John Christenson

Brief Life History of John

When John Christenson was born on 21 August 1867, in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, John Christenson, was 39 and his mother, Christena Nilsson-Akesson, was 31. He married Anna Sophia Petersson on 24 June 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. In 1929, his occupation is listed as grocer in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 22 June 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Christenson
Anna Sophia Petersson
Marriage: 24 June 1896
John Heber Christenson
Minnie Sophia Christenson
Alvin Oscar Christenson
Mabel Alice Christenson
Bernice Melba Christenson

Sources (41)

  • John Christiansen in household of John Christiansen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Christenson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • John Christenson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

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Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Christensson or Kristensson: patronymic from the personal name Christen , Kristen. This is also an Americanized form of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Christensen and Kristensen . Compare Christeson and Christianson .

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

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