and a widower and a collector of taxes in the city) were visitors at the Eastbourne home of retired solicitor Holcombe Ingleby aged 37, where Charles was described as the brother-in-law of Mr Ingleby. 

 

 

 

Niels Wolff Collett died on 2nd June 1988 and around ten years later his widow Hazel was remarried to become Hazel Clive Goatley, and it was as Hazel Clive Goatley that she passed away on 25th June 2011.  In 2016 their daughter Camilla Beresford nee Collett was living near Weymouth in Dorset.

 

 

 

24Q35

Camilla Kathleen Wolff Collett

Born on 12.03.1959

 

24Q36

Julian Niels Wolff Collett

Born on 01.02.1962

 

 

 

 

24P52

Otto Edward Collett, who was known as Edward, was born at Sewickley Valley Hospital in Allegheny County on 10th July 1917.  Like his two older brothers he was also baptised at St Stephen’s Anglican Church on Sunday 7th October 1917, the last known child of Charles and Ida Collett.  When he was around two years of age he and his family left America and spent nearly two years in Japan.  However, the family returned to America in 1922 on board the SS Hoosier State.  Later on, at some unknown time, the family settled in England where Edward married (1) Pauline Julia Stuart Smith with whom he had two children.  They were later divorce, following which he subsequently married (2) Wendy Mullins with whom he had a further two children.  Pauline was born on 18th January 1923 and Wendy was born on 10th February 1935, and it was Wendy who confirmed in 2016 that Edward’s first wife died in 2015.

 

 

 

24Q37

Charles Edward Patrick Collett

Born on 06.06.1952

 

24Q38

Julia Collett

Born on 06.06.1955

 

The following are the two children of Otto Edward Collett by his second wife Wendy Mullins:

 

24Q39

Charles Collett

Born on 06.12.1966

 

24Q40

Peter Collett

Born on 05.06.1969

 

 

 

 

24P53

Kirsten Louise Collett was born on 6th October 1912.  She married Erik Gude Smith Host but the married did not produce any children.  Erik was born on 6th February 1897 and he died on 5th April 1975.  Kirsten Louise Host nee Collett survived her husband by twenty years when she died on 16th January 1995 and was buried at Vestre Gravlund in Oslo.

 

 

 

 

24P54

Tom Louis Collett was born on 21st November 1917 and lived at Narvik.  As the only child and son of James Collett (Ref. 24O36) when Tom Louis Collett died on 9th April 1940 so this line of the Collett family came to an end.  Tom was one of the unfortunate fatalities of the invasion of German forces on the town of Narvik.

 

 

 

 

24Q1

Isak Collett was born on 24th April 1930.  He was a director at Stavanger in Norway and he married Ingrid Ottesen who was born on 6th December 1930.  The death of Isak Collett on 11th November 2013 was reported in the Aftenposten newspaper 13th November.

 

 

 

24R1

Tom John Collett

Born on 05.09.1958

 

24R2

Karin Collett

Born on 05.10.1961

 

 

 

 

24Q2

Erik Collett was born on 22nd September 1932.  He married doctor of philosophy Patricia A Carlson who was born on 13th March 1936.  The family lived at Engelwood in Colorado.  At sometime during his working life he was a project manager with the American company of Stearns-Roger of Denver, Colorado.

 

 

 

24R3

Christine A Collett

Born on 19.02.1969

 

24R4

Camilla A Collett

Born on 14.09.1972

 

 

 

 

24Q3

Cecilia Louise Collett was born on 24th October 1934 and she married Per Trond Ostensen with whom she had two sons.

 

 

 

24R5

Trond Collett Ostensen

Born on 12.11.1965

 

24R6

Rolf Erling Collett Ostensen

Born on 07.02.1972

 

 

 

 

24Q4

Inger Lise Collett was born on 19th June 1946 and she married Erik Skar who was born on 12th December 1943.

 

 

 

24R7

Jorgen Collett Skar

Born on 21.05.1977

 

 

 

 

24Q13

John Peter Collett Moen was born in Drammen on 13th May 1953, the son of Karen Collett and Erik Moen.  Although originally christened with his father’s surname, he later decided to stop using Moen and reverted to the surname of his mother.  On 15th August 1987 as John Peter Collett he married Eva Liv Amundsen who was born in Oslo on 1st February 1957.

 

 

 

John Peter Collett is a professor at the University of Oslo and had he not chosen to take his mother’s maiden name as his accepted surname this particular Collett line would have end with his mother Karen Collett.

 

During the 2009 Collett Family Reunion in Norway, John kindly talked about the Collett family and their grand houses on a number of occasions during the weekend celebrations. 

