Pehr Olson

20 February 1764–13 October 1848 (Age 84)
Riseberga, Kristianstad, Sweden

The Life of Pehr

When Pehr Olson was born on 20 February 1764, in Riseberga, Kristianstad, Sweden, his father, Ola Skåningsson, was 31 and his mother, Johanna Nilsson, was 25. He married Dorothea Pehrsdotter on 3 September 1792, in Bösarp, Svedala, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 13 October 1848, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Pehr Olson
Dorothea Pehrsdotter
Marriage: 3 September 1792
Nils Pehrson
Anna Pehrsdotter
Johanna Pehrsdotter
Ola Pehrson

Spouse and Children

3 September 1792
Bösarp, Svedala, Malmöhus, Sweden


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 45

Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.

Age 50

Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Age 68

Göta Canal opened.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Olsson or Danish and Norwegian Olsen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Pehr Olsson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Pehr Olsson in entry for Bengta Pehrsdr, "Sweden Burials, 1649-1920"
  • Pehr Larsson in entry for Johannes Pehrsson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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