Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow

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The Right Reverend
Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow
Bishop of Bjørgvin
Church Church of Norway
Diocese Tromsø stift (1830–1848)
Bjørgvin (1848–1857)
In office 1830–1857
Personal details
Born (1786-06-29)29 June 1786
Died 24 November 1866(1866-11-24) (aged 80)
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Christian
Spouse Johanne Benedicte Collett
Children Christian Collett Kjerschow
Occupation Priest
Education Cand.theol.

Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow (29 June 1786 – 24 November 1866) was a Norwegian clergyman.

He was a bishop in the State Church of Norway for twenty-seven years; first in the Diocese of Tromsø from 1830 to 1848 and later in the Diocese of Bjørgvin from 1848 to 1857.[1] Before his appointment as bishop, he was vicar in Aker.[2] His father, who was a vicar in Brønnøy, had migrated to Norway from Jutland.[3]

Peder Kjerschow married Johanne Benedicte Collett (1802–1851),[4] daughter of mining director Christian Ancher Collett and cousin of Peter Jonas and Johan Christian Collett.[5] They had seven children of which two died young.[4] Their son Christian Collett Kjerschow became a County Governor, while their daughter married businessman Jacob Andreas Michelsen.[3] His grandson Peter Christian Hersleb Kjerschow Michelsen was named after him, but is better known as Christian Michelsen, statesman and Prime Minister.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bishops of the Church of Norway 1537-2008 - Church of Norway
  2. ^ "Prester i Sem", in Sem og Slagen - en bygdebok. Hosted by Tønsberg public library. (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ a b "Kjerschow". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Collett family part 2
  5. ^ Collett family part 1
  6. ^ Ask, Øyvind. "«Nu gjælder det at holde kjæft»" (PDF). Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Mathias Bonsach Krogh
Bishop of Tromsø stift
1830–1848
Succeeded by
Daniel Bremer Juell
Preceded by
Jacob Neumann
Bishop of Bjørgvin
1848–1857
Succeeded by
Jens Mathias Pram Kaurin