 

This photograph of John deep in thought was taken at the site of the Collett graves at Nykirke Church on Saturday 22nd August.

 

 

 

24R8

Peter Thomas Collett

Born on 25.01.1990

 

 

 

 

24Q14

Albert Henning Collett was born in Norway on 18th February 1950, and was the eldest of the five children of Carl Oscar Collett and Dagmar Gunla von Sydow Bodtker.  In July 2014 Albert was living in the Trondheim area of Norway.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24Q15

Bente Dagmar Collett was born in Norway on 8th October 1951.  She married Michael Haffner Knagenhjelm who was born on 22nd June 1948 and they have two children Maria Collett Knagenhjelm (born 1980) and Johan Haffner Knagenhjelm (born 1981).  After living some of her life in London, Bente now lives with her family in Baerum just outside Oslo.

 

Bente was one of the committee responsible for organising the highly successful 2009 Collett Family Reunion which took place in Norway during the weekend of 22nd August.  The photograph above was taken during the reunion visit to Bogstad Gard on Sunday 23rd August.

 

 

 

Tragically Michael Haffner Knagenhjelm died on 19th August 2014.

 

 

 

 

24Q16

Tom Oscar Collett was born on 26th August 1958 and he married Henriette Mimi Nilsen who was born on 15th January 1965.  On Saturday 22nd August, during the Collett Reunion in Norway in 2009, Tom and Henriette arranged a most enjoyable evening in a large marquee in the garden at their home in Oslo when they played host to the extended Collett family, including overseas visitors from Demark, England and Australia.  In July 2014 Henriette Mimi Collett was living at Pilestredet in Oslo.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

24R9

Nanna Emilie Collett

Born on 18.01.1993

 

24R10

Cornelia Mimi Collett

Born on 05.11.1994

 

24R11

Oscar Christopher Collett

Born on 09.07.1997

 

 

 

 

24Q17

Maria Christine Collett was one half of a set of twins born on 12th August 1960.  She married a Mr Saelor and they had two daughters Cecilie Saelor and Ida Collett Saelor.

 

 

 

 

24Q18

Christopher James Collett was the other twin born on 12th August 1960.  He never married and in his middle twenties he was studying Russian language and was writing a thesis on Russian oil and energy production policy issues as a student at the University of Oslo.  Tragically his young life was cut short on 23rd October 1987 when he was killed in a motor car accident.

 

 

 

 

24Q19

Espen Robert Collett was born on 29th March 1942.  He married (1) Renata Panizzon who was born on 1st October 1945 before marrying (2) Dorothea Myrtha Schnyder of Oslo (known as Dory).  Dory was born on 1st November 1947.  He later married (3) Kristin Lund who was born on 14th May 1954.

 

 

 

24R12

Jens Jonas Collett

Born on 01.03.1978

 

24R13

Sven Andreas Collett

Born on 05.08.1979

 

 

 

 

24Q20

Karin Tina Trozelli Collett was born in 1954 and she married Trond Vidar Bjorgan from whom she was later divorced.

 

 

 

24R14

Ingeborg Collett Bjorgan

Born in 1991

 

24R15

Hakon Collett Bjorgan

Born in 1994

 

 

 

 

24Q21

Axel Ragnar Collett was born in 1956 and he was previously married to Cathrine Glede, who is the mother of his two children Lucie and Axel Peter who was born on Norwegian National Day.  Following their fairly recent separation, Axel is now partnered with Elin Hurvenes.

 

 

 

24R16

Lucie Trozelli Glede Collett

Born on 02.11.1993

 

24R17

Axel Peter Glede Collett

Born on 17.05.1996

 

 

 

 

24Q22

Ragnhild Sofie Collett was born on 13th February 1958 and she died on 11th May 2002 at the age of 44.  She had never married and a headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscription “Ragnhild S Collett * 13-2-1958 * 11-5-2002”.  On the same stone are the details of her father and mother as follows: “Albert P S Collett * 7-12-1921 + 27-11-1993” and “Marit I Collett * 22-07-1929 + 22-1-2004”.

 

 

 

 

24Q23

Albert Collett was born on 17th May 1963 and he married Kjersti Wickstrom who was born on 19th July 1969 and with whom he has three children.

 

 

 

24R18

Albert Peter Severin Collett

Born on 02.04.2004

 

24R19

Fabian Emil Collett

Born on 06.08.2005

 

24R20

Carl Axel Clareng Collett

Born on 04.04.2008

 

 

 

 

24Q24

Valborg Elise Collett was born in 1966 and she later married Sigurd Fongen, prior to which she had given birth to two daughters.  Once married to Sigurd, in 1997 Valborg presented him with a daughter Caroline Collett Fongen.

