Swen Swenson

4 January 1850–21 August 1925 (Age 75)
Grödby, Ivetofta, Villand, Kristianstad, Sweden

The Life Summary of Swen

When Swen Swenson was born on 4 January 1850, in Grödby, Ivetofta, Villand, Kristianstad, Sweden, his father, Sven Olsson, was 42 and his mother, Kjerstin Olsdotter, was 42. He married Botilda Pehrsdotter on 18 November 1873, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Osby, Östra Göinge, Kristianstad, Sweden for about 10 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 21 August 1925, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Swen Swenson
Botilda Pehrsdotter
Marriage: 18 November 1873
Kerstine Marie Swenson
Swen Orson Swenson
Frans Arthur Swenson
Ada Benedikta Swenson
Dan Arthur Swenson
Helge Rudolf Swenson
Helge Vincent Swenson
Emmy Lydia Amy Swenson
Per Ragnar Swenson
George Enoch Swenson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1873Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 6
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries: 1871: Knox, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Swen, Nels, Selmer, Britt, Helmer, Lars, Eskil, Lennart, Nils, Ordell, Sten.Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Svensson or of its rare variant Swensson . This surname is also found in Denmark, northern Germany, and Norway, but it is rare there.Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Svensen and Svendsen , cognates of 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Memories of Swen Swenson by his Grandson Richard Merrill Swenson

    Excerpt from Me and My Family by Richard Merrill Swenson, Self Published, 1993. Here Richard records memories of his Grandfather. My grandfather Swen Swenson was born January 4, 1850, in Grodby, Kri …

    Sources (43)

    • Swen Swenson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Swen Swenson in entry for Thomas Clark Callister and Marie Kirstine Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Swen Swenson in entry for Tilda Pehrson Swenson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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