John August Anderson

18 December 1844–1 February 1920 (Age 75)
Malmö Sankt Petri, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of John August

When John August Anderson was born on 18 December 1844, in Malmö Sankt Petri, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Johannes Anderson, was 26 and his mother, Mätta Pehrsdotter, was 32. He married Mariane Christensen on 20 September 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1867. He died on 1 February 1920, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John August Anderson
Mariane Christensen
Marriage: 20 September 1869
John August Anderson
Emma Martha Anderson
Anna Maria Anderson
Lillie Matilda Anderson
Alvin Wilford Anderson
Hulda Fidelia Anderson
Elenora Augusta Anderson
Arthur Henry Anderson
Ernest Raymond Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    John August Anderson

    JOHN AUGUST ANDERSON- from his journal. An autobiographical record of his birth in Sweden in 1844, his early life, family experiences, and conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saint …

    Sources (41)

    • John A Andersen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John August Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John August Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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