John Anderson

28 December 1862–18 August 1893 (Age 30)
Uppsala, Sweden

The Life Summary of John

When John Anderson was born on 28 December 1862, in Uppsala, Sweden, his father, Eric Andersson, was 39 and his mother, Maria Catherina Westblad, was 35. He married Eliza Maria Bishoff on 28 November 1888, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Stavby, Uppsala, Sweden in 1876. He died on 18 August 1893, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Fountain Green Cemetery, Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson
Eliza Maria Bishoff
Marriage: 28 November 1888
Katie Maria Anderson
Eliza "Lyda" Anderson
Anna Myrtle Anderson
Emma Augusta Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1888Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 1
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 10
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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


    LIFE SKETCH: John Anderson's father was Erick Anderson, born at Kallinge, Valo, Sweden 26 November 1823. His mother was Maria Catharina Westblad, born at Vassarn, Tuna, Sweden 31 January 1827. Valo …

    Sources (22)

    • John Anderson in entry for Katie Maria Abbott, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Anderson in household of Erick Anderson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Anderson in entry for Heber Christensen and Eliza A Guymon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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