Hans Ancher Kofoed

16 June 1812–26 February 1882 (Age 69)
Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans Ancher

When Hans Ancher Kofoed was born on 16 June 1812, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Ancher Anthoni Kofod, was 39 and his mother, Else Kristine Johansdatter Kofoed, was 27. He married Cecelia Munch on 17 November 1838, in Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark for about 16 years. He registered for military service in 1856. In 1853, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as bergemister (mayor); and member of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints in Bornholm, Denmark. He died on 26 February 1882, in Weston, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Hans Ancher Kofoed
Cecelia Munch
Marriage: 17 November 1838
Micelle Christine Kofoed
Christopher Anton Kofford
Anna Elsina Kofoed
Hans Peter Kofoed
Johanna Margrethe Kofoed
Wilhelmine Frederiche Kofoed
Anker August Kofoed
James Hansen Kofoed
Wilhelmina Frederikke Kofoed
Thora Marie Kofoed
Josephine Brighamine Kofoed
David Omah Kofoed

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    17 November 1838Nylarsker, Bornholm, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 15
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Anders, Nanna.Danish: from ko ‘cow’ + fod ‘foot’, hence a nickname for someone with a club foot or other deformity of the foot. Compare Kofford .

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

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    Hans Ancher Koefoed (1812 - 1882)

    by DaLene (Day) Bryant Hans Ancher Koefoed Branch Pres., High Priest, Farmer (1812 - 1882) Among the descendants of Hans Ancher Kofoed, a story about the beginning of the family has been writt …

    Sources (62)

    • Hans Kofoed in household of Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Hans Kofoed in entry for Iorval H Kofoed, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Hans Kofoed in household of Jens Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"

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