Dr. Johan August Ahmanson

Male7 April 1827–17 August 1891

Brief Life History of Johan August

Dr. Johan August Ahmanson was born on 7 April 1827, in Småland, Sweden as the son of Nils Ahlberg and Johanna Ahman. He married Grethe Sophie Fjeldstad on 9 December 1853, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden in 1827. He died on 17 August 1891, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Dr. Johan August Ahmanson
Grethe Sophie Fjeldstad
Marriage: 9 December 1853
Jacob August Ahmanson
Augusta Sofia Ahmanson
George L. Ahmanson
Charlotte "Lottie" Sophie Ahmanson
William Houghton Ahmanson

Sources (12)

  • J Ahmanson, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • John Ahmanson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ahmanson in entry for Charlotte Salome Michelsen, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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  • Marriage
    9 December 1853Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Children (5)

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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

    Age 2

    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 3

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 27

    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

    Name Meaning

    Older Scottish spelling of Joan , which was traditionally pronounced as two syllables.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

    Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

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