Gustaf Jonsson

Brief Life History of Gustaf

When Gustaf Jonsson was born on 18 February 1756, in Bredaryd, Jönköping, Sweden, his father, Jon Månsson, was 19 and his mother, Ingrid Gustafsdotter, was 25. He married Marta Andersdotter on 19 June 1785. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He was buried in Bredaryd, Jönköping, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Gustaf Jonsson
1756–1831
Marta Andersdotter
1758–1804
Marriage: 19 June 1785
Catherina Gustafsson
1786–
Stina Gustafsson
1788–
Maria Gustafsson
1790–
Måns Gustafsson
1792–1853
Brita Gustafsson
1795–
Jonas Gustafsson
1797–
Kirstin Gustafsson
1800–
Anders Gustafsson
1804–1809

Sources (2)

  • Gustaf Jonsson, "Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860"
  • Household record Jon Månsson page 102

World Events (2)

1809

Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.

1814

Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Lars, Lennart, Thor, Alf, Anders, Arni, Erik, Jorgen, Mats, Olafur, Per.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jon, Scandinavian form of John . Compare Jonson 2.

English: variant of Johnson , although this form of the English name may have died out in Britain.

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

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