Eric Johan Pehrsson

21 September 1834–19 October 1916 (Age 82)
Ljungstorp, Örebro, Sweden

The Life Summary of Eric Johan

When Eric Johan Pehrsson was born on 21 September 1834, in Ljungstorp, Örebro, Sweden, his father, Pehr Andersson, was 32 and his mother, Catharina Jonsdotter, was 30. He married Anna Sophia Ersdotter on 16 May 1861, in Ocean, Osijek-Baranja, Croatia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 19 October 1916, in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Eric Johan Pehrsson
Anna Sophia Ersdotter
Marriage: 16 May 1861
Matilda Pehrson
Sophia Pehrson
Heber Pehrson
Emil Pehrson
Elizabeth Pehrson
Charlotte Pehrson

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  • Marriage
    16 May 1861Ocean, Osijek-Baranja, Croatia
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 14
    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 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Anders, Erik, Lars, Erland, Lennart, Agnar, Arnell, Bjorn, Helmer, Hilma, Joakim. German Kurt, Darrold, Hans, Mathias, Frieda, Oskar.Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Per, vernacular shortened form of Peter . It is also established in Denmark and northern Germany. Compare Parson 3 and Person 1.English: variant of Parson .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Ruth Bennion was born 15 February 1907 in the same house in which she now resides. At that time her maternal grandfather, Eric John Pehrson, was the postmaster in Vernon; her father, Israel Bennion, w …

    Sources (30)

    • Eric Pearson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eric Pehrson in entry for John Pehrson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Erick J Pehrson, "United States Census, 1910"

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