Rønneberg, Trygve

Rønneberg, Trygve

Male 1880 - 1942  (62 years)

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  • Name Rønneberg, Trygve 
    Born 27 Sep 1880  Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 22 Oct 1880  Stavanger Domkirke, Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Trygve Rønneberg's Baptism
    Trygve Rønneberg's Baptism
    This page in the Stavanger Domkirke records shows Trygve's baptism. It is hard to read but indicates Trygve was born 27 Sept 1880 and baptized 22 October 1880. He was number 124 of boys baptized in that church that year.
    Gender Male 
    Confirmation 4 Oct 1896  Stavanger Domkirke, Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Ingeniør ( civil engineer-structural engineer) 
    Died 3 Nov 1942  Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sunset Mausoleum, Kensington, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4490  Ronneberg Family | Descendants of Anders Tørresen Rønneberg I17, Decesandents of Asser Jonson Ånestad I7251, Descendants of Anna Jonsdatter Rønneberg I347, Descendants of Asbjørn Eriksen Rønneberg I282, Decesendents of Asser Ånestad I7251, Descendants of Bård Guttormsen på Rein I19139, Decesandents of Tørres Tørresen Grannes I88, Decsendants of Tollak Sandnes I346, Descendants of Tørres Andersen Rønneberg I15, Descendants of Tørres Rønneberg I4493
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2012 

    Father Rønneberg, Tørres Andersen,   b. 31 Mar 1845, Sola, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1913, Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Thorsen, Thomine "Zilla" (Kartevold),   b. 9 Mar 1847, Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1920, Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1874  Stavanger, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anderson, Wilhelmina Emelia,   b. 2 May 1882, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1969, San Rafael, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1907  Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rønneberg, Infant,   b. 30 Sep 1907, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1907, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Ronneberg, Terres Albert,   b. 6 Jun 1911, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1985, Sonoma, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Rønneberg, Janet Madeline,   b. 31 May 1914, Berkeley, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2006  (Age 91 years)
    +4. Ronneberg, Warren Anderson,   b. 13 Jul 1917, Oakland, Alameda County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1986, Concord, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F1660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Sep 1880 - Stavanger, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 22 Oct 1880 - Stavanger Domkirke, Stavanger, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 4 Oct 1896 - Stavanger Domkirke, Stavanger, Norway Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1907 - Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1942 - Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sunset Mausoleum, Kensington, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Trygve Rønneberg
    Trygve Rønneberg
    Grand Father of Skip and Terry Rønneberg
    Tørres Rønneberg Family
    Tørres Rønneberg Family
    Back rw: Arne, Nathal, Gyda
    Middle rw: Anna, Tørres, Einar, Tomine, Trygve
    Front middle: Carl
    The Chronicle Building SF
    The Chronicle Building SF
    Rebuilt Structural Engineering By Trygve Rønneberg, Ca 1907
    Mills Building reconstructed.
    Mills Building reconstructed.
    Engineering by Trygve Rønneberg, Ca 1908 S.F. 2 years after the fire
    Rønneberg and Thostensen family photo.
    Rønneberg and Thostensen family photo.
    Pictured but not in datafile:
    Grethe Thorsen
    Gyda Thostensen
    Magda Thostensen
    Thora Thostensen
    Cornelia Thorsen
    Louis Jacobson, Photographer and Cornelia's fiancee.
    Harold Hansen, Trygve Rønneberg, Anna Rønneberg
    Harold Hansen, Trygve Rønneberg, Anna Rønneberg
    Possibly Jens Olai Hansen
    Anderson Family
    Anderson Family
    Trygve Ronneberg and Terres Lance
    Trygve Ronneberg and Terres Lance
    Trygve is holding his grandson, Terres Lance, 4 months, in 1940.
    Trygve Ronneberg holding his grandson Terres Lance at 3 months.
    Trygve Ronneberg holding his grandson Terres Lance at 3 months.
    Trygve Ronneberg and his grandson Terres Lance ca 1940 at 3 months old. This picture was taken in Menlo Park where Terres' parents lived at the time.
    Trygve Ronneberg, Willa, Hilda and Terres Lance
    Trygve Ronneberg, Willa, Hilda and Terres Lance
    Taken in Menlo Park, this pictures shows Trygve, daugther-in-law Hilda, grandson Terres Lance and Willa, Trygve's wife.
    Trygve Ronneberg with son Warren at brother's home in Menlo Park, Ca.
    Trygve Ronneberg with son Warren at brother's home in Menlo Park, Ca.
    Taken 29 Sep 1940, Trygve, his son Warren, Terres Lance at 3 months, and his mother Hilda can be seen. Grandmother Willa is seated, but hidden behind Hilda.
    Anna Therese Rønneberg and family
    Anna Therese Rønneberg and family
    Jens Olai Hansen
    Jens Olai Hansen
    Anna Therese Rønneberg together with her brother Trygve and her in-laws, the Hansens.
    Ronneberg Home in Berkeley, CA
    Ronneberg Home in Berkeley, CA
    A construction picture of looking at the Ronneberg Home from Oak Ridge road. Terres Albert and a Mrs Paulsen are pictured. This home was designed by San Francisco architect Willis Polk for Trygve Ronneberg.
    Willa and Trygve Ronneberg at the Claremont.
    Willa and Trygve Ronneberg at the Claremont.
    claremont Hotel 1941
    Trygve and Willia Ronneberg
    Trygve and Willia Ronneberg
    Taken near the Clarmont Hotel in 1941

