Hans Nielsen Toft

13 September 1807–25 February 1895 (Age 87)
Grejs, Koldinghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans Nielsen

When Hans Nielsen Toft was born on 13 September 1807, in Grejs, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Niels Hansen, was 21 and his mother, Maren Madsen, was 27. He married Ane Thomasdatter on 5 November 1841, in Lund, Horsens, Vejle, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sindbjerg, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark for about 15 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 25 February 1895, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Nielsen Toft
Ane Thomasdatter
Marriage: 5 November 1841
Hans Christian Hansen
Christiane Hansen
Sargeant Neilsen Carl Hansen Toft
Thomas Hansen
Ole Nielsen Tuft
Hans Nielsen Tuft
Jacob Alsted Hansen Tuft
Christian Nielsen Tuft
Kristiane Nielsen Toft

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  • Marriage
    5 November 1841Lund, Horsens, Vejle, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 1
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 23
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Hjalmer, Nels, Thorval.English (Lancashire, Cheshire and Staffordshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Warwickshire, named with Middle English toft(e) (Old Norse topt, Old Danish toft), denoting a plot of land on which a house stands or formerly stood. The surname may also be topographic, for someone who lived by or on a toft.Scandinavian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads or placenames derived from Old Norse topt ‘curtilage, site, homestead’.

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

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    Sources (32)

    • 1870 United States Census for Hans Nielsen Tuft & Ane Thomasdatter
    • 1841 Denmark Marriage of Hans Nielsen Toft & Ane Thomasdatter
    • Hans Tuft in entry for Hans Tuft, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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