John Ferdinand Matthias Sofge

14 April 1823–31 March 1882 (Age 59)
Hamburg, Germany

The Life of John Ferdinand Matthias

When John Ferdinand Matthias Sofge was born on 14 April 1823, in Hamburg, Germany, his father, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Sofge, was 25 and his mother, Anna Catherina Schutt, was 24. He married Margaret Jane Moody on 9 February 1843, in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 31 March 1882, in Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Franklin, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ferdinand Matthias Sofge
1823–1882
Margaret Jane Moody
1827–1923
Marriage: 9 February 1843
Henry Ferdinand Sofge
1850–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 February 1843
Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Sofge

    Male1798–1876Male

    Anna Catherina Schutt

    Female1798–1844Female

siblings

(12)

    Johann Heinrich Peter Sofftje

    Male1820–Male

    Henry David Sofge

    Male1821–1895Male

    Male1823–1882Male

    Johanna Christiana Therese Sofftje

    Female1824–1906Female

    Ernest Charles Carl Sofge

    Male1825–1892Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

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.
1846

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads in central Norway, named in Old Norse as Soðgar, from sjóða ‘to boil or seethe’, with reference to a fast-flowing river.

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

Sources (2)

  • Sofge in entry for Harry F Sofge, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Johann Ferdinand Matthias Sofftje - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Johann Ferdinand Matthias Sofftje

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