Jan Jonsson Melin

Male4 April 1812–2 April 1880

Brief Life History of Jan Jonsson

When Jan Jonsson Melin was born on 4 April 1812, in Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden, his father, Jan Olsson, was 51 and his mother, Karin Jonsson, was 49. He married Marit Persdotter on 1 January 1837, in Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sunne, Värmland, Sweden in 1798. He died on 2 April 1880, in Svenneby, Värmland, Sweden, at the age of 67, and was buried in Svenneby, Värmland, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Jan Jonsson Melin
Marit Persdotter
Marriage: 1 January 1837
Carrie Jansdotter Melin
Johan John Jansson Melin
Marit Jonsson Melin
Olef Melvin Melin
Peter Meline

Sources (13)

  • Jon Jonsson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Jan Jonsson Melin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • <Unknown> in entry for John Nelson, "Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1837Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 2

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.


    Age 20

    Göta Canal opened.

    1848 · The March Unrest

    Age 36

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alvar, Anders, Hilmer, Hiltrud, Sven.

    Swedish: probably an ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element mel, from Old Norse methal ‘mid, middle’, + the adjectival suffix -in, a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’.

    Czech (Melín): from a pet form of the personal name Melichar ‘Melchior’.

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

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