Andrew Gustave Johnson (Nygren)

11 July 1845–19 February 1923 (Age 77)
Kila, Värmland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Andrew Gustave

When Andrew Gustave Johnson (Nygren) was born on 11 July 1845, in Kila, Värmland, Sweden, his father, Johan Jansson Nygren, was 38 and his mother, Sara Cajsa Andersdotter, was 34. He married Selma Erickson on 21 October 1876, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 19 February 1923, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Gustave Johnson (Nygren)
1845–1923
Selma Erickson
1861–1908
Marriage: 21 October 1876
Selma Julia Johnson
1878–1931
Anna Loretta Johnson
1880–1907
Sarah Esther Johnson
1881–1939
Gustave Elmer F. Johnson
1884–1884
John Elof Johnson
1885–1893
Willard Roy Johnson
1889–1927
Nettie Verene Johnson
1891–1983
Augusta Marrel Johnson
1893–1975
Florence Willridge Johnson
1900–1963
Marvin Revere Johnson
1904–1905

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1876Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 3
    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.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 21
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Jantzen
    John
    Jeansonne
    Jonson

    Story Highlight

    Frozen Toes

    I remember hearing that Andrew Johnson died from gangrene (infection from frozen toes). His wife, Maria amputated two of his toes hoping to save his other toes from becoming infected. - From Gloria …

    Sources (44)

    • Gustave Johnson in entry for Nettie Verena Graham, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Andrew G. Nygreen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • A J Johnson in entry for Edward Don Morgan and Marrella Jennings, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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