 

 

 

24R21

Mia Anine Collett

Born in 1985

 

24R22

Pernille Collett

Born in 1987

 

 

 

 

24Q25

Erik Peter Collett was born on 19th March 1950.  He was an architect in Oslo and on 8th June 1982 he married Christine Michelet who was born on 2nd December 1955, but they were divorced in 2001.  During the spring of 2014 Erik was the Director of the Oslo Architect Association and, in an article published in the Oslo press in March that year, he was opposed to the City Council’s plans to build a third ‘high house of 110 yards’.  In July 2014 Erik was living at Thomas Heftyes Gate in Oslo.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

24R23

Johan Wilhelm Collett

Born on 03.04.1982

 

24R24

Lucie Marie Collett

Born on 22.05.1985

 

24R25

Anna Christine Collett

Born on 04.03.1988

 

 

 

 

24Q26

John Christian Collett was born on 21st March 1952.  Like his brother Erik Collett (above) he too was an architect in Oslo.  He married (1) Jennie Astrid Margaretha Zetterquist who was born on 16th August 1952 with whom he had one daughter before Jennie died on 12th March 1994 when she was only 41 years of age.  On 26th July 1996 John married (2) Trude Rebekka Rortveit who was born on 24th November 1960 and that marriage produced a further two children for John.  A headstone at the multiple Collett grave in Vestre Gravlund in Oslo bears the inscriptions “Jennie Collett F. Zetterquist * 16-8-1952 + 12-3-1994”.

 

 

 

24R26

Emilia Johanna Collett

Born on 29.03.1986

 

24R27

Isak Rortveit Collett

Born on 11.12.1996

 

24R28

Rebekka Marie Rortveit Collett

Born on 27.02.1999

 

 

 

 

24Q27

Peter James Collett was born at Oslo on 6th February 1956.  He married (1) Anita Gomsrud but was later divorced.  Anita was born on 12th September 1961 and it was she that the mother of his two children.  Peter later formed a partnership with May-Britt Johnsen who already had three children of her own.

 

 

 

24R29

Nicoline Collett

Born on 08.04.1987

 

24R30

Louise Collett

Born on 17.05.1989

 

 

 

 

24Q28

Anne Cathrine Collett (known as Tine) was born at Oslo on 21st June 1957.  She married Douglas Alan Blum on 4th June 1983 at Moscow in Idaho, USA.  Douglas was born on 1st August 1954 at Buffalo which lies at the northern end of Lake Erie in New York state.

 

 

 

24R31

Corinne Ann Blum

Born on 01.11.1985

 

24R32

Jacqueline Irene Blum

Born on 15.04.1987

 

 

 

 

24Q29

Hans Fredrik Collett was born at Oslo on 25th July 1963.  He married Gro Kristin Halvorsen on 30th May 1992.  His wife was born on 10th March 1967 at Porsgrunn.  In July 2014 Gro Kristin Collett was living at Kristian Kølles in Snarøya, while Hans Fredrik Collett was residing at Anna Hagmannsgt in Moss, south of Oslo, with his eldest son Henrik.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

24R33

Henrik Nicolay Collett

Born on 31.10.1991

 

24R34

Håkon Collett

Born on 04.03.1994

 

 

 

 

24Q30

Karen Nansen Collett of Oslo was born on 4th September 1969 and she married John Christopher Fawcett-Ellis on 4th September 1998.  John was born on 11th September 1967.

 

 

 

24R35

Elizabeth Adeline Collett Fawcett-Ellis

Born on 17.09.1999

 

24R36

Emily Molly Collett Fawcett-Ellis

Born on 28.01.2002

 

 

 

 

24Q31

Nanna Nansen Collett was born on 14th July 1971 and she married Tor Kildal on 28th June 1997.  Tor was born on 5th February 1971.

 

 

 

24R37

Ninni Collett Kildal

Born on 13.01.2002

 

24R38

Alexander Kildal

Born on 05.04.2006 in Baerum

 

 

 

 

24Q32

Elisabeth Collett was born on 11th September 1955 and on 19th September 1980 she married Dag Ulimoen who was born on 16th June 1956. 

