Simon Torneden

M, #901
1st cousin 2 times removed of Sheila Sue Altenbernd
Father*Johan Bernhard Karl Torneden b. 26 July 1819, d. 12 June 1907
Mother*Carolina Friederika Emilie Altenbernd b. 4 July 1825, d. 5 April 1888
     Simon Torneden was the son of Johan Bernhard Karl Torneden and Carolina Friederika Emilie Altenbernd.
     Simon Torneden also went by the name of Sam.1 He filed a declaration of intent on 14 October 1868 at District Court, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA. He denounced his allegiance to Imperial Germany.2
     Simon Torneden immigrated on 26 May 1869 to in Lexington, Johnson County, Kansas, USA, with his parents Johan Bernhard Karl Torneden and Carolina Friederika Emilie Torneden On May 26, 1869, Johan and his family left Germany. They arrived in Baltimore on June 14, 1869 on the ship "Baltimore". They settled in Lexington, Johnson County, Kansas. Lexington is east of Eudora.

They left Germany to keep their two older sons, August and Simon (“Sam”), out of the German army. Caroline’s brother, Conrad Altenbernd Sr., arranged for the trip to Eudora from Lippe Detmold, Germany, in 1869. It took two wagon trips from Kansas City to bring all their belongings.1
Last Edited=8 July 2020


  1. [S526] Eudora Kansas History, online, viewed on March 27, 2011, viewed by Sheila Altenbernd (#172) . Hereinafter cited as Eudora Kansas History.
  2. [S1525] Pauline B Elniff, "Declaration of Intention- 1868-1903," The Pioneer, 4, VI, Page: 172, 183, File Number: Genealogy 978.101 D74DCGA 1982-1984 (Published: 1982) Viewed: 2007. (Document Source Number: 00046-1869-04-27-01).

Compiler: Sheila Altenbernd
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