The shipping magnate and politician Christian Michelsen was the son of Jacob Andreas Michelsen and Caroline Sophie Erastine Kjerschow. In 1881 he married Johanne Benedikte "Benny" Boalth Wallendahl (b. 10 September 1861, d. 6 October 1910), daughter of Rasmus Carolius Hansen Wallendahl and Johanne Cathinka Boalth. They had two children, Einar Michelsen (1882-1921) and Benny Michelsen (1887-1976).
Christian and Benny Michelsen got their last resting place in the park of Gamlehaugen, their residence at Fjøsanger outside Bergen. Gamlehaugen later became the Norwegian king's official residence in Bergen.
The photo was taken during a visit in September 2005.
Sources and references
- Bt.no 2 July 2005 (at the website of Disnorge.no)
- Hvem er hvem 1912, p. 178
- Disnorge.no/gravminner (id. 220364, 437467, 2234056, 2234057)
- Victor.sinside.net, subpage alle/fam04531.htm