Inger Johnson

Brief Life History of Inger

When Inger Johnson was born on 14 March 1844, in Løten, Hedmark, Norway, her father, John Johnson, was 28 and her mother, Bergite Larsdatter, was 27. She married John Peter Rasmus Johnson on 10 November 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 5 July 1911, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Peter Rasmus Johnson
1824–1910
Inger Johnson
1844–1911
Marriage: 10 November 1865
John Joseph Johnson
1866–1961
Heber Johnson
1868–1868
Abraham Owen Johnson
1870–1937
Ellen Bergite Johnsen
1872–1927
Marietta Johnson
1874–1945
Hans S. Johnson
1877–1950
David Johnson
1880–1974
Hannah Johnson
1882–1910
Inger Christine Marie Johnson
1886–1955

Sources (32)

  • Inger Johnson in household of J P R Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1844 Birth/christening record image - Parish registry: SAH, Løten prestekontor, K/Ka/L0006: Parish register (official) no. 6, 1832-1849, p. 182-183 - Scanned archives - The National Archives of Norway
  • Inger J. Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1846

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

1849

Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

1862 · Homestead Act

Homestead Act was passed in the U.S. which made land available for free upon meeting certain conditions. Many Norwegian-Americans acquired land through this process.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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