Christian Anderson

Male12 May 1833–9 April 1906

Brief Life History of Christian

When Christian Anderson was born on 12 May 1833, in Vestre Toten, Oppland, Norway, his father, Anders Pedersen, was 26 and his mother, Gunheld Knudsdatter, was 34. He married Petronelle Nielsdatter on 20 April 1856, in Oslo, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wilson, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and United States in 1884. He died on 9 April 1906, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Anderson
Petronelle Nielsdatter
Marriage: 20 April 1856
Carl Anderson
Richard Anderson
Rachel Anderson
Richard Anderson
Christian Nephi Anderson
Gunda Amelia Anderson
Peter Anderson

Sources (48)

  • Christian Anderson in entry for Richard Anderson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Christian Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Christian Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 April 1856Oslo, Norway
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1834 · Fox River Settlement

    Age 1

    Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 21

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

    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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