Lena Hanson Tolleth

lenahansontollethMy great grandmother Lena. Nice legs huh? Census records show her parents were born in Denmark, making her a first generation American housekeeper and mother of 8.

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Lena Hanson was born about 1867, in Waupaca, Wisconsin. She had two sons, one daughter, and five other children with Henry Tolleth. She died on November 13, 1962, in Wisconsin, at the age of 95.

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  •  Henry Tolleth

Parents

Unknown Father

Unknown Mother

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  •  Birth

    Lena Hanson was born in 1867 in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

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  • OCT

    1887

    AGE 20

    Birth of Daughter

    Her daughter Agnes was born in October 1887 in Wisconsin.

    Agnes Tolleth

    1887–

  • 1890

    AGE 23

    Birth of Child

    Her child Hale was born in 1890.

    Hale Robert Tolleth

    1890–

  • MAY

    1898

    AGE 31

    Birth of Son

    Her son Dewey was born in May 1898 in Wisconsin.

    Dewey Tolleth

    1898–

  • 9 AUG

    1902

    AGE 35

    Birth of Son

    Her son Claire was born on August 9, 1902, in Wild Rose, Wisconsin.

    Claire Tolleth

    1902–1964

  • 1910

    AGE 43

    Residence

    Lena Hanson lived in Rose, Wisconsin, in 1910.

    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife

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  • Great Lakes Storm of 1913

    In 1913, Lena Hanson was living in Rose, Wisconsin when a devastating storm furiously slammed the Great Lakes.

    • Great Lakes Storm of 1913

      7 NOV

      1913

      AGE 46

  • America Enters World War I

    When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, Lena Hanson was probably living in Rose, Wisconsin.

    • America Enters World War I
  • Residence

    Lena Hanson lived in Newport, Wisconsin, in 1930.

    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife

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  • 1953

    AGE 86

    Death of Husband

    Her husband Henry passed away in 1953 at the age of 88.

    Henry Tolleth

    1865–1953

  • 13 NOV

    1962

    AGE 95

    Death

    Lena Hanson died on November 13, 1962, in Wisconsin when she was 95 years old.

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Henry Tolleth

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When Henry Tolleth was born on September 25, 1865, in Wisconsin, his father, James, was 49. He had three sons, three daughters, and two other children with Lena Hanson. He died in 1953 at the age of 88.

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Spouse ; Lena Hanson

Parents; James Tolleth, Martha Tolleth

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  • Birth

    Henry Tolleth was born on September 25, 1865, in Wisconsin to Martha Tolleth and James Tolleth.

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    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Gertrude was born on February 10, 1886, in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

    Gertrude Tolleth

    1886–1973

  • Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Agnes was born in October 1887 in Wisconsin.

    Agnes Tolleth

    1887–

    Birth of Child

    His child Hale was born in 1890.

    Hale Tolleth

    1890–

    His father James passed away on May 22, 1898, in Vesta, Nebraska, at the age of 82.

    James Tolleth

    1816–1898

    Birth of Son

    His son Dewey was born in May 1898 in Wisconsin.

    Dewey Tolleth

    1898–

    Birth of Son

    His son Claire was born on August 9, 1902, in Wild Rose, Wisconsin.

    Claire Tolleth

    1902–1964

     Residence

    Henry Tolleth lived in Rose, Wisconsin, in 1910.

    Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head

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    Great Lakes Storm of 1913

    In 1913, Henry Tolleth was living in Rose, Wisconsin when a devastating storm furiously slammed the Great Lakes.

    • Great Lakes Storm of 1913
  • America Enters World War I

    When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, Henry Tolleth was probably living in Rose, Wisconsin.

    • America Enters World War I

      Birth of Son

      His son Frederick was born in 1933.

      Frederick Tolleth

      1933–

      Death

      Henry Tolleth died in 1953 when he was 88 years old.

