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
Johanna Mariah Renstrom
Marriage: 11 October 1863
Edward Carl John Nilson
Hulda Mary Elizabeth Nilson

Spouse and Children

11 October 1863
Sanda, Gotland, Sweden


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


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.

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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