Christian Anker
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Christian Anker (1711 - 1765)

Christian Anker
Born in Søndre Land, Norgemap
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Husband of — married 17 Jun 1744 in Kristiania, Norwaymap
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Died at age 53 in Christiania, Norgemap
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"Christian Ancher was a Norwegian merchant, timber trader and ship owner. He was born in Søndre Land, was married to Karen Elieson, and was the father of chamberlain Bernt Anker, prime minister Peder Anker and wholesaler Jess Anker. He eventually became the largest timber trader in Christiania, and was also big in shipping. He is known for his home Paleet near Bjørvika, which later was used as a Royal residence.[1]

Christian Ancher born in Land July 27 baptized August 1, 1711,[2] died in Oslo January 9, buried there January 23, 1765 in Iver Elieson's walled burial. [3]

He came to the reputed merchant in Oslo, Peder Leuch, in 1724, whom he served with fidelity and skill, until he himself became a rich merchant and an esteemed man. Became Commercial Council 1733, Justice 1754, built in 1755 on rammed piles the so-called palace in Oslo, rested house with his son Bernt A in his will placed at the disposal of the public and which has been regularly used by the royal family. In 1758 he donated a silver christening dish and other gifts to Fluberg Church. [4]

He was married in Oslo, June 17, 1744,[5] with Karen Elieson, born in Oslo, April 11, baptized April 17, 1723, dead at Vaekerø, Oslo, Dec. 9, buried in his Family Funeral Chapel, Dec. 15, 1806. October 9, 1871, these spouses and 7 other anchorage coffins were interred in a separate and unloaded space under the Church of Our Savior in Oslo. 4 children.[6]


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Christian Ancher," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed February 5, 2016).
  2. Record of the Birth and Baptism of Christian Anker. Land prestekontor, Ministerialbok nr. 1, 1708-1732, s. 38-39
  3. Record of the Death and Burial of Christian Ancher.Oslo domkirke Kirkebøker, F/Fa/L0004: Ministerialbok nr. 4, 1743-1786, s. 550-551.
  4. Anker, C. J. Stamtavle over familien Anker. Kristiania, 1889, page 29
  5. Record of the Marriage of Christian Anker and Karen Iversdatter Elieson. Oslo domkirke Kirkebøker, F/Fa/L0004: Ministerialbok nr. 4, 1743-1786, s. 12-13
  6. Anker, C. J. Stamtavle over familien Anker. Kristiania, 1889, page 29

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