Sven Eriksson

21 April 1825–3 December 1914 (Age 89)
Hemsjö, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of Sven

When Sven Eriksson was born on 21 April 1825, in Hemsjö, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Erik Olofsson, was 26 and his mother, Anna Eriksdotter, was 27. He married Maria Kristina Bengtsdotter on 25 June 1854, in Mölndal, Fässberg, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alingsås landsförsamling, Älvsborg, Sweden in 1825 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1914, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Sven Eriksson
Maria Kristina Bengtsdotter
Marriage: 25 June 1854
Joanna Matilda Erickson
Annie Dorothy Erickson
John August Erickson
Emma Erickson
Erik Erickson
Emma Maria Erickson
Albert Swen Erickson

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  • Marriage
    25 June 1854Mölndal, Fässberg, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 7
    Göta Canal opened.
    Age 27
    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Anders, Nils, Per, Alf, Algot, Alvar, Bjorn, Elof, Knut, Mats.Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, from Old Norse Eiríkr (see Erickson ). Compare Erickson , Ericsson , and Erikson .

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

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    History of Joanna Matilda Erickson Despain

    JOANNA MATILDA ERICKSON WESTOVER JOANNA MATILDA ERICKSON Married: -EDWIN LYCURGUS WESTOVER -HENRY W. DESPAIN Joanna Matilda Erickson was born in Sweden, 4 June 1854. Her father was Swe …

    Sources (47)

    • Swen Erickson in entry for Emma Maria Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Swen Ericson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Swen Erickson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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