Olof Anderson Andelin

7 June 1842–14 May 1912 (Age 69)
Norrhvidinge, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Olof

When Olof Anderson Andelin was born on 7 June 1842, in Norrhvidinge, 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 5 daughters. He lived in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States for about 20 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 6
    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.
    Age 21
    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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    Story Highlight

    Brother Andelin and the Teeter-Totter

    By Robert Shawgo It was just an old board Kristen and I had found—maybe 10 feet long and just wide enough to sit on. The desert sun had already started to turn the board gray. But, even faded, it was …

    Sources (43)

    • Olof A Andelin in entry for Herman August Andelin, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Olaf A Audihlin, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Olof A. Andeline in entry for Caroline Andeline, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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