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Sigrid Marie Andreassen Tandberg
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1905
Vest-Agder fylke, Norway
Death: Dec. 15, 1940
Union City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Sigrid Marie Andreassen (1905-1940) Tandberg. She was a migrant to the United States from Norway in 1912. (b. June 11, 1905, Korshamn, Vest-Agder, Norway - d. December 15, 1940, 4717 Park Avenue, Union City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)

Sigrid Marie Andreassen but in some documents it is written as Sigrid Marie Andersen.

Sigrid was the daughter of Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen (1872-1949) aka Sophie Pedersen of Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway; and Martin Andreassen (1865-c1940), a farmer and sailor from Korshamn, Vest-Agder, Norway. Mathilde Sophie was the daughter of Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?); and Serine Larsdatter (1840-1905) of Farsund, Norway.

Sigrid was born on June 11, 1905 in Korshamn, Vest-Agder, Norway.

Full siblings:
Peder Severin Andreassen (1903-c1935) aka Peder Schultz, who was born on February 15, 1903 and may have died at Galloway, Atlantic County, New Jersey.

Half siblings:
Sigrid's mother was previously married to Hans Andreas Carlsen Schultz (1867-1896) from Korshamn, Vest-Agder, Norway. Hans was the son of Carl Fredrich Schultz (1814-1872); and Helene Anegine Hans-Gabrielsdatter Sellegrod (1829-1890) of Lista. The half-sibling was: Klara Helene Shultz (1895-1973) who married Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935), and after his death married John Muhlbruch (1906-1979).

Sigrid left with her mother from Kristiansand, Norway on September 27, 1912. They were listed as "Mathilde Sofie Schultz" and "Sigrid Schultz".

Sigrid married Ralph Andreas Christian Tandberg (1901-1995) aka Thoralph Tandberg on June 24, 1925 in Manhattan. The certificate was number "18850". Sigrid was listed as "Sigrid M. Andersen". Ralph was the son of Thorvald Martin Tandberg (1874-1970); and Alvilde Naess (1875-1933) of Kristiana, Oslo, Norway. The family Tandberg family had originally been called Tannberg in Germany, and the spelling became Tandberg in Norway.

Sigrid and Ralph had the following children: Adelma Tandberg (1928- ) who married George Steurer (1924-1995); and June Tandberg (1932- ) who married Charles DeWitt Baker I (1932-2004) who died in Utah.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
In 1930 Sigrid was living with her husband at 2/4 Webster Avenue in Jersey City. He was listed incorrectly as "Edward Tandberg" and he was working as an "insurance inspector". Living with them was Sigrid's half-sister: Klara Helene Shultz (1895-1973) who was married to Edward A. Thompson I (1895-1935). Edward and Klara were delicatessen owners in Union City, New Jersey.

Seduced by husband's boss:
Sigrid was seduced by her husband's boss, who would send Ralph on long trips for work and then visit Sigrid. Ralph came home early one trip and caught them together. From that time to her death Sigrid became a heavy drinker. Sigrid's aunt, Inga Pedersen, who married Emil August Schneider was also a heavy drinker.

Sigrid died in 1940 in her home at 4717 Park Avenue in Union City, Hudson County, New Jersey of "bilateral lobar pneumonia" with "endocarditis". She was 35 years old and was buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey.

Ralph married Esther Ruth Clyde (1895-1973) and they had the following children: Pauline Tandberg who married Richard Dutton and they live in La Canada, California; and Chris Tandberg who was deaf. Ralph and Esther later divorced and Ralph married JoAnn Losey who lives in California.

Memories about Sigrid Marie Andreassen:
Adelma Tandberg (1928- ) said on May 05, 2006: I had a stroke in 2004 in July and I have lost a lot of memories. The family was originally in Jersey City maybe on Fifth Avenue. My mother worked as a children's nurse, when she came over to this country, for Adelma Marie Mertz. My mother named me after this woman. The Mertz woman wrote an article in a garden magazine. My grandmother worked in her half-sister's deli making the potato salad. When I went to the store there was no seating. Every day there was a specialty food at the deli.

Memories about Sigrid Marie Andreassen:
June Tandberg (1932-2011) said on May 10, 2006: We went to Detroit after my mother died and lived with my uncle Joe who was an architect. Joe was married to Yolanda Tandberg and Joe was an architect for Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Thoralph was born in Olso in 1901. I think it was August 28, 1901. He worked at age 19 at his father's restaurant in Boston, it was called "Chasin's". He got ulcers so they sent him out west for two years in Tucumcari, New Mexico. June Tandberg Baker said on May 12, 2006: My mom was always in bed with her pneumonia. She was bedridden for several years. She worked as a governess in the home of a family in Long Island, maybe it was the Schneiders.

Memories about Sigrid Marie Andreassen:
Clifford Milner (1928- ) wrote on May 27, 2006: The only time I ever met Sigrid was sometime between 1935 and 1940. With my mother we had been visiting the Carl Tandbergs at their apartment in New York City when we went over to Jersey City. I have vivid memories of riding a trolley car up a big hill to get to Ralph and Sigrid's house. I think this is the only time I met Adelma Tandberg. In 1946-1949 I saw June frequently as she was living with her dad in Long Beach, California and I was on summer vacation from college at my folks place in Hynes-Clearwater (later renamed Paramount). I was told by my mother that Sigrid had a problem with alcohol and also was obsessed with her weight. She felt she had died because of alcohol and excess dieting.

Memories about Sigrid Marie Andreassen:
Pauline Tandberg wrote on May 28, 2006: The story as I recall from my father was that he was sent out of town to make extra money by his boss or a friend that had extra work to do. My father was grateful for the extra work and money until he came home and found the man with his wife. He said the man had been sending Dad out of town so he could be with her. The wife was unable to keep him away. Then she felt so guilty she used alcohol to drink herself to death.

Sigrid Marie Andreassen (1905-1940) was the second cousin, twice removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). Sigrid was the grandmother of Charles DeWitt Baker II.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on May 3, 2006.

Family links: 
  Martin Andreassen (1865 - ____)
  Sophia Pedersen Andreassen (1872 - 1949)
  Ralph Christian Andreas Tandberg (1901 - 1995)
  Adelma Marie Tandberg Steurer (1928 - ____)*
  June Thordis Tandberg Baker (1933 - 2011)*
  Clara Helene Schultz Thompson Muhlbruch (1895 - 1973)**
  Sigrid Marie Andreassen Tandberg (1905 - 1940)
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Memorial Park and Mausoleum
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New Jersey, USA
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: May 03, 2006
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Sigrid Marie <i>Andreassen</i> Tandberg
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Sigrid Marie <i>Andreassen</i> Tandberg
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Sigrid Marie <i>Andreassen</i> Tandberg
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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