Marie A Toppen

8 April 1870–18 July 1938 (Age 68)
Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Marie A

When Marie A Toppen was born on 8 April 1870, in Gale, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Andrus Jens Johnson Toppen, was 33 and her mother, Ingeborg Nelson, was 35. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Hans Ludwig Larsen Semb. She died on 18 July 1938, at the age of 68.

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Hans Ludwig Larsen Semb
Marie A Toppen
Almer Ludvig Larsen Semb
Joseph Larson Semb
Ella G Semb
Hulda Semb
Melvin Semb
Julia Alvina Semb
Helen Semb

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 2
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire
Age 13
A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 20
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

(2007: 226; 2010: 253)Dutch: variant of Tobben, a patronymic from Tobe 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (14)

  • Marie Tappen in entry for Julie Alvina Senib, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Mary Johnson in household of Andrew Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Seint in household of Hans L Seint, "United States Census, 1900"

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