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George Fredrik Von Krogh

Male 1732 - 1818  (85 years)


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  • Name George Fredrik Von Krogh 
    Born 7 Oct 1732  Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 13 Oct 1732  Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1801  Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 3 Aug 1818  Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I979  Master
    Last Modified 11 May 2012 

    Father Georg Frederik Von Krogh,   b. 29 Jan 1687, Flahammer, Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1768, Oyé, Melhus, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Hedewig Augusta Von Brüggeman,   b. 12 Aug 1707, Østergård, Munkebo, Fyn, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1740, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1725  Oslo, Oslo, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Schøller,   b. 4 Sep 1744,   d. 28 Sep 1763, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1760  Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Stie Tönsberg Schöller Von Krogh,   b. 6 Sep 1763, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1817  (Age 54 years)
    Family ID F3256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margrethe Lerche,   b. 1 Jan 1732, Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1807, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1765  Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Elisabeth Von Krogh,   b. 1765,   d. 1791  (Age 26 years)
     2. Cecilie Christine Von Krogh,   b. 11 Oct 1767,   d. 1850  (Age 82 years)
     3. Georg Friderich Von Krogh,   b. 1770,   d. 1773  (Age 3 years)
    +4. Georg Frederik Von Krogh,   b. 8 Aug 1777, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1826, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Family ID F3257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1732 - Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 13 Oct 1732 - Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Dec 1760 - Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Mar 1765 - Eidsvoll, Akershus, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1801 - Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Aug 1818 - Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Georg Friedrich von Krogh, 1732-1818, played a major role in Trondheim's history. His first marriage was to Elisabeth Schøller, the daughter of Cicilia Christina Schøller, who was then married to Sti Tønsberg Schøller, probably the richest man in Trondheim when he died in 1769. Much of Scholler's riches were created through sawmill operations and lumber trading throughout Norway. He also participated in the early mining operations located at Røros, Norway during its best years. He also inherited considerable money from his first marriage to Elisabeth Angell, herself from one of the richest families in Trondheim (sister of Thomas Angell, who created charity legacies which are still active to this day). Elisabeth died in 1742, and Sti Tønsberg Schøller inherited her fortune. After her death he married Cicilia Christina Frølich the same year. She probably did not bring much wealth into the marriage. The only child of Sti Tønsberg Schøller and Cicilia Christina was Elisabeth, who married Georg Friedrich von Krogh in 1660, by then a Colonel. Elisabeth died giving birth to their son Sti Tønsberg Schøller von Krogh in 1763. Sti Tønsberg Schøller (Senior) died in 1769, and Cicilia Christina Schøller inherited the family's entire fortune. The heritage, which befell her, was about 500,000 riksdalers. This was at a time when the highest paid officials in Trondheim had an annual income of about 1000 riksdalers, and wages for working people was probably about 60 riksdalers per year. Cicilia Christina used her huge fortune to build two grand buildings in Trondheim. The most famous is Stiftsgården, finished in 1777, at a cost of about 7400 riksdalers. This is the largest wooden palé (palace) in Trondheim. The living area was 1500 m2, built over two full floors, with a height of 4.3 meters between the floors. The building is one of largest wooden buildings ever built in Norway. The true architect of the building is unknown, but it is possible that it was Commander Christian Lerche (as it resembles the Lerche family's palé in Copenhagen). Christian Lerche became Georg Friedrich von Krogh's second father in law when he married Margarethe Lerche. Christian Lerche was Chief of the Enrollment for the Norwegian Navy in Trondheim beginning in 1752. In 1773, he leased a mansion which was renamed "Lerchendal". He left Norway and returned to Denmark in 1777. Later Christian Lerche became a Contre Admiral in the Danish Military. The mansion Lerchendal gave name to the area of Trondheim where it is located. The mansion is now owned by the Norwegian University for Science and Technology, and is currently used for representation and hospitality. The Lerchendal name was given to the sports stadium across the road from this famous old mansion. "Lerkendal" Stadium is the home base of Rosenborg Football Club, which has been Norway's best football team for many years. Cicilia Christina Schøller also desired an amusement palé, and bought an estate outside of Trondheim (Nedre Stavne), which she renamed Cicilienborg. She sold this place after 10 years, having spent an enormous amount of money on it. Cicilia Christina Schøller left Trondheim for Copenhagen in 1783, and died there in 1786. The son-in-law, General von Krogh lived in Cicilienborg for some years. Cicilienborg, renamed Stiftsgården after the real heir, Sti Tønsberg Schøller von Krogh, who also wanted to go to Copenhagen. In 1800 he sold Stiftsgården to the king for 10000 riksdalers. This building was for a very long period used as the residence of the "amtsmann", the King's representative to Trondheim. Stiftsgården is currently the residence of the Norwegian King when he is in Trondheim. Sti Tønsberg Schøller von Krogh's branches of the von Krogh family all became noblemen in Denmark. In 1788 General von Krogh bought the estate Leira (then referred to as "Leeren"), from his son, who had inherited it from his mother when she died in 1786. (Note: This estate included the Leer bridge, where his great grandfather Bernardus had one of his inns).