    Documents
    Ship Manifest 1905
    Ship Manifest 1905
    Trygve Rønneberg sailed to the United States on S.S. Campania from Liverpool England 9 September 1905 and arrived in New York 15 Sept 1905. He was listed as a Civil Engineer from Stavanger Norway with a destination of Humbolt St Chicago, IL, the business of D.R. Reit & Co. The manifest says he was 20 years old but he really was 24 almost 25, Single, Scandinavian and he could read and write. He paid his own passage and had $250 with him. He did not have a ticket to his final destination, and it appears he had been in Chicago before in 1905. He had no medical or other problems.
    1930 US Census
    1930 US Census
    The circled entry is the entry for Trgyve Rønneberg and his family in Berkley CA.
    1910 Census
    1910 Census
    1910 US Census. Trygve Rønneberg and his wife in San Francisco, CA
    Trygve Ronneberg Car Accident
    Trygve Ronneberg Car Accident
    This 10 Apr 1916 story comes from The Evening News, San Jose, CA Page 5 Vol 65.
    Trygve Ronneberg's WWII draft registration
    Trygve Ronneberg's WWII draft registration
    Trygve Rønneberg visit to America in 1902.
    Trygve Rønneberg visit to America in 1902.
    Trygve Rønneberg's Confirmation record.
    Trygve Rønneberg's Confirmation record.
    Here is the church record of Trygve Rønneberg's confirmation. It took place4 October 1896.
    In the same church as the baptized, Stavanger Domkrike in Norway.
    Trygve Ronneberg's passport application, page 1
    Trygve Ronneberg's passport application, page 1
    After becoming a naturalized citizen on 20 Nov 1911, Trygve Ronneberg applied for a US passport to travel to England and Norway in 1919.
    Trygve Ronneberg's passport application, page 2
    Trygve Ronneberg's passport application, page 2
    This is the second page of Trygve's passport application in 1919.
    Voter Registration
    Voter Registration
    This page show Trygve and Willa Ronneberg's voter registration in Berkeley, CA Precinct NO. B1 in 1915.
    Trygve Rønneberg's US WWI Draft registration.
    Trygve Rønneberg's US WWI Draft registration.
    Stavanger Museum Letter 1
    Stavanger Museum Letter 1
    Translation:
    22 January, 1970

    Mr. Tørres Rønneberg
    38 Mariner Green Drive
    Corte Madera
    24925 San Rafael
    Calif. USA

    The Stavanger Museum is very grateful for the mailing of the artifacts, steinblubbe and two spinnehjul, found ca 50 years ago at Rønneberg in Sola, and enclosed is a picture of the artifacts.

