Individual Record 2761

Name}   Holst, Elna Aguste* Caroline Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam Feb 1871 Place}     ,     , Denmark
Marr.: Date} Cir 1894 Place}     ,     , Denmark     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 1950 Place}     ,     , New Jersey
Burial: Date} Cir 1950 Place} Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 902 = Passenger ls
Source 2} 995 = 1900 USA cen
Source 3} 996 = 1910 USA cen
Source 4} 997 = 1920 USA cen
Source 5} 991 = Passport
Source 6} 994 = Passenger ls
Source 7} 1002=1930 USA cen
Source 8} 2053=City directory
Source 9} 963 = Cemetery rec
Source 10} 
Parents: } Holst
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 424 = Matawan Twp., Monmouth, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Hoyer, Waldemar L.
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Elna Aguste* Caroline Holst was born 31 Mar 1869 in Denmark.  Nothing more is known about her parents or family.  In various census records, passport applications, and passenger lists, her name is written as Elna, Edna, and Elanore.  Her headstone reads Elna A.C. Hoyer.  Source No. 1517 gives her second name as Agnete*.

Elna married Waldemar L. Hoyer about 1894 in Denmark.  They traveled to the United States aboard the S.S. Dania, leaving Hamburg, Germany, on 9 Dec 1894, and arriving in the Port of New York on 24 Dec 1894.  They had nine pieces of luggage, and settled in New Jersey.

In the 1900 U.S. census, Elna and Waldemar were living on Little Street in the Matawan Borough, Monmouth, New Jersey.  Waldemar was a terra cotta fitter.  They had two sons, Cai, age four years, and Waldemar R., age three months.  She had one child no longer living.  They moved to Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey, where their son Edgar was born in 1902.  Their son Cai probably died before 1904.

In 1904, the family was living at 165 Elm Street, Perth Amboy.  It was that year that Elna took her sons Waldemar R. and Edgar, ages 4 and 2 years, to Denmark, presumably to visit relatives.  They returned to the Port of New York on 30 Nov 1904, sailing on the S.S. Hellig Olav.

In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living at 378 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, which became their long time family home.  On 9 Jan 1918, Elna and her husband became naturalized U.S. citizens in the Middlesex County Court, New Jersey.

In 1923, Elan and Waldemar applied for a U.S. Passport.  She was described as being 52 years of age, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a medium forehead, gray eyes, regular nose, speckled hair, and fair complexion.  Of iterest is the fact that Hans Nielsen Miller, the father of Nellie Miller who married their son Waldemar, was the person who attested to the Hoyers being the persons described in their naturalization documents.

Elna and Waldemar sailed from the Port of New York on the S.S. Frederik VIII on 22 May 1923 to visit their relatives in Denmark.  They returned by way of Southampton on the S.S. Majestic on 1 Aug 1923.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Elna and Waldemar were now living alone in their home.  They are not found in the 1940 U.S. census.  Waldemar died in 1942.  Elna died in 1950.  Both are buried in theAlpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Passport Application & Photo
Immigr'n Date} Exa 24 Dec 1894 Port} New York
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   4 Jul 2018
Date Created}  13 Apr 2010
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