Rasmus Erastus Jacobson Sr.

18 April 1823–25 July 1905 (Age 82)
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

The Life Summary of Rasmus Erastus

When Rasmus Erastus Jacobson Sr. was born on 18 April 1823, in Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Jacob Christophersen, was 29 and his mother, Lisbeth Jacobsdatter, was 41. He married Iverine Engelbretsdatter on 30 June 1851, in Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 25 July 1905, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hyrum City Cemetery, Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Rasmus Erastus Jacobson Sr.
Iverine Engelbretsdatter
Marriage: 30 June 1851
Ingeborg Elizabeth Jacobsen
Jacob Elias Jacobson
Rasmus Erastus Jacobsen Jr
Engrel Enevold Jacobsen
Edward Christian Jacobsen
Everine Lorena Jacobson
Gustave Jacobsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 June 1851Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1825 · Sloopers
    Age 2
    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
    1845 · Nonconformist Act
    Age 22
    The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

    Name Meaning

    English, Swedish, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Jacob denoting ‘Jacob's son’. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, including Scandinavian (see 2 below) and, in some cases, Croatian Jakobović (which is from the personal name Jakob ).Americanized form of Swedish Jacobsson or Jakobsson and Danish, Norwegian, North German, or Dutch Jacobsen or Jakobsen , all cognates of 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    An Amazing Life History Written from the Memory by Mrs. E. I. Pulsipher

    In Stavenger, Norway, October 8th, 1850, was born Elizabeth Isabelle, daughter of Erastus and Lorina Jacobson. Erastus joined the Church in 1860 in days of persecution. He was a shoemaker; but when h …

    Sources (44)

    • Rasmus Jacobsen in entry for Gustav Jacobsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Rasmus Jacobsen - Church record: birth-name: Rasmus Erastus Jacobsen
    • 1900 United States Federal Census

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