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Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson

Female 1830 - 1911  (80 years)

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  • Name Caroline Johnson 
    Nickname Carolina Jonnson 
    Born 6 Jul 1830  Dorofvoknecky, Jonkoping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 7 Jul 1830  Dorofvoknecky, Jonkoping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Port of Arrival 1863  [1
    Died 9 Jan 1911  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Jan 1911  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1900 U.S. Census, Utah, Sanpete, Fairview, District 121
      Anderson, Caroline, Head, White, Female, July 1830, 69, Married, 36 years, Mother of 5 children, 4 living, born in Sweden, Parents born in Sweden, Immigrated in 1863, 37 years in U.S., Naturalized, Can read, Cannot write, Can speak, Owned house, free from mortgage
    • "Sisters from Sweden"

      Their parents were among the first in Halmstad to embrace the gospel. They had belonged to Lutheran church. In Fairview Caroline often carried a basket of eggs 3 miles to town, exchange them for calico or needed things for the family and walk the 3 miles back.

      When she came in from outside, she would dust her shoes with a cloth. She was an immaculate housekeeper.

      In Sweden the family owned 2 large Durham cows which the prized highly, Pinky and Rosy. The cows supplied them with milk, butter and served as a team to do their farming on one small acreage, very rocky. They raised a garden, but mainly wheat for bread and cereal and feed for the cows.

      Their clothing was washed in the sea close tot he house, winter and summer. Sometimes their hands would crack and bleed from the cold.

      Caroline was visiting her daughter Mary and Owne Sanderson in Ogden when she suddenly died from a stroke 9 Jan 1911. She is buried in Fairview.

      Caroline's mother, Johanna Cathrina lived in Ogden with daughter, Mary Flygare, and is buried in their family plot.

      From notes by Helen Tillotson
    • A blessing by J. M. Works on the head of Caroline Anderson, daughter of Jonas