    With kind regards
    Ingeborg Bang Andersen
    Stavanger Museum letter 2
    Stavanger Museum letter 2
    Translation:
    21 October 1970
    Mr. Tørres Rønneberg
    38. Mariner Green Drive
    Corte Medera
    24925 San Rafael
    Calif. USA.

    We send you our best thanks for the club of gneiss/granite, and 2 spinnehjul of serpentine, found at Røyneberg, gnr. 35, Sola about. 50 years ago, (also the) contribution (from) v/Mrs Mossie Nilsen, Oslo, jfr. nr. 9507 or 9508 on enclosed separate page.

    With kind regards
    for Stavanger Museum
    Archeology Division
    Ingeborg Bang Anderson
    San Francisco City Directory 1908
    San Francisco City Directory 1908
    Trygve Rønneberg is listed
    Trygve and Willa Rønneberg Marriage Certificate
    Trygve and Willa Rønneberg Marriage Certificate
    Trygve Ronneberg 1916 accident article.
    Trygve Ronneberg 1916 accident article.
    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE article regarding Trygve Ronneberg's car accident.

    1940 Census listing Trygve and Wilhelmina Rønneberg
    1940 Census listing Trygve and Wilhelmina Rønneberg
    Article about T Ronneberg's building projects
    Article about T Ronneberg's building projects
    Western Architect and Engineer January – December 1919

    Vol 58-59 pg 119

    Headstones
    Ronneberg name plate
    Ronneberg name plate
    The final resting place for Trygve Ronneberg and his wife Willa. Located in the Sunset Mausoleum and Columbarium.

    Histories
    A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF TRYGVE RONNEBERG (1880-1942)
    A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF TRYGVE RONNEBERG (1880-1942)
    Written by Terres Ronneberg on September 11, 2007 and updated on June 18, 2012
    Man Offers Life to Save Family
    Man Offers Life to Save Family
    From the Oakland Tribune, 10 April 1916 - an account of what happened when Trygve Rønneberg was visiting Mt Diablo and his car began to roll with his family still in it.
    Trygve Ronneberg worked on this project
    Trygve Ronneberg worked on this project
    Reprinted from
    Architectural Resources Group, Inc
    Architects, Planners and Conservators

    Copra Warehouse, 740 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, California
    Draft Historical Resources Evaluation, February 6, 2009
    Page 6
    Norwegian Emigrants and Businessmen in America J Burner & Company 1927 Trygve Rønneberg
Norske Utvandrere og Forretningsdrivenede I AmerikaJ Burner & Company 1927 Trygve Rønneberg
    Norwegian Emigrants and Businessmen in America J Burner & Company 1927 Trygve Rønneberg Norske Utvandrere og Forretningsdrivenede I AmerikaJ Burner & Company 1927 Trygve Rønneberg
    Article about Trygve Rønneberg in both Norwegian and English

    Albums
    Trygve Ronneberg
    Trygve Ronneberg (21)
    Photos of Trygve and his family

  • Notes 
    • A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF TRYGVE RONNEBERG (1880-1942)
      Written by Terres Ronneberg on September 11, 2007 and updated on June 18, 2012

      Trygve Ronneberg was born to Tørres Ronneberg (1845-1913) and Thomine "Zilla" Thorsen Kortvold (1847-1920) on 27 September 1880 in Stavanger, Norway. His baptism took place in the Stavanger Cathedral on 22 October 1880. Trygve was the fourth of nine children.
      He received his primary education in his native land, Norway. Then, he attended Porsgrunn Technical School in Norway for two years. Thereafter, he continued his education in two German technical schools: first he attended technical school in Ilmenau, Thuringen, Germany, then he went to northern Germany and finished his technical schooling in Neustadt, Mecklinburg, Germany in 1902 becoming a civil engineer specializing in structural engineering.
      Engineer Ronneberg immigrated to the United States in 1900 aboard the ship, St. Paul, and then he traveled to Chicago to work with his brother, Nathal Ronneberg, in the firm of D.H.Burnham Construction Company. In 1902, Trygve returned to Norway for a visit and to Neustadt, Germany where, I believe, he submitted his final drawings for his technical degree. There is a photograph, taken in 1902 in Germany, with Trygve in a large group of people who were, perhaps, members of a fraternal organization. Also, I have the drawings that Trygve submitted to Neustadt Technical School dated 1902.

