John Peter Rasmus Johnson

Brief Life History 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 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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Family Time Line

John Peter Rasmus Johnson
1824–1910
Caroline Marie Nielsen Toft
1823–1890
Marriage: 24 April 1847
Johannes Theodor Johnson
1846–1899
Niels Peter Johnson
1848–1936
Hans Christian Johnson
1850–1854
Ann Dorothea Johnson
1853–1854
Rebekah Johnson
1854–1855
Andrew Christian Johnson
1856–1928
Annie Marie Johnson
1858–1932
Johannah Petrene Rasmine Johnson
1861–1936
John Peter Rasmus Johnson
1865–1868
Hyrum Johnson
1867–1928

Sources (94)

  • Johannes Peter Rasmus Johannesen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
  • John Peter Rasmus Johnson, birth & christening, in church record, 1824
  • Utah, Select Marriages, 1887-1966

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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

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.

1848

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States

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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