John William Bohman

2 December 1831–9 October 1905 (Age 73)
Götafors, Byarum, Jönköping, Sweden

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Bohman was born on 2 December 1831, in Götafors, Byarum, Jönköping, Sweden, his father, John Bohman, was 20 and his mother, Maria Christina Jonasdotter Gavert, was 23. He married Maria Christiana Söderström on 31 October 1857, in Björsäter, Östergötland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 9 October 1905, in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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John William Bohman
Maria Christiana Söderström
Marriage: 31 October 1857
August William Bohman
Augusta Emelia Bohman
Charles John Ephraim Bohman
Alma Fretiof Bohman
Hulda Christiana Bohman
Gideon Nickolas Bohman
Emma Catherine Bohman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1857Björsäter, Östergötland, Sweden
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Göta Canal opened.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 21
    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Ralf, Wenzel.Americanized form of German Bohmann .Swedish: variant of Boman .

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

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    History of John William Bohman and Marea Christiana Soderstom

    History of John William Bohman and his wife Marea Christiana Soderstom My Grandfather, John William Bohman, was the son of Johan (John) Bohman and Maria Christina Gevert Bohman. He was born in Gotaf …

    Sources (32)

    • William Bouman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • J W in entry for Gideon Bohman and Maria Louise Tengberg, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Wm. Bohman in entry for Marie Christiana Bohman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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