Hannah Sophia Johnson

9 April 1849–3 September 1889 (Age 40)
Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of Hannah Sophia

When Hannah Sophia Johnson was born on 9 April 1849, in Älvsborg, Sweden, her father, Gustaf Johnson, was 27 and her mother, Louisa Eriksson, was 34. She married John James Cummings on 27 February 1865. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 3 September 1889, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John James Cummings
Hannah Sophia Johnson
Marriage: 27 February 1865
Louis Cummings
Louisa Cummings
Hannah Malinda Cummings
John Gustaf Cummings
Joseph William Cummings
Harmon Cummings
Alma Monroe Cummings
Clara Pearl Cummings
Lyman Francis Cummings
Myrtle Wilhelmina Cummings
Mary May Cummings

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  • Marriage
    27 February 1865
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 14
    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.

    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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    John James Cummings

    John James Cummings was born on March 25, 1846, at Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. He died March 28, 1929 at Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah. He came across the plains with the pioneers in 1852. The fa …

    Sources (14)

    • Cummings in household of John Gestus Cummings, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Sophia Johnson in entry for Peter Dahm and May Cummings, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Sophia Johnson in entry for Joseph W Cummings, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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