Hans Nielsen Tuft

1 June 1851–27 June 1935 (Age 84)
Sønder Kollemorten, Øster Nykirke, Koldinghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of Hans Nielsen

When Hans Nielsen Tuft was born on 1 June 1851, in Sønder Kollemorten, Øster Nykirke, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Hans Nielsen Toft, was 43 and his mother, Ane Thomasdatter, was 31. He married Josephine Ephraimine Wicklund on 21 August 1873, in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sindbjerg, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark in 1860. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 27 June 1935, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hans Nielsen Tuft
Josephine Ephraimine Wicklund
Marriage: 21 August 1873
Albert Hans Tuft
Nels Carl Tuft
Herbert Elvin Tuft
Olef LeRoy Tuft
Anna Josephine Tuft
Hazel Floy Tuft
Frank Ole Tuft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1873Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 8
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    Age 9
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 24
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire): variant of Toft .Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse tupt ‘site, lot’.Possibly an altered form of South German Duft, a topographic name meaning ‘swamp, moor’.

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

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    Sources (37)

    • Hans Hansen in household of Hans Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Hans Nielsen Tuft in entry for Olef Leroy Tuft and Lora Lisonbee 1901, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Hans Tuft in entry for Josephine Wicklund Tuft,(1937) "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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