Anna Maria Svensson

4 November 1831–9 May 1918 (Age 86)
Västrum, Kalmar, Sweden

The Life Summary of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Svensson was born on 4 November 1831, in Västrum, Kalmar, Sweden, her father, Sven Persson, was 23 and her mother, Anna Greta Andersdotter, was 23. She married James Stapleton Lewis on 15 August 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 9 May 1918, in Declo, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Albion Mormon Cemetery, Albion, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Stapleton Lewis
Anna Maria Svensson
Marriage: 15 August 1865
Ada Hermana Svensson
Rachel Stapleton Lewis
Hyrum Smith Lewis
Cyrus Sackett Lewis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Göta Canal opened.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars, Anders, Erik, Lennart, Sven, Ejnar, Johan, Bent, Bjorn, Gunn, Holger, Mats. German Ernst, Kurt, Markus, Otto.Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy, servant’. It is also found in Denmark, northern Germany, and Norway. Compare Svenson , Swainson , Swanson , Swenson , Swensson , and Swinson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Christmas in Albion, 1875 by Hyrum Smith Lewis

    CHRISTMAS IN ALBION, 1875 Christmas of 74 Years Ago at Albion Remembered Vividly by Declo Settler Editor's note: Hyrum S. Lewis, 81, turns his memory back 74 years for his daughter, Rachel Lewis, to …

    Sources (14)

    • Mary Lewis in household of James S Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mary Swenson in entry for Rachel Lewis Harper, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary S Lewis in household of James Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"

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