Johanna Christina Winberg

Female3 May 1824–26 March 1887

Brief Life History of Johanna Christina

When Johanna Christina Winberg was born on 3 May 1824, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Sven Andersson Winberg, was 18 and her mother, Elna Nilsson, was 21. She married Peter Peterson on 18 November 1842, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 26 March 1887, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Peterson
Johanna Christina Winberg
Marriage: 18 November 1842
Peter Gottfried Pehrsson
Peter Gottfried Petterson
Niles Frederick Peterson
Sven Edward Peterson
John Augustus Peterson
Ephraim Millennium Peterson Mansfield

Sources (36)

  • Johan Christian Mansfield in household of Matthew Mansfield, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Johanna Crestman in entry for Peter G Peterson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Johanna Christina's 1824 birth and baptism record, Sweden, Malmöhus Church Records, 1541-1918; index 1646-1860;

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1842Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 8

    Göta Canal opened.


    Age 22

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars.

    Danish, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place so named, most probably the one in Mecklenburg, Germany.

    Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements vin ‘wine, vine’ + berg ‘mountain, hill’. It could also be of German origin (see 1 above).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    1854: Steamship "Cimbria" Peter Petersen, wife Johanna, and 4 children are passengers Copenhagen, Denmark to Hull, England. Sven died at sea.

    A Compilation of General Voyage Notes: On the twenty-third, twenty-fourth, and twenty-seventh of November, 1854, about five hundred Scandinavian Saints sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark, on board the s …

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