We announce with deep regret the death of Mr August Bernard Tellefsen, head of the old. established firm of Tellefsen and Co., ship and insurance brokers, timber importers, and coal exporters, of the Merchants' Exchange, Cardiff. The sad event occurred at about seven o'clock this morning at the residence of the deceased gentleman, Rheubina, near Whitchurch, the cause of death being an affection of the heart and liver. Mr Tellefsen, who was 72 years of age, had been in ill-health for a considerable time, and for the last six weeks had been confined to bed. His death, which was by no means unexpected, was quite painless, he being unconscious for some time before the end came. The deceased was a native of Tvedstrand, in Norway, but had been established in business in this town for something like 38 years. He was very widely known and highly respected by all classes, more especially among the trading and commercial com- munity it the Docks, and, in fact, throughout South Wales. He took a prominent part in local, affairs, particularly in relation to shipping and mercantile affairs, and was a member of the Shipowners' Association, of the Chamber of Shipping, the Cardiff Pilotage Board, and other well-known and influential bodies. He was at the time of his death a vice-president of the Shipowners' Association. Mr Tellefsen leaves a widow and a family of three sons and two daughters. The eldest son is in the business of Tellefsen and Company, and the second is in partnership with Mr Howard at the Docks, the third being in Austral in. Both the daughters are married. The date of the funeral has not yet been fixed, but it is probable that it will take place on Thursday next.

South Wales Echo 28th March 1892

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The funeral of the late Mr August Bernard Tellefsen, shipbroker, See., of the Merchants' Exchange, took place this afternoon at the Cardiff Cemetery, and was attended by a large and influential gathering of friends and sympathisers. The chief mourners were Mr John and Mr Ernest Tellefsen, sons of the deceased, Mr G. Moore, Mr Tom Sankey, Mr Ludwig Aadneso. Mr Cayzer, Mr Lipscombe, and Mr Fray. The officiating ministers were Vicar Thompson, of St Johns, and Pastor Stoylew. The coffin and hearse ware covered with wreaths, one of which sent by the deceased's employees being particularly noticeable. A short service was held in the church, the concluding sentence being uttered at the grave, where a large concourse of sympathisers, had assembled. The funeral arrangements were efficiently carried out by Messrs Lewis and Lewis of Duke-street.

South Wales Echo 31st March 1892

SOURCE : Welsh Newspapers Online

Died at Heimdal, Rhubina

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Simplified Family tree to show relationship between Tellefsen and Jellicoe.