      The General developed the Stiftsgården mansion to become suitable for representation and festivities. It has a grand park with fish ponds, decorative bushes, tree lined avenues on the side of the main building, and a long double alley facing in the direction of the tower of the cathedral of
      Trondheim. General von Krogh controlled Norway's sawmills and other profitable assets including Lillegården just outside Trondheim. General von Krogh was the Commander-In-Chief for the area north of Norway's mountains. He was the loyal man of King Fredrik IV of Denmark in the area, and hit hard at anything that would threaten the good relationship between the Danish King and his subjects. In 1807, Denmark-Norway was drawn into the napoleonic war on Napoleon's (French) side. The General mobilized 3000 soldiers from the Trondheim region. He outfitted them in colorful although not very practical uniforms, giving them prestige although no actual war actions took place in Trondheim, it suffered greatly from the British blockade, their only military action against Denmark-Norway in the Trondheim area. The General was the dominant person in Trondheim both in military and civilian life during the war years 1807-1814. He was, at the outbreak of the war over 75 years old. He had very wide sweeping authority, and towards the end of the war, was almost sovereign in the area. His unyielding attitude to defend the region's allegiance with the Danish King produced numerous enemies within the ranks of people who wanted changes. Finally, King Fredrik IV, relieved him of his post on 5 January 1814. This done officially on the General's own request. He was by this time, 82 years old. The General was also highly regarded by the new Swedish King, Carl Johan (who was one of Napoleon's generals). However, Georg Friedrich von Krogh's political role was over before the peace accords in Kiel, which settled matters after the war. In the 8-10 year period after 1814, an economic crisis hit Norway, and the wealth and fortunes of General Georg Friedrich von Krogh and his son of the same name, Colonel Georg Friedrich von Krogh (1777-1826), had, to a large extent, eroded away. The Colonel had invested heavily in a shipyard and brick
      factory at Bakklandet, and a copper rolling mill at the Leira estate. The large investments consumed a large part of the family fortune, and with the economic crisis the value was by and large wiped out, eliminating most of their fortune.

      Famous children of the Colonel Georg Friedrich von Krogh (1777-1826)included:

      George Frederik von Krogh (1802-1841), the publicist, was notable in many ways. He played a significant role' in the Students' Society in Oslo. He also proposed in 1824, that the 17th of May be celebrated as the Norwegian Independence Day, only 10 years after the constitution was signed in 1814. He also actively participated in the Market Place Battle ("Torvslaget") in 1829. He was a writer in liberal political newspapers, and a close friend of the Norwegian poet Henrik Wergeland, who made him a memorial in one of his most beautiful poems. Camilla Collett, the sister of Henrik Wergeland, used traits from him to model Lorentz Brandt in her novel "Amtmandens Døtre".

