Yalmar Bernhard (Bernard) BERNTSEN

Date of Birth: 
24 May 1871
Date of Death: 
19 Sep 1949

Yalmar was born in Oslo, Norway.

He married Jeanie Hamilton Telfer (born in Dunedin in 1874) in Wellington in 1893.

They had 10 children, 4 girls, 5 boys & one stillborn.

Two sons served in WW2 with one, Jacob (Jack) killed in the Western Desert in 1941. A son-in-law, John Tyson, served in WW1.

Yalmar was naturalised in 1920.

He was a coachsmith & blacksmith in Lower Hutt in the early 1900's & then Owhanga before becoming a settler in Kawhia by 1914 then a farmer in Hauturu (Kawhia) for the rest of his life.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
Yalmar Bernhard (Bernard) Berntsen: Jeanie Hamilton Telfer; Robert Hamilton Telfer; Ann Ellis; Violet Berntsen; Alma Honnor Mexted; Alma Margaret (Maggie) Berntsen; John Henry Tyson; Bernard Yalmar Berntsen; Florence Adelaide Ivy Fox; Eric Berntsen; Roy Hamilton Berntsen; Iris Winnifred August; Jeanette Merley Berntsen; Edward Kerr; Jacob (Jack) Berntsen; Thelma Ngaire Phyllis Berntsen; James Stanley Lyford; Colin Carl Berntsen; Lindsay Barton Babbage.