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Re: Andrew Tofte


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/29/2024 at 12:09:33

In Response To: Andrew Tofte (Diana Henry Diedrich)

I found a couple references to surname Tofte in Allamakee county (on this website) so possibly some relation.

Maybe this info. will help Arne sort things out one way or another:

John A. Tofte, a well known pioneer here, aged 91 years, died on Dec. 20 at the home of his son, A.J. Tofte. His death was caused by a stroke of appolexy. The funeral services were held Friday, with interment in the Norwegian cemetery.
~Decorah Public Opinion, Wed., December 29, 1926; pg 4

DEATH CERTIFICATE (familysearch.org)

John A. Tofte
Place of death: Decorah, Decorah twp., Winneshiek co. Iowa
DOD: 12/20/1926, burial Norwegian cemetery on 12/24/1926
DOB: 1/6/1835 in Norway
Age: 91y 11m 14d
Father: A.J. Tofte, born Norway
Mother: Bertha Abrahamson, born Norway
Cause: Appoplexy
Marital: Widower
Occupation: Laborer
In U.S. 41 years
Informant: Andrew Tofte, Decorah, IA
Signed: W.H. Emmons, M.D.

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Andrew J. Tofte obituary was printed in the Decorah Journal, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1950, pg 1, column 8
Briefly, in the obit:
Age 92, died 9/18/1950
Born 11/21/1858 at Lovaan Norway
Parents: John & Viveca Tofte
Immigrated 1883, to Ossian (Winneshiek co.)
Married Louise Helseth
Children: Mrs. T.H. Kerr; Alfred, Clarence & Josephine Hjerleid
Surviving siblingsr John K. Tofte & Katherine Tofte, both in Montana


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