Johanna Mariah Renstrom

10 December 1836–26 January 1920 (Age 83)
Kalmar, Sweden

The Life of Johanna Mariah

When Johanna Mariah Renstrom was born on 10 December 1836, in Kalmar, Sweden, her father, Pehr Rehnstrom, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Johanson Skon, was 31. She married Sven Gustaf Nilsson on 11 October 1863, in Sanda, Gotland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Visby, Gotland, Sweden in 1872. She died on 26 January 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sven Gustaf Nilsson
1838–1869
Johanna Mariah Renstrom
1836–1920
Marriage: 11 October 1863
Edward Carl John Nilson
1865–1920
Hulda Mary Elizabeth Nilson
1868–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1863
Sanda, Gotland, Sweden
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The March Unrest

Age 12

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.
1863

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

Swedish (Renström): ornamental name composed of the elements ren ‘reindeer’ or an element taken from a place name such as Renum + ström ‘river’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Johanna M. Nielson in household of Charles O. Olson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hanna Renstrom in entry for James Petersen and Hulda Mary Nilson Olson, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Johanna Maria Nilsson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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