      The Hamburg Passenger List shows that Trygve returned to New York on 16 August 1902 aboard the ship--Blucher. His passage took him from Hamburg, Germany to Boulogne, France, to Southampton, England and finally to New York. Again, in 1905, Trygve traveled to Norway for a visit--this time returning via Ellis Island, New York on 15 September 1905 aboard the ship Campania. He returned to Chicago, Illinois with two hundred and fifty dollars in his pocket--quite a sum of money in those days.

      In 1907, Trygve was sent by the firm, D.H. Burnham Construction Company ( Offices were located at 1915 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco), and he remained with the firm until approximately 1910. He worked for the Willis Polk Company to San Francisco to be the head supervisor of the twenty floor "Hobart Building" located on Market Street in San Francisco. He remained with the Polk firm until 1916. It was the Willis Polk firm who did much of the work for the 1915 Pan American Exposition in San Francisco. From 1916 to 1919, Trygve Ronneberg was the engineer and business manager for Louis P.Hobart. Sometime around 1918 he established his own business with his office located in the Crocker Building in San Francisco. Trygve was the structural engineer for the following buildings in San Francisco: the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph (a twenty-six story, 500 ft. building, built in 1924, which was the tallest building of the time in San Francisco, the Hobart Building, which has twenty stories, and is still considered one of the most handsome office buildings in the world, the Union Oil Building; the California Bank Building, the O'Connor & Moffitt Building, the Steinhart Aquarium, part of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, and the Legion of Honor Building, overlooking the Golden Gate and presented to the city of San Francisco by Mrs. Adolph Spreckles-considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. He was also the structural engineer for the Crocker Estate and Crocker First National Bank Building, as well as the Post Office in Portland,Oregon. He was the assistant architect of the Army and Navy YMCA Building (on the Embarcadero in San Francisco), and he planned the foundation and steel frame for the reconstruction of the San Francisco Chronicle Building. Trygve also helped design the unique high steel arch feature of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in New York City, which was also known as Penn Station. It is believed that Trygve worked with Willis Polk when he designed the Willis Polk/Sunol Water Temple in 1910.

      Before leaving Chicago for San Francisco, Trygve married Wilhelmina Emilia Anderson of Chicago on 30 January 1907. They lived at 1278 Sacramento Street in San Francisco, California until approximately 1912 when the family moved to Berkeley, California. Trygve had a house built at 38 Tunnel Rd. Berkeley,which was designed by Willis Polk, the famous architect. In 1938, Trygve and Wilhelmina moved to their summer home in Inverness, California where he lived until his death.
      Trygve and Wilhelmina had three children, Terres Albert (1911-1985), Janet Madeline (1914-2006) and Warren Anderson (1917-1986). Terres was born in San Francisco. Janet and Warren were born in Berkeley, California.
      Trygve received his Naturalization papers on 20 November 1911 from the Superior Court of San Francisco, California.
      In 1920, for a third and final time, Trygve went to Norway to visit his family. He returned to San Francisco, California aboard the ship Mauretania on 13 March 1920, which left from Southampton, England.

      A pocket watch, owned by Warren Anderson (Skip) Ronneberg, was given to Trygve Ronneberg by M.H. DeYoung with an engraving on the back watch cover “M.H. DeYoung in appreciation of services as Superintendent of Construction of the Chronicle Building, 1909.” This watch is engraved with the initials “TR” on the front cover.

      Trygve died in Los Angeles, California on 3 November 1942 of pulmonary edema and a cerebral hemorrhage. He and his wife, Wilhelmina, are interred in the mausoleum, which is located in the Sunset View Cemetery in Kensington, California.


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