Annacentricity: The Long Genetic Road

Fred Torneton.jpg

Fred H. TornetenAge: 69 years18601929

Fred H. Torneten
Given names
Fred H.
Birth April 13, 1860 28
Death of a fatherHenry Torneten
January 23, 1868 (Age 7 years)
MarriageIda Augusta MeppenView this family
March 8, 1889 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
Elsie Marie Torneton
April 10, 1894 (Age 33 years)

Source: Nendel family website
Death June 10, 1929 (Age 69 years)

Address: Idaho Falls, ID
Family with parents - View this family
Father’s family with Louise M. Steinke - View this family
Louise M. Steinke
Birth: April 21, 1835Detmold, Lippe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: August 1, 1912Council Bluffs, Iowa
Marriage: 1857Germany
Family with Ida Augusta Meppen - View this family
Marriage: March 8, 1889Keg Creek, Iowa
5 years

SourceHistory of Idaho
Publication: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago
Citation details: pp218-220
Fred H. Torneten is living retired in Idaho Falls, making his home at No. 190 Twelfth street, where he took up his abode upon leaving the farm, where for many years he had carried on general agricultural pursuits. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iow a, April 13, 1860, of the marriage of Henry and Louise (Steineke) Torneten, who were natives of Germany and came to America in the '40s as young people. The father established a brickyard at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and there was accidentally killed in a runaway in 1868. The mother long survived, passing away in August, 1911. Fred H. Torneten was reared at Council Bluffs, where he attended the district schools. His opportunities were limited owing to his father's early death and when but twelve years of age he began to earn his own living and worked in various ways to the age of twenty-nine. He was ambitious, however, to engage in business on his own account and eventually rented land in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, where he carried on farming for six years. He then purchased property in that county and continued its further cultivation and improvement until February, 1910, when he sold and came to Idaho Falls on account of his health. He had previously been overcome by the heat, which greatly affected his health, which, however, seems to have been restored in the splendid climate of Idaho. He purchased two hundred and forty acres of land seven miles southeast of Idaho Falls and this he has further developed and improved, making it a valuable farm property, which he continued to cultivate for seven years. He then put aside farm work and rented the place to his son-in-law, while he took up his abode in Idaho Falls and purchased the fine modern residence that he now occupies. He made a specialty of raising shorthorn cattle in Iowa and has been very successful in all of his farming operations, being now in possession of a handsome competence as a reward of his labors in the development of the fields and the improvement of his stock. On the 8th of March, 1889, Mr. Torneten was married to Miss Ida Meppin and they have become the parents of four children. Henry, who was drafted and went into the army July 26, 1918, was stationed at Camp Lewis, Washington, and was discharged in April, 1919. Margaret is the wife of John Altman, who is farming in Bonneville county. Elsie is the wife of George Hennrich, who Is cultivating her father's land, and George follows farming. Politically Mr. Torneten is a republican and served as township trustee in 220 HISTORY OF IDAHO Iowa for eight years and for an equal period as road overseer. He has not sought nor desired office since coming to this state hut concentrated his efforts and attention upon his farming interests until, feeling that his success justified the course, he put aside further business cares and is now enjoying the fruits of his former toil in well earned rest. [some small fixes]
Media objectFred Torneton.jpg
Fred Torneton.jpg
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 201 × 241 pixels
File size: 7 KB
Type: Photo
Media objectTorneton headstone.jpg
Torneton headstone.jpg
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 250 × 138 pixels
File size: 6 KB
Type: Photo