Maria Olofsdotter

28 April 1806–23 September 1872 (Age 66)
Heden, Laxarby, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Olofsdotter was born on 28 April 1806, in Heden, Laxarby, Älvsborg, Sweden, her father, Olof Olsson Högberg, was 30 and her mother, Stina Magnusdotter, was 27. She married Erland Jönsson on 7 July 1830, in Brålanda, Västra Götaland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Börstil, Stockholm, Sweden in 1806 and Steneby, Älvsborg, Sweden for about 9 years. She died on 23 September 1872, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nils Andersson
Maria Olofsdotter
Marriage: 9 January 1842
Sofie Nilsdotter
Johanna Nilsdotter
Mathilda Nilsdotter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1842Bolstad, Älvsborg, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 3
    Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    A name derived from Mapia, one of the Greek forms of Miriam. Maria is found as a male name as well as a female name. Viscount Montague, of Cowdray, Sussex, who succeeded to the title as second viscount, was christened Anthony Maria Browne. In Camden's Remains (p. 44), referred to in Delicie Literarise, occurs Thomas Maria Wingfield; and there was also a Sir Edward Maria Wingfield. The name appears to have been adopted in the latter family from Mary, daughter of Henry VIII. Compare Notes and Queries 5th S. ii. 73, 316, 478. Marie is frequently found as a male name in France and in other parts of the Continent.

    Sources (34)

    • Andrew Borgesen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Birth: FHL 4,001,177 P-86 IM-53 #26 Heden, Laxarby, Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860;
    • Maja Olsdr, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"

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