Mons Anderson

8 February 1829–18 September 1908 (Age 79)
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life Summary of Mons

When Mons Anderson was born on 8 February 1829, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Anders Madsen, was 37 and his mother, Mari Nielsen, was 34. He married Christine Benson on 3 July 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 18 September 1908, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mons Anderson
Christine Benson
Marriage: 3 July 1854
Moroni Adams Anderson
Vilate Mary Anderson
Mons Heber Anderson
Brigham Jefferson Anderson
Joseph Jeppe Anderson
Doctor Hyrum Andrew Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
    Age 3
    "Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 26
    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of Mons Anderson By his daughter Vilate Mary Ann Shape

    Mons Anderson son of Anders and Mari Nielson Madson was born 1 Feb 1829 at Walberg, Raingsager, Wedemarken, Norway, a bleak cold part of the country among the mountains and Fjords of the wonderful l …

    Sources (56)

    • Mous Anderson in entry for Brigham Anderson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Muntz Anderson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mons W. Anderson in entry for Hyrum A. Anderson and Frances Halverson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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