When Gottfrid Ögren was born on 23 February 1875, in Blidsberg, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Joseph Johansson Ögren, was 36 and his mother, Maja Cajsa Nilsdotter, was 29. He married Maria Naëmi Engström on 11 September 1903, in Häggesläd, Skaraborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 May 1955, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Helmer, Erik, Hilmer, Knute, Lennart, Nels, Nils.
Swedish (Ögren): ornamental name from Swedish ö‘island’ + gren ‘branch’.