The SKJOTH family from Denmark to New Zealand
Two brothers, Peter Hansen (Jensen) and Jens Christian Skjoth emigrated from Denmark to New Zealand
Jens was a settler in Hampden and Norsewood and eventually settled in Dannevirke in about 1885
Peter married Maira Caroline Brandt
his brother Jens married her sister Annie Christine Brandt
There are 3 people with the name Skjoth buried in the Old Gorge Cemetery in Woodville.
Philip Jens Skjoth 1910-Nov.1955 (aged 45)
- Plot 75 Block 22
Annie Christina Skjoth 1876-Nov 1941 (aged 65)
- Plot 76 Block 22
Jens Peter Hansen Skjoth 1876-July 1961 (aged 85)
- Plot 77 Block 22
There are/were a number of Skjoth in the Hawkes Bay
From newspaper articles:
July 1883 Jens Christensen Skjoth of Norsewood received a letter of naturalisation
DEATH - At his residence, Rawhiti St on June 9th 1907 at 6.15pm, Peter Hansen Skjoth, aged 62. The deceased was an old settler
OUTRAGE in WELLINGTON - 14th April 1920 (longer story, cropped here) Mrs Caroline Cooper, a widow, who resides with her mother, Mrs L Skjoth and her sister Miss Annie Christina Skjoth (in Aro St) was awakened by the sound of someone forcing an entrance into the scullery.... James Newbury has been apprehended on a charge of attempted murder. It is said he had been on rather friendly terms with Mrs Cooper for some time past but recently she resented his attentions.
DANNEVIRKE SUNDAY SCHOOL 14th April 1891 - Miss Amunda Skjoth from the Second Class won a prize. She also got 50 (points?) for sewing in Standard IV at Dannevirke School in January 1893.
Miss Annie Skjoth of Standard III got 85.
Amunda did well at school - has many mentions in the local paper
In February 1892 Mr Jens Skjoth complained about the conduct of some children rolling stones down the hillside into his property and otherwise annoying his family.
In March 1893 a Miss Skjoth and Mrs Skjoth took first and second prize for fancy needlework at the Norsewood show.
In November 1902 J. Skjoth was granted a hawker's license in Dannevirke.