John Andersen

Brief Life History of John

When John Andersen was born on 24 February 1830, in Øster Kippinge, Kippinge, Nykøbing, Denmark, his father, Anders Pedersen, was 38 and his mother, Marie Kristine Ammitzboll, was 28. He married Louisa Hansen about 1852, in Denmark. He lived in Kippinge, Falsters Nørre, Maribo, Denmark for about 21 years. He died on 13 May 1893, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Andersen
1830–1893
Johanna Christena Melgaard
1838–1921
Marriage: 13 May 1891

Sources (23)

  • Johan Andersen in household of Marie Kirstine Ammitzbøll, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Johan Anderson - birth-name: Johan Andersen
  • John Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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Story Highlight

1862: Ship "Franklin" John (Johan) Andersen is a passenger from Hamburg to New York.

A Compilation of General Voyage Notes: "Tues. 15. [Apr. 1862] -- The ship Franklin sailed from Hamburg, Germany, with 413 Scandinavian Saints, under the direction of Christian A. Madsen. The company …

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