Nelson Widergren Anderson

Brief Life History of Nelson Widergren

When Nelson Widergren Anderson was born on 3 July 1885, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Christian Vilhelm Widergren Anderson, was 41 and his mother, Johanna Pearson, was 35. He married Emma Elizabeth Johnson on 7 October 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 14 November 1942, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Nelson Widergren Anderson
Emma Elizabeth Johnson
Marriage: 7 October 1909
Hulda Elizabeth Anderson
Henning Wilhelm Anderson
Gordon Nelson Anderson
Johanna Anderson
Olive Emma Anderson

Sources (29)

  • Nelson Anderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nelson W. Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • - Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


World exposition held in Stockholm. First Swedish car built.


First Nobel Prize awarded.

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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Nelson Widergren Anderson 1885 - 1942

Nelson Wintergreen or Widergren Anderson 1885-1942 Nelson Widergren Anderson was born 3 July 1885 at Mt Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah to Christian Wilhelm Anderson and Johanna Pearson both having emigrate …

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