John Nicolai Thuesen Dorcheus

25 April 1843–11 February 1932 (Age 88)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of John Nicolai

When John Nicolai Thuesen Dorcheus was born on 25 April 1843, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Niels Thuesen, was 30 and his mother, Engelika Kirstine Lund, was 34. He married Ellen Knudsen Knudsdatter Jensen on 17 June 1865, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kilgore, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 February 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Nicolai Thuesen Dorcheus
Mary McDonald
Marriage: 20 December 1882
Elizabeth Ann Dorcheus
Edward William Dorcheus
Rhoda Blanche Dorcheus
Ellen Louise Dorcheus
Gladys Dorcheus
John Alexander Dorcheus
Jessie Josephine Dorcheus
Mary Irene Dorcheus
Robert Albert Dorcheus
Charles Henry Dorcheus
Ernest Alvin Dorcheus

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  • Marriage
    20 December 1882Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas
    Age 1
    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
    Age 24
    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Erik, Viggo.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from Thue, a Danish short form of any of various names beginning with Thórr- (see Thor ). It is also found in Germany.

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

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    Story Highlight

    From Johan Nicolai Thueson's own words

    “My father was a carpenter & draftsman. I became a carpenter & a joiner. My mother also ran a small notions store. She taught me to read & write & sing in the Danish language. I was the eldest of …

    Sources (79)

    • John Dorchaus in entry for Mary Irene Branovick, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Lilian Nicolaj Thomsen in household of Ane Kjesten Hansen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • John Darcheus in entry for Ira Carey and Ellen L. Krantz, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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