Brita Caisa Nilsdotter

Female17 March 1827–after 1890

Brief Life History of Brita Caisa

When Brita Caisa Nilsdotter was born on 17 March 1827, in Svedje, Själevad, Västernorrland, Sweden, her father, Nils Abrahamsson, was 28 and her mother, Maria Pehrsdotter, was 22. She married Johan Westberg on 27 June 1886. She died after 1890, in Själevad, Västernorrland, Sweden.

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Johan Westberg
Brita Caisa Nilsdotter
Marriage: 27 June 1886

Sources (3)

  • Brita Kajsa Nilsdr. in household of Johan Westberg, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"
  • Brita Cajsa Nilsson, "Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Swedish Household records, 1883-96 Själevad, Västernorrland Brita Caisa Nilsdotter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1886
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 5

    Göta Canal opened.

    1848 · The March Unrest

    Age 21

    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.


    Age 25

    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.

    Name Meaning

    Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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