Ola Andersson

Brief Life History of Ola

When Ola Andersson was born on 8 March 1832, in Örup, Esarp, Bara, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Anders Nilsson, was 28 and his mother, Inger Nilsdotter, was 27. He married Bengta Shenstrom on 6 December 1856, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Esarp, Bara, Malmöhus, Sweden in 1832. In 1880, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as farmer in fairfield ut. in Fairfield, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 3 December 1898, in Lyman, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Ola Andersson
Bengta Shenstrom
Marriage: 6 December 1856
Olaf Shenstrom Anderson
Olephena Albertina Mary Magdelene Anderson
Oliver Andrew Anderson
Oleva Anderson
Joseph Edward Anderson
Oliva Anderson
Otto Ephraim Anderson
Caroline Burnice Anderson

Sources (26)

  • Ole Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Kyrkoböcker; ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YSGL-LD Ola Andersson's birth record,
  • Ola Anderson, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


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


Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bjorn, Lars, Mats, Lennart, Nils, Per, Anders, Berndt, Hokan, Olle, Sten. German Hans, Kurt, Alfons, Ernst, Gerd, Monika.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersen and Anderson .

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

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At the southern tip of the Swedish Peninsula, and directly across the Kattagot Straight from the Danish capitol of Copenhagen lies the beautiful city of Malmo, Sweden. Here in this land of the Nort …

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