 

 

 

24R39

Ida Collett Ulimoen

Born on 01.04.1981

 

24R40

Martin Collett Ulimoen

Born on 06.04.1983

 

24R41

Katinka Collett Ulimoen

Born on 20.01.1988

 

24R42

Ola Collett Ulimoen

Born on 22.06.1992

 

 

 

 

24Q33

Knut Orn III Collett was born on 2nd August 1957.  He married Turid Anne Pettersen on 1st October 1988 who was born on 9th May 1961.  On 11th April 2014 an article was published in the Oslo newspaper regarding a construction company, Borgen Development, which is intending to build 50 houses and several shops in Bærum, just outside Oslo.  The item was accompanied by a picture of the chairman of the board of the company, one Knut Ørn Collett.

 

 

 

24R43

Knut Magnus Collett

Born on 07.03.1989

 

24R44

Peder Collett

Born on 01.07.1991

 

24R45

Nora Nicoline Collett

Born on 19.09.1997

 

 

 

 

24Q34

Johan Collett was born on 1st July 1962.  He married Eva Marie Anderson on 2nd September 2000, Eva having been born on 25th June 1959.  In July 2014 Johan and Eva were living at Hønsveien in Asker.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

24R46

Carl Erik Martin Collett   twin

Born on 14.01.1996

 

24R47

Knut Axel Hermann Collett          twin

Born on 14.01.1996

 

 

 

 

24Q35

Camilla Kathleen Wolff Collett was born on 12th March 1959 and was the eldest of the two adopted children of Niels Wolff Collett and Hazel Clive Neville-Rolfe.  It was on 3rd September 1983 that Camilla married Paul R Beresford from whom she was later divorced during 1993.  At that time in her life she moved down to Weymouth in Dorset where she now lives with her partner.  Our thanks go to Camilla who kindly provided some new family details which resulted in the file being updated in mid-2016.  Camilla also supplied a link to the website of her cousin David Man in America which was another source of some additional information on members of this Collett family.

 

 

 

 

24R1

Tom John Collett was born on 5th September 1958 and on 8th May 1983 he married Marda Elisabeth Sharkey in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA.  Marda was born on 22nd October 1959 in Ohio.  Tom gained a Bachelor of Science at the University of Warwick in England and attended Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College where he gained an MBA.

 

 

 

24S1

Abigail Elisabeth Collett

Born on 21.08.1989

 

24S2

Peter Thomas Collett

Born on 15.02.1993

 

 

 

 

24R2

Karin Collett was born on 5th October 1961 and she married Lorentz Humlevik with whom she had four sons between 1992 and 1999.

 

 

 

 

24R13

Sven Andreas Collett was born on 5th August 1979, the son of Robert Espen Collett by one of his three wives.  He later married Aina Brigsten with whom he has two children.

 

 

 

24S3

Amelia Brigsten Collett

Date of birth not known

 

24S4

Tirill Andrea Collett

Date of birth not known

 

 

 

 

24R21

Mia Anine Collett was born in Norway during 1985, the eldest daughter of Valborg Elise Collett prior to her later marriage to Sigurd Fongen.  In July 2014 Mia Anine was unmarried and was living at Smedhusåsen in Dilling.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24R22

Pernille Collett was born in Norway during 1987, the second daughter of Valborg Elise Collett before her subsequent marriage to Sigurd Fongen.  In July 2014 Pernille was unmarried and was living at Drammensveien in Oslo.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24R23

Johan Wilhelm Collett was born in Norway on 3rd April 1982, the eldest of the three children of Erik Peter Collett and Christine Michelet.  In July 2014 Johan Wilhelm was living at Neuberggata in Oslo.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24R25

Anna Christine Collett was born in Norway on 4th March 1988, the youngest of the three children of Erik Peter Collett and Christine Michelet.  In July 2014 Anna Christine was unmarried and was living at Mogens Thorsens Gate in Oslo.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24R26

Emilia Johanna Collett was born in Norway on 29th March 1986, the first of the three children of John Christian Collett, but the only one by his first wife Jennie Astrid Margaretha Zetterquist who passed away just two weeks before Emilia’s eighth birthday.  In July 2014 Emilia Johanna was unmarried and was living at Einar Sandbergs in Lillehammer.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24R33

Henrik Nicolay Collett was born in Norway on 31st October 1991, the eldest of the two children of Hans Fredrik Collett and Gro Kristin Halvorsen.  In July 2014 Henrik Nicolay was living at Anna Hagmanns Gate in Moss, to the south of Oslo.  (source: telephone directory)

 

 

 

 

24R34

Håkon Collett was born in Norway on 4th March 1994, the youngest of the two sons of Hans Fredrik Collett and Gro Kristin Halvorsen.  In July 2014 Håkon was living at Vælergata in Moss, to the south of Oslo, and not far from his brother.  (source: telephone directory)