Caroline Anderson

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline Anderson was born on 17 March 1838, in Øvrebø, Vennesla, Vest-Agder, Norway, her father, Gunder Anderson, was 25 and her mother, Kari Andersdotter, was 22. She married Christopher Olsen Folkman on 15 March 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 23 January 1890, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Olsen Folkman
Caroline Anderson
Marriage: 15 March 1862
Christian Anton Folkman
Elias Michela Folkman
Christopher Orson Folkman
Andrew Cornelues Folkman
Carina Bertha Folkman
Cary Emilia Folkman
Louis Olsen Folkman
Goria Severina Folkman
Godelia Andrea Folkman

Sources (19)

  • Caroline Fultman in household of C O Fultman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Caroline Anderson - Church record: Christening record or certificate: birth: 17 March 1838; Ovrebo, Vest-Agder, Norway
  • Caroline Folkman, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Weber, Utah, United States

1855 · Erik Werenskiold

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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The life of Caroline Anderson Folkman

In the days when Caroline lived, Rag Bees, Quilting Bees and Candy Pull were their entertainment. They even invited friends over to help prepare fruit for drying. Caroline was a very friendly person …

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