Catrina Svensson Or Svensdotter

1813–1923 (Age 109)
Västraby, Kronoberg, Sweden

The Life of Catrina

When Catrina Svensson Or Svensdotter was born on 18 September 1813, in Västraby, Kronoberg, Sweden, her father, Sven Magmusson Flink, was 24 and her mother, Brita Gustafson, was 21. She married Sven Johan Johannisson on 14 January 1848, in Ryssby, Kronoberg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dalby, Uppsala, Sweden in 1866. She died in 1923, at the age of 110.

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Family Time Line

Catrina Svensson Or Svensdotter
Sven Johan Johannisson
Marriage: 14 January 1848
Mathilda Johannisson

Spouse & Children

14 January 1848
Ryssby, Kronoberg, Sweden


Parents & Siblings

  • Sven Magmusson Flink


  • Brita Gustafson




  • Gustaf Svensson


  • Female1813–1923Female

  • Maria Svensson


  • Stina Svensson


  • Magnus Svensson


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Age 19

Göta Canal opened.
1848 · The March Unrest

Age 35

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.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Katrina Svensdotter, "Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860"
  • Catarina Svensdotter in household of Sven Johan Johannisson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"
  • Johanna Samuelsdotter in entry for Anna Sofia, "Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860"

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