Neils Anderson

24 September 1853–23 June 1917 (Age 63)

The Life Summary of Neils

When Neils Anderson was born on 24 September 1853, in Sweden, his father, Hans Anderson, was 47 and his mother, Karna Nilsdotter, was 40. He married Mary Nielson on 15 March 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States in 1900 and Gogebic, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died on 23 June 1917, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Neils Anderson
Mary Nielson
Marriage: 15 March 1883
Neils Wilhelm Anderson
Andrew Herman Anderson
Ida Amanda Anderson
Nels Robert Anderson
Joseph Leon Anderson
John Edwin Anderson
Hyrum Curtis Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 1
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (24)

    • Nels Andrew Anderson in entry for Nels Robert Anderson, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
    • Andrew Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Niels Andersen in entry for Niels William Anderson and Malinda Funith Olson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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