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Birth: 1865 Death: 1953

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Parents:
James Tolleth (1816 – 1898)
Martha Jones Tolleth (1824 – 1907)

Spouse:
Lena Hanson Tolleth (1867 – 1962)

Children:
Gertrude Tolleth (1886 – 1973)*
Agnes Tolleth Edmonds (1887 – 1918)*
Hale Robert Tolleth (1890 – 1964)*
Florence F Tolleth Risinger (1892 – 1976)*
Frederick Tolleth (1894 – 1894)*
Dewey Edward Tolleth (1898 – 1975)*
Claire Hudson Tolleth (1902 – 1964)*
Margaret Tolleth Shumway (1906 – 1987)*

Siblings:
Agnes Tolleth Jones (1839 – ____)**
Ann Tolleth Dougherty (1846 – 1922)**
George Tolleth (1847 – 1919)**
Charles Follett (1850 – 1904)**
Diantha Martha Follett (1852 – 1889)**
Homer Tolleth (1853 – 1933)**
Phineas Follett (1855 – 1919)**
Agnes A. Austin Hilliard (1861 – 1941)**
Eliza Tolleth Fanning (1867 – 1956)*

 

Martha Jones Tolleth

My great great great grandmother Mrs. Martha Jones Tolleth, died December 31 age 82 years 11 months and 22 days.
Mrs. Tolleth was born in Cayuga county N.Y. January 8 1825, and was carried westward by the tide of immigration to share in the experience of pioneer life. She has outlived three husbands and has usually made her home with her daughter Mrs. Frank Fanning of the east divide, since her last husband’s death. She had just returned from Wisconsin where she has one child residing and again takes up her home with Mr. Fanning. A _________ prior to her death she hurt her hand slightly, and from which it was thought she had recovered. On Saturday before her death it became apparent that the injury, though slight, was threatening to become serious. A physician was summoned and it was pronounced blood poisoning which despite the best of care and attention ended her life at 10 o’clock p.m. the last day of the old year thus enabling her to begin the New Year with her Maker.
She leaves two sons and two daughters,many relatives and a host of acquaintances and friends, to mourn her loss.53258866_127569990437
The funeral occurred from the Fanning residence, January 2 , 1908,conducted by Elder Wine. Internment in Mount Hope Cemetery.”
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The Tolleth House in Meridian ID.

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Local merchant Harry Tolleth built the Tolleth house in 1907 as a belated wedding present for his new wife, Della. It was a Sears, Roebuck and Company plan from the 1905 catalog. The house was constructed during a period of rapid expansion in the village, but the family says the lumber was shipped to Meridian from the family lumber business in Nebraska. Described as a stylistically transitional building, the house has features of the late-19th-century Queen Anne style and the early-20th-century emerging aesthetic style that emphasized simplicity in design and ornamentation. One of Meridian’s first homes to boast electricity and central heating, it remains an example of a spacious and early middle class frame house, with hallmarks of a socially upward merchant reflecting security and stability to his clients and the community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, it is located at 134 East State Avenue on the northwest corner of State and East Second Street.

Here is a link to the National Historical Register website for the Tolleth house.

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Robert Tolleth

My great great great grandfather Robert Tolleth was born in 1791 in Kinnoull, Perthshire, to a Mr. Tullieth. He was shown on voters roles and parish records a market gardener. He and his wife Barbara had five children; two sons and two daughters. One of his sons, James, was my family’s ancestor that crossed the ocean and is the reason we are all here!

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1803
U.S. negotiates Louisiana Purchase from France: for $15 million, U.S. doubles its domain, increasing its territory by 827,000 sq mi (2,144,500 sq km), from Mississippi River to Rockies and from Gulf of Mexico to British North America.
  •  21 DEC 1813 • Perth

    13 AUG 1816


    Birth of Daughter

  • His daughter Ann was born in 1822.

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Betsy was born in 1827 in Perthshire.

    Betsy Tolleth
  • 1833
    Slavery abolished in British Empire.

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Elizabeth was born in 1837.

    1839
    First Opium War (to 1842) between Britain and China, over importation of drug into China.
     Residence

    Robert Tolleth lived in Kinnoull, Perthshire, in 1851.Map

    1854
    Britain and France join Turkey in war on Russia. In U.S., Kansas-Nebraska Actpermits local option on slavery; rioting and bloodshed. Japanese allow American trade. Antislavery men in Michigan form Republican Party. Tennyson‘s Charge of the Light Brigade. Thoreau‘s Walden.
  • Death of Wife

    24 JAN, 1867

    His wife Barbara passed away on 24 January 1867 at the age of 73.

     Barbara Sinclair

    1793–1867

    Death of Son

    His son John passed away on 28 November 1880 at the age of 66.

    John Tolleth

    1813–1880

    28 NOV 1880

    Death of Son

    His son James passed away on 22 May 1898 in Vesta, Nebraska, USA, at the age of 81.

    James Tolleth

    1816–1898