Martin Andreassen (1865-?) aka Martin Anderson. He was a sailor and later a farmer. (b. 1865, Röken, Norway - d. after 1930, Galloway, Atlantic County; or Union City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)
First marriage: He was first married in 1886 when he was 21 years old.
Children: He had two children with his first wife: Anna Andreassen (1896-?) who married a Bennett and worked in White Plains, New York as a cook and her daughter Clara Bennett who married a minister did the cleaning; and X Andreassen (c1900-?) who may have married a Johannsen and had a daughter Martha Jo Johannsen moved to Virginia. In the 1920 US census in Jersey City living with Inga Karoline Eldora Pedersen (1882–1927) and Emil Schneider was Lena Andreassen (1882) who is listed as a cousin and she may be the one who would marry the Johannsen.
Second marriage: He married Mathilde Sophie Amalia Pedersen (1872-1949) aka Sophia Pedersen, around 1900 in Korshavn, Norway. Mathilde Sophie was the daughter of Peder Andreas Pedersen (1831-?); and Serine Larsdatter (1840-1905) of Farsund, Norway.
Children: They had two children: Peder Severin Andreassen (1903-c1935) aka Peder Schultz, who was born on February 15, 1903 and may have died in Galloway, New Jersey; and Sigrid Marie Andreassen (1905-1940) aka Sigrid Schultz, who married Ralph Christian Andreas Tandberg (1901-1995).
Migration: He emigrated on July 20, 1906 leaving from Kristiansand, Norway. He was listed as "Martin Andreassen". He listed his occupation as "Sjøf.tømmermand", and his residence as "Valle S.u.". His reason for the trip was "for at tjene mer".
Galloway, New Jersey: Sophia and Martin were living on Frankford Avenue in Galloway, Atlantic County, New Jersey in the 1930 US Census. Both say they were first married at age 21. They were listed as "Sophia Anderson" and "Martin Anderson". Martin was listed as a farmer and said he emigrated in 1906. Sophia said she emigrated in 1910. They owned their farm and it was valued at $3,000.
Death: He may have died on his farm in Galloway, Atlantic County, New Jersey or in Union City, New Jersey.
Memories about Martin Andreassen: June Tandberg Baker on May 12, 2006: I was born in Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Sophia did canning in the basement and the raised chickens. From there we moved Union City, New Jersey. We must have moved after I was born in 1933. We went to Saint Olaf Church in Union City, New Jersey. When I was 3 years old, I would sing at the church. Martin may have been the barge captain that took the barge from New Jersey to Manhattan and he would carry boxes on the barge. June Tandberg Baker on May 16, 2006: Martin had several children in Norway but he was a sailor so he was always away and my grandmother had to take care of his kids from his previous marriage. Eventually she came over and brought the kids from both marriages. Sigrid was a governess for a family, possibly the Schneiders in Jersey City.
Uncompleted tasks: Find him in the 1900 Norway census.
Research: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on May 12, 2006.