Hans Nicolai Cormontan (b. 1755 in Oddernes, Vest Agder, Norway, d. June 11, 1827): Theodora's paternal grandfather
Hans Cormontan's father (Theodora's great-grandfather): Paul Kristian Hansen Cormontan b. 1725, d. January 20, 1769
Hans Cormontan's mother (Theodora's great-grandmother): Mette Christine Hertzberg Cormontan b. 1724
Hans Nicolai Cormontan was parish priest of Undal, as well as a priest at St. Olav’s church of Avaldsnes (on the west coast of Norway) from 1807-1814.
Nicoline Meldal Cormontan (b. 1774 in Oddernes, Vest Agder,-October 13, 1866): Theodora's paternal grandmother
Nicoline Cormontan's father: Theodorus Bergmann Meldal b. June 23, 1735 in Romedal, Hedmark, Norway, d. August 8, 1786 in Oddernes, Vest Agder, Norway
Nicoline Cormontan's mother: Nicoline Paludan Meldal b. August 14, 1749 in Oslo, Akershus, Norway, d. April 24, 1815 in Kristiansand, Vest Agder, Norway
Theodora Nicoline Meldal Cormontan's name honors her great-grandparents on her paternal grandmother's side.
Children of Hans Nicolai Cormontan and Nicoline Meldal Cormontan:
The 1875 Norwegian census records Mette living in the household with Even, Theodora, and Eivinda Cormontan.
Even Meldal Schjelderup Cormontan (September 4, 1798-February 14, 1893): Theodora's father
Even Meldal Schjelderup Cormontan was the parish priest of Arendal from 1847-1882. He was born in Øvrebø, Vest-Agder, Norway, the son of Hans Nicolai Cormontan and Nicoline Meldal Cormontan. Even Meldal Schjelderup Cormontan died in Franklin, Renville County, Minnesota, USA, at age 94.
Louise Augusta Hirsch Cormontan (October 1, 1802-March 5, 1865): Theodora's mother
Louise's father: Patroclus von Hirsch b. 1758, d. 1828.
Louise's mother: Bolette Christine Mueller Hirsch b. 1765, d. 1806
Patroclus von Hirsch was an engineer in the Norwegian military. By the end of his career he rose to the rank of major in the infantry and major in the Norwegian engineer brigade. He also taught at the Military Mathematical school in Christiania (now Oslo) from 1790-1817. Louise was born in Kristiania, Norway and died in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.
Even and Louise married on March 25, 1825.
Children of Even Meldal Schjelderup Cormontan and Louise Augusta Hirsch Cormontan: