Johanna Anderson

5 September 1839–20 July 1925 (Age 85)
Slimminge, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Johanna

When Johanna Anderson was born on 5 September 1839, in Slimminge, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Ola Andersson, was 30 and her mother, Anna Borkersdotter, was 29. She married Joshua Davis on 12 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1855 and lived in Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 20 July 1925, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Davis
Johanna Anderson
Marriage: 12 December 1856
Homer Andrew Davis
Dennis Joshua Davis
Norman Taylor Davis
Anna Louisa Davis
Johanna Awilda Davis
Mary Caroline Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 9
    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 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Johanna Andersson

    HANNAH (JOHANNA) (ANDERSSON) OLSSON Hannah Anderson was born the 5 of September 1839 in Slimminge, Malmohus, Sweden where her ancestors had lived for centuries. She was the oldest child of Ola …

    Sources (34)

    • Hannah Davis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hannah Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Anderson in entry for Arvilda Hannah York, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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