Alexander Paulsen Dahl

11 August 1831–18 February 1911 (Age 79)
Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway

The Life Summary of Alexander Paulsen

When Alexander Paulsen Dahl was born on 11 August 1831, in Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway, his father, Paul Larsen Dahl, was 36 and his mother, Anne Marie Andersdatter, was 35. He married Ellen Jorgensen on 16 July 1858, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 18 February 1911, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (59)

Do you know Alexander Paulsen? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Alexander Paulsen Dahl
Ellen Jorgensen
Marriage: 16 July 1858
Mary Ann Dahl
Neils Paul Dahl
Ellen Emily Elizabeth Dahl
Alexander Dahl
Soren Dahl
David Theodore Dahl
Peter Clarence Dahl
James Justenious Dahl
Louise Matilda Caroline Dahl

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1858Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 17
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 24
    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Selmer, Alf, Nils, Jorgen, Per, Sven, Astrid, Helmer, Holger, Iver, Johan.Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a common farm name derived from Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.Swedish: topographic or ornamental name from an ornamental spelling of dal ‘valley’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Dalby.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    History of Alexander Paulsen Dahl and Ellen Yorganson

    The following information provides further details on the life of Alexander and Ellen Dahl: The grandfather of Alexander Dahl Sr. was named Lars Dahl and he was a carpenter by trade. Alexander's fat …

    Sources (35)

    • Alexander Dahl, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Alexander Dahl in entry for Louise Dahl Barrett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Alexander Dahl, "United States Census, 1880"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.