Nils Svensson

1 September 1787–20 June 1853 (Age 65)
Hemsjö, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life of Nils

When Nils Svensson was born on 1 September 1787, in Hemsjö, Älvsborg, Sweden, his father, Swen Eriksson, was 41 and his mother, Ingeborg Andersdotter, was 41. He married Kierstin Andersdotter on 18 November 1810, in Ödenäs, Älvsborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 20 June 1853, in Olofsered, Ödenäs, Älvsborg, Sweden, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ödenäs, Älvsborg, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Nils Svensson
Kierstin Andersdotter
Marriage: 18 November 1810
Olaus Nilsson
Johannes Nilsson
Christina Nilsdotter
Britta Stina Nilsdotter
Sven Nilsson
Anders Nilsson
Anna Caysa Nilsdotter
Anne Maria Nilsdotter
Anders Nilsson

Spouse and Children

18 November 1810
Ödenäs, Älvsborg, Sweden


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World Events (5)


Age 22

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

Age 27

Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Age 45

Göta Canal opened.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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

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Story Highlight

Anders Nilsson/Nelson - An honest man with great faith and dedication to the Gospel

Written by Gladys Beata Owens Merrill Anders Nilsson was born February 22, 1827 in Odenas, Alfsborg, Sweden. He was the youngest child of Nils Svenson and Kista (Cherstin) Anderson. There were five …

Sources (3)

  • Nils Swenson in entry for Anders Nelson, "Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001"
  • Nels Swenson in entry for Anders Nelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Nels Swenson in entry for Anders Nelson, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

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