Jonas Nilsson

Male9 May 1763–24 November 1850

Brief Life History of Jonas

When Jonas Nilsson was born on 9 May 1763, in Bottnaryd, Jönköping, Sweden, his father, Nils Bengtsson, was 32 and his mother, Catharina Jonsdotter, was 33. He married Chirstin ( Kjerstin) Jonasdotter about 1790, in Bottnaryd, Jönköping, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 November 1850, in his hometown, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bottnaryd, Jönköping, Sweden.

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Jonas Nilsson
Chirstin ( Kjerstin) Jonasdotter
Marriage: about 1790
Nils Jonasson
Abram Jonasson
Anders Jonasson
Stina Jonasdotter
Johannes Jonasson
Johannes Jonasson

Sources (1)

  • Jon Nilsson in entry for Nils, "Sweden, Gävleborg Church Records, 1616-1908; index 1671-1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1790Bottnaryd, Jönköping, Sweden
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (4)


    Age 46

    Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.


    Age 51

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.


    Age 69

    Göta Canal opened.

    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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