Lena Johnson

9 December 1846–3 September 1914 (Age 67)
Løten, Hedmark, Norway

The Life Summary of Lena

When Lena Johnson was born on 9 December 1846, in Løten, Hedmark, Norway, her father, John Johnson, was 31 and her mother, Bergite Larsdatter, was 29. She married Peter Madsen on 2 September 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880 and Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 3 September 1914, in Lakeview, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Madsen
Lena Johnson
Marriage: 2 September 1865
Julia Madsen
John Joseph Madsen
Ellen Bergeta Madsen
Hyrum Madsen
Marie Madsen
Alma Theodore Madsen
Parley William Madsen Sr
Inger Bertha Christina Madsen
Edwin Antone Madsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1847 · Nordlyset
    Age 1
    First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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.

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    Biography Of BERTHA KNUDSEN MADSEN And Her Mother BERGITTA LARSEN JOHNSON KNUDSEN Pioneers Who Came To Utah In 1864 Written By CLARA MADSEN TAYLOR Daughter of BERTHA K. MADSEN of …

    Sources (32)

    • Lena Johnson in entry for Hyrum Madsen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sine Madsen in household of Peter Madsen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lena Johnson in entry for Edwin A Madsen and Effie M Dahlquist, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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