Christian Collett Kjerschow

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Christian Collett Hersleb Kjerschow (23 August 1821 – 10 April 1889) was a Norwegian politician.

He was born in Aker as the oldest son of bishop Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow (1786–1866) and his wife Johanne Benedicte Collett (1802–1851). His younger sister Caroline Sophie Erasmine Kjerschow married businessman Jacob Andreas Michelsen,[1] and was the mother of Christian Michelsen. Christian Kjerschow was also a maternal grandson of mining director Christian Ancher Collett.

Christian Collett Kjerschow married Nancy Adelaide Esbensen. They had several children.[2] In the 1902 census his family were registered with two servants.[3] Their sons Peder and Karald and grandson Arild all became jurists.[4]

Christian Collett Kjerschow was elected from the constituency Tromsø, Hammerfest, Vardø og Vadsø to the Norwegian Parliament in 1868. At that time he served as stipendiary magistrate (byfoged) and chief of police.[5] He then served as County Governor of Tromsøe Amt (Troms) from 1869 to 1889.[6]


  1. ^ "Caroline Sophie Erasmine Kjerschow b. 20 Sep 1827 Aker d. 1902: Erik Berntsens slektssider". Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Christian Collet Hersleb Kjerschow b. 23 Aug 1821 Aker, Akershus d. 10 Apr 1889: Erik Berntsens slektssider". Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Resultat fra søk i folketellingen 1885". Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Kjerschow". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. 
  5. ^ "Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste (NSD)". Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
Preceded by
Mathias B. K. Nannestad
County Governor of Troms
Succeeded by
Boye Chr. R. Strøm