Lars Jacob Anderson

28 November 1828–4 March 1891 (Age 62)
Okome, Halland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Lars Jacob

When Lars Jacob Anderson was born on 28 November 1828, in Okome, Halland, Sweden, his father, Anders Arvidsson, was 28 and his mother, Maria Elizabeth Johansson, was 23. He married Anna Britta Bengtsdotter on 5 November 1853, in Gällared, Halland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. In 1880, at the age of 52, his occupation is listed as watchmaker in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 4 March 1891, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lars Jacob Anderson
Anna Britta Bengtsdotter
Marriage: 5 November 1853
Anders Anderson
Eva Beata Anderson
Anna Matilda Anderson
Albertina Anderson
Albin Canfield Anderson
Edward Anderson
Nancy Anderson
Lars Jacob Anderson Jr
Charles Theodore Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1853Gällared, Halland, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (26)

    • Lars Anderson in entry for Edward Anderson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Lars J Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Laras Jacob Anderson in entry for Lars Jacob Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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