Anders Olson

19 September 1836–16 August 1922 (Age 85)
Tösse, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of Anders

When Anders Olson was born on 19 September 1836, in Tösse, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Olaf Skyman Olofsson, was 32 and his mother, Maria Andersdotter, was 32. He married Carolina Erlandsdotter on 18 June 1863, in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 16 August 1922, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders Olson
Carolina Erlandsdotter
Marriage: 18 June 1863
John Olson
Andrew Olson
Matilda Olson
Carolina Olson
Joseph Andrew Olson
Anna Maria Olson
Sophia Elizabeth Olsen
Johanna Olson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1863Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 12
    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 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Selmer, Bjorn, Nils, Elof, Einer, Lennart, Bertel.Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Olsson . In some cases this is also an Americanized form of the variant Ohlsson .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German Olsen and Ohlsen , cognates of 1.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Anders Olson considered a Pioneer

    Anders Olsson Individual Information Birth Date 12 September 1836 Death Date 16 August 1922 Gender male The Olsson family likely came to Utah 1863 the year they sailed to America. But the first d …

    Sources (28)

    • Andrew Olsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Andrew Olson in entry for Johanna P. Olson Gillespie, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Andrew Olsen, "United States Census, 1910"

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