Ole Jeppsson Okerlund Sr

16 September 1829–16 November 1909 (Age 80)
Torrlösa, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Ole Jeppsson

When Ole Jeppsson Okerlund Sr was born on 16 September 1829, in Vittskövle, Torrlösa, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Jeppa Olsson, was 25 and his mother, Elsa Tullsdatter Joensson, was 25. He married Bengta Pehrsdotter Carlsson on 20 December 1854, in Vittskövle, Torrlösa, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 4 Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 16 November 1909, in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ole Jeppsson Okerlund Sr
Bengta Pehrsdotter Carlsson
Marriage: 20 December 1854
Charles Perry Okerlund
Hulda Josephine Okerlund
Matilda Ephramina Okerlund
George William Okerlund
Lydia Okerlund
Hannah Okerlund
Albertine Okerlund
Ole Albert Okerlund
Mary Ellen Okerlund
Orilla Bengta Okerlund
Edward Okerlund

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1854Vittskövle, Torrlösa, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 23
    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Swedish Åkerlund, an ornamental namecomposed of the elements åker ‘field’ + lund ‘grove’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Stronger than Ever

    The choir had just sung “Behold the Great Redeemer Die" and the priesthood had passed the emblems of the sacrament to the congregation. It was now time to hear preaching. Ole Okerlund Sen., the first …

    Sources (43)

    • Ole Okerlund, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Ole Okerlund, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ole Okerlund in entry for George William Okerlund and Maria Inga Sophia Johansen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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