Bengta Johnson

Female4 April 1858–from 1863 to 1864

Brief Life History of Bengta

When Bengta Johnson was born on 4 April 1858, in Rya, Västra Vram, Kristianstad, Sweden, her father, Johannes Jonasson, was 32 and her mother, Anna Johnsdotter, was 31. She died from 1863 to 1864, in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Jonasson
1825–1871
Anna Johnsdotter
1826–1877
Anna Johnson
1851–1937
Johnson
1853–1853
Hannah Johnson
1854–1932
Nels Johnson
1856–1908
Bengta Johnson
1858–1864
Anders Johnson
1860–1860
Elna Johnson
1861–1864
Boel Johnson
1862–1864
Jonas Johnson
1864–1950
John Johnson
1865–1953
Charlotte Johnson
1868–1870
Johnson
1870–1870

Sources (4)

  • Bengta Johnson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Johan Jonasson - Scandinavian Mormon Emigrant Companies
  • Johannes Jonasson - 1863 Emigration From The Scandinavian Mission - Skaane Conference

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

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World Events (3)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 1

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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THE JOHNSONS -- COMING FROM SWEDEN (by Salena P. Johnson Carlson)

THE JOHNSONS -- COMING FROM SWEDEN (by Salena P. Johnson Carlson) 
Note: This document has been scanned. In the original there were handwritten notes in the margins. They were made by Linda Fredri …

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