Olof Anderson Andelin

Brief Life History of Olof

When Olof Anderson Andelin was born on 7 June 1842, in Norrvidinge, Onsjö, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Anders Persson, was 50 and his mother, Bengta Pehrsdotter, was 40. He married Oliva Maria Löfdahl on 10 February 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to New York County, New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870 and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 May 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Olof Anderson Andelin
Oliva Maria Löfdahl
Marriage: 10 February 1866
Olof Wilhelm Andelin
Olive Andelin
Olive Andelina Parson
Herman August Andelin
Amanda Melvina Andelin
Mary Ann Andelin
Ordina Henrietta Andelin
Cordelia Andelin
Willard Joseph Andelin

Sources (61)

  • Oliff Andeline in household of Anders Anderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 - Ancestry.com
  • Olaf A Oudelin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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