      Contre Admiral Frederik Ferdinand von Krogh (1806-1890), whose son was Vice Admiral Georg Frederik von Krogh
      (1843-1901).

      Captain Johan Christian Wibe von Krogh (1820-1899) who was once the Auditor of the Bank of Norway.


  • Sources 
    1. [S317] Domkirken in Trondheim Parish Register, National Archives of Norway, (National Archives of Norway, Digitalarkivet) (Reliability: 3).
      Source information: Sør-Trøndelag county, Domkirken in Trondheim, Parish register (official) nr. 601A04 (1729-1769), Birth and baptism records 1732, no page no.
      http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20050613030940.jpg

    2. [S184] 1801 Norway Census, National Archives of Norway, (Digitalarkivet, National Archives of Norway) (Reliability: 3).
      County district Parish Local parish Town Quarter Street Gard/hus
      Tronhiem Tronhiem Tronhiem Tronhiem 1ste Rode Væstergade Hus/1

      New household Given name Last name Household pos. Age Marital status Occupation Remarks Sex
      89 * Georg Friderichs Krogh Hosbonde 68 2det giftermaal General af infanteriet og commanderende nordenfields samt commandant over tronhi M
      90 Margretha fød Lerche Hans koene 66 1ste ægteskab 'fød lerche' K
      91 Helena Margretha Nicolina Antonetta fød Tillisch Beslægtet 39 Ugift 'fød tillisch' K
      92 Georg Friderich Von Krogh Deres søn 23 Ugift Kammerjunker og lieutenant M
      93 Ane Cathrine Blom Tienestefolk 38 Ugift K
      94 Ane Kirstine Wiborg Tienestefolk 27 Ugift K
      95 Maria Reinharts Tienestefolk 21 Ugift K
      96 Karen Sophia Koldrup Tienestefolk 26 Ugift K
      97 Malena Benjaminsdtr Tienestefolk 22 Ugift K
      98 Malena Pedersdtr Tienestefolk 23 Ugift K
      99 Martha Andersdtr Tienestefolk 22 Ugift K
      100 Maria Andersdtr Tienestefolk 24 Ugift K
      101 Simon Adolph Hansen Tienestefolk 25 Ugift M
      102 Johannes Olsen Tienestefolk 25 Ugift M
      103 Niels Nielsen Tienestefolk 30 Ugift M
      104 Ole Olsen Tienestefolk 31 Ugift M
      105 Hans Sivertsen Tienestefolk 26 Ugift Soldat ved 1ste regiment M
      106 Tores Olsen Tienestefolk 27 Ugift M
      107 Anders Guttormsen Tienestefolk 21 Ugift Soldat ved 1ste regiment M
      108 Christopher Jacobsen Tienestefolk 28 Ugift Soldat ved 1ste regiment M
      109 Jon Elevsen Tienestefolk 22 Ugift Soldat ved 1ste regiment M

    3. [S267] Oslo Domkirke Parish Register, National Archives of Norway, (National Archives of Norway, Digitalarkivet) (Reliability: 3).
      Source information: Oslo county, Oslo Domkirke / Vår Frelsers menighet, Parish register (official) nr. 2 (1705-1730), Marriage records 1725, page 56.
      http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20061004030106.jpg

    4. [S317] Domkirken in Trondheim Parish Register, National Archives of Norway, (National Archives of Norway, Digitalarkivet) (Reliability: 3).
      Source information: Sør-Trøndelag county, Domkirken in Trondheim, Parish register (official) nr. 601A04 (1729-1769), Engagement records 1760, no page no.
      http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20050613031301.jpg

    5. [S316] Eidsvold Parish Register, National Archives of Norway, (National Archives of Norway, Digitalarkivet) (Reliability: 3).
      Source information: Akershus county, Eidsvoll, Miscellaneous nr. 1 (1688-1856), Marriage records 1746-1765, page 54.
      http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20060719020324.jpg