Sven Magnus Olofsson

Brief Life History of Sven Magnus

When Sven Magnus Olofsson was born on 23 September 1853, in Hulterstad, Kalmar, Sweden, his father, Olof Nilsson, was 36 and his mother, Anna Brita Mathsdotter, was 30. He married Annette Marie Andersdotter on 18 April 1879, in Hulterstad, Kalmar, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 10 daughters. He died on 29 March 1932, in Caspar, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Sven Magnus Olofsson
Annette Marie Andersdotter
Marriage: 18 April 1879
Hilma Axelina Svensdotter
Hilma Olson
Signe Theresia Christina Svensdotter
Emmy Charlotte
Agnes Attilia Charlotte Svensdotter
Tillie Agnus Olson
Hilmar Olson
Emily Elinora Olson
Agda Olson
Jennie Henrietta Olson
Anna Lorena Olson

Sources (6)

  • Swen Olson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Swen M Olson, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • Sven Magnus Olofsson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.


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

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Berger, Iver.

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Olofsson: patronymic from the personal name Olof, Swedish variant of Olaf (see Olafsen ). See also Olsson .

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

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