John Peter Andersson Lind

Brief Life History of John Peter

When John Peter Andersson Lind was born on 6 July 1842, in Strå, Östergötland, Sweden, his father, Anders Eriksson, was 28 and his mother, Britta Christina Janson, was 29. He married Maria Henrietta Gillett on 7 May 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880 and Junction, Piute, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 23 May 1920, in Lynn, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lynn Cemetery, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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John Peter Andersson Lind
Emma Christine Norberg
Marriage: 4 November 1872
Emma Josephine Lind
Carl Fritchoff Lind
Julia Hortense Lind
Laura Wilhelmina Lind
Herman Gustaf Lind
Laurence Fritchoff Lind
Oscar John Lind
Raymond August Lind
Philbert Cornelius Lind
Mollie Althea Lind
Vance Otto Lind
Alva Virginia Lind
Edith Melvina Lind

Sources (66)

  • John Lind, "United States Census, 1880" Grantsville, Tooele, Utah Territory, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Peter Andersson Lind - birth-name: John Peter Erickson Lind
  • Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937 (Alva Virginia Lind)

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Tuilla, Utah Territory, United States 1852: Tooele, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Tooele, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bjorn, Lars, Mats, Lennart, Nils, Per, Anders, Berndt, Hokan, Olle, Sten. German Hans, Kurt, Alfons, Ernst, Gerd, Monika.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

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

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

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There is an old story in the Lind family, that has been passed down through the generations of children. It is from the old Scandinavian folktale called “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” that was printe …

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