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Peter Andreas Munch (1865 - 1895)

Peter Andreas (Andreas) Munch
Born in Kristiania, Norgemap
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Husband of — married 19 Apr 1895 in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norwaymap
Died at age 30 in Hadsel, Nordland, Norgemap
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Peter Andreas, two years younger than Edvard, was a physician, who married, and died at age thirty of pneumonia.[1]

Andreas was born in 1865. 1865: lived at Nedre Slotsgade 9. [2] 1885: lived with the Waalmann family and brother Edvard and sisters Laura and Inger and aunt Karen Bjølstad at Skaus Plads (Schous Plass) 1. [3]

He was married to Johanne Kinck 19 April 1895 at Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway.[4][5] They were the parents of Andrea Sofie Munch, born 20 February 1896, several months after her father's death.[6]

In 1895, Edvard contacted his brother, Andreas, about the need to support their Aunt Karen and sister Inger. Andreas was not enthusiastic about the proposal, as he planned to soon marry.

"But Andreas had never demonstrated the careful concern for the family that haunted Munch; the younger brother's life had been easier in terms of his more robust health, his approved vacation and his ability to disengage from the emotional burden of family. Now, at thirty, he announced that he had met the woman he wanted to marry. Marriage meant expense; Andreas took on the usual bridegroom's loan for furniture, household goods and so on."[7]

"Andreas was married in April 1895 There was something strange about the marriage. The family deeply disliked and distrusted the bride. The daughter of a headmaster, she was certainly very pretty, but in November Andreas wrote to his family, "I can't stand life any longer" and he died of pneumonia at the end of the year. His unpopular wife was believed, in some obscure way, to have caused his death. She was pregnant when he died had in due course gave birth to a daughter."[8]

He passed away 15 December 1895 in Hadsel, Nordland, at the age of 30.[9] His remains were interred at Krist Kirkegård in Oslo.[10]


  1. Edvard Munch A Study of Loss, Grief and Creativity, by Lawrence Warick, M.D, Ph.D. & Elaine Warick, B.A.
  2. Folketelling 1865 for 0301 Kristiania kjøpstad
  3. Folketelling 1885 for 0301 Kristiania kjøpstad
  4. Record of the Marriage of Peter Andreas Munch and Johanne Kinck. Fåberg prestekontor, H/Ha/Haa/L0010: Ministerialbok nr. 10, 1879-1900, s. 255.
  5. "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), Peter Andreas Munch and Johanne Kinck, 19 Apr 1895; citing Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway; FHL microfilm 1,283,330.
  6. "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Peter Andreas Munch in entry for Andrea Sofie Munch, 20 Feb 1896; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,283,330.
  7. Edvard Munch, Behind the Scream, by Sue Prideaux, Yale University Press, 2005, page 153.
  8. Edvard Munch, Behind the Scream, by Sue Prideaux, Yale University Press, 2005, page 153.
  9. Record of the Death of Peter Andreas Munch. Ministerialprotokoller, klokkerbøker og fødselsregistre - Nordland, 888/L1246: Ministerialbok nr. 888A12, 1891-1903, s. 245.
  10. Find a Grave Memorial for Peter Andreas Munch.

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