Pehr Olof Holmgren

Male20 September 1838–12 January 1897

Brief Life History of Pehr Olof

When Pehr Olof Holmgren was born on 20 September 1838, in Hedvig Eleonora, Stockholm, Sweden, his father, Nils Peter Holmgren, was 28 and his mother, Charlotta Wilhelmina Lundqvist, was 31. He married Johanna Jansdotter Westergren on 30 December 1864, in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 12 January 1897, in Bear River City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bear River City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Pehr Olof Holmgren
Johanna Jansdotter Westergren
Marriage: 30 December 1864
John Peter Holmgren I
Johanna Wilhelmina Holmgren
Carl David Holmgren
Nels Joseph Holmgren
Lydia Matilda Holmgren
Albert Edward Holmgren
Amanda Marie Holmgren

Sources (38)

  • Peter Holenjsen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter O. Holmgren, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • P. O. Holmgren in entry for Mary Helena Holmgren, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1864Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · The March Unrest

    Age 10

    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1860: Millard, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Millard, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Bjorn, Iver, Nils, Nyman.

    Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements holm ‘island’ (possibly from a placename) + gren ‘branch’.

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

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    Biography of Pehr or Per Holmgren

    Per Olof Holmgren was born in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, 20 September 1838. His father was a Liveryman, Nils Peter Holmgren, and his mother was Charlotta Wilhelmina Lundquist. His father …

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