Erik Nilsson

Brief Life History of Erik

When Erik Nilsson was born in 1684, in Ramsberg, Örebro, Sweden, his father, Nils Ersson, was 44 and his mother, Cherstin Larsdotter, was 35. He married Ingeborg Christophersdotter on 11 July 1714. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 30 October 1736, in his hometown, at the age of 52, and was buried in Ramsberg, Örebro, Sweden.

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Erik Nilsson
Ingeborg Christophersdotter
Marriage: 11 July 1714
Nils Eriksson
Erik Ericsson
Cherstin Eriksdotter
Nils Eriksson
Erik Eriksson
Anna Eriksson
Pehr Eriksson
Per Nilsson
Carin Eriksson
Carin Eriksson
Carin Nilsson
Lars Eriksson
Margreta Eriksdotter

Sources (2)

  • Birth Record-Margreta Erichsdotter-19 July 1732
  • Legacy NFS Source: Erik NILSSON -

World Events (4)


King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.


King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.

1700 · The Great Northern War

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nils, Per, Anders, Egil, Lennart, Sven, Birgit, Fredrik, Sten, Algot. German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Gerhard, Gotthard, Karl-Heinz.

Swedish and German: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. Compare Nilson , Neilson 3, and Nielson 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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