Theresa Hoeft

16 February 1876–24 September 1964 (Age 88)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Theresa

Theresa Hoeft was born on 16 February 1876, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States as the daughter of August Hoeft and Mary Turner. She died on 24 September 1964, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 88.

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August Hoeft
Mary Turner
Theresa Hoeft
1876–1964

Parents and Siblings

    August Hoeft

    MaleMale

    Mary Turner

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 7

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.

Name Meaning

1 North German (Höft): from Middle Low German hovet, höft ‘head’, applied as a nickname or topographic name.2 German (Höft): habitational name from places named Höft in Westphalia or near Linz in Austria.

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

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  • Theresa Hoeft, "Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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