Anna Helena Amundsen

7 January 1844–14 April 1914 (Age 70)
Sandsvaer, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Anna Helena

When Anna Helena Amundsen was born on 7 January 1844, in Sandsvaer, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Dyre Anundsen, was 38 and her mother, Gertrude Marie Olson, was 39. She married Olaus Johnson on 9 September 1863, in Echo, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 14 April 1914, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Olaus Johnson
Anna Helena Amundsen
Marriage: 9 September 1863
John Alfred Johnsen
Olof Johnson
Annie Melvina Johnson
Theodore Johnson
Thorwald Johnson
Samuel Waldeman Johnsen
Clara Charlida Johnson
Charles Arthur Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 September 1863Echo, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 4
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alf, Erik, Thor, Egil, Hjordis, Iver, Per, Svein.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Amund, Old Norse Ǫgmundr, composed of the elements agi ‘awe’ (or possibly ag ‘point of a sword’) + mund ‘protection’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Olaus Johnson

    HISTORY of OLAUS JOHNSON Autobiography (abridged by Olaus Johnson Association) I will begin with my father and mother. My father’s name was Johan Olsen Nordstrand. H …

    Sources (33)

    • Annie Johnson in household of Olaus Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Dyresen in entry for Annie Melvina Carlsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Annie Johnson in household of Olaus Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"

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