John Peter Rasmus Johnson

10 April 1824–9 July 1910 (Age 86)
Lindved, Sindbjerg, Koldinghus, Denmark

The Life Summary of John Peter Rasmus

When John Peter Rasmus Johnson was born on 10 April 1824, in Lindved, Sindbjerg, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Johannes Christensen, was 28 and his mother, Ane Dorthea Jonasdatter, was 31. He married Caroline Marie Nielsen Toft on 24 April 1847, in Lindved, Sindbjerg, Koldinghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Ward 2 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 9 July 1910, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Peter Rasmus Johnson
Caroline Marie Nielsen Toft
Marriage: 24 April 1847
Johannes Theodor Johnson
Niels Peter Johnson
Hans Christian Johnson
Ann Dorothea Johnson
Rebekah Johnson
Andrew Christian Johnson
Annie Marie Johnson
Johannah Petrene Rasmine Johnson
John Peter Rasmus Johnson
Hyrum Johnson

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    24 April 1847Lindved, Sindbjerg, Koldinghus, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 5
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 33
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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    Biography Of BERTHA KNUDSEN MADSEN And Her Mother BERGITTA LARSEN JOHNSON KNUDSEN Pioneers Who Came To Utah In 1864 Written By CLARA MADSEN TAYLOR Daughter of BERTHA K. MADSEN of …

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    • Johannes Peter Rasmus Johannesen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • J. P. R. Johnson in entry for Elias Johnson and Elizabeth Ann Ostler, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Peter R. Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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