Haakon Svendsen

Haakon Svendsen
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updated August 06, 2019
Haakon Svendsen was born to Amanda (Svendsen) Jorgensen and Haakon Karlsen. He married Teresina Gabriele in January 1941 and Haakon died on November 22, 1956. They gave birth to Amanda S. Stevenson, John Richard Svendsen, and Stewart Haakon Svendsen.

Haakon Svendsen was raised in Gamvik Norway by his mother, Amanda Stevenson. He joined the American Army when the Nazi's invaded his home town in Finnmark. His sister was pregnant with boy and girl twins but the Nazis made sure that his sister and her twins died. But God made sure that this evil act would be partially rectified and nine months later in Brooklyn, New York, my twin brother and I were born! His mother Amanda Svendsen's boy and girl twin grandchildren Sandra and Stewart would always be treasured by their grandmother.
Haakon gladly joined the U.S. Army and was sent to Colorado but was assigned to special and more dangerous Merchant marine assignments in the North Sea because of his knowledge of seamanship, of the German language, and his fluency in Norwegian and English. I read a letter he wrote to my mother and was shocked how perfect his English was. Today English is taught in Norway in the Public Schools, but back then English wasn't that common. My father loved to sing and play guitar, tell jokes, and had a high degree of culture. For many years I was extremely close to Jan Clayton and my mother said that my father had taken her to see Jan Clayton in 1946 to see the revival of "Show Boat" on Broadway. My mother later bought Jan's show albums for me as Christmas presents. I still have the original albums 60 years later. (And 75 letter and cards from Jan Clayton.) My father took me on a ship in Brooklyn and showed me around and introduced me to some Dutch sailors. I ended up studying Norwegian in high school and even today I am still studying Norwegian. My relatives (his sister's first child Karl-Arne Fredheim) came to stay with me. His wife Marianne could not speak English but his daughter "Connie" (Aude Fredheim) is fluent in English. I told them that I would talk to Marianne in Norwegian and they scoffed. Later they were surprised that I spoke a very formal Norwegian because my teacher, Dr. Samuel Abrahamsen taught a very formal Norwegian. There is a tribute to Samuel Abrahamsen by me on ancientfaces.
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Military serial#: 32883589
Enlisted: April 6, 1943 in New York City New York
Military branch: No Branch Assignment
Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men)
Terms of enlistment: Enlistment For The Duration Of The War Or Other Emergency, Plus Six Months, Subject To The Discretion Of The President Or Otherwise According To Law

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Haakon Svendsen & Teresina Maria Grazia (Gabriele) Karlsen

January 1941 - November 22, 1956
Cause of Separation: Death

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Jul 24, 1916 - Mar 22, 1999

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Haakon Svendsen was born to Amanda (Svendsen) Jorgensen and Haakon Karlsen. He married Teresina Gabriele in January 1941 and Haakon died on November 22, 1956. They gave birth to Amanda S. Stevenson, John Richard Svendsen, and Stewart Haakon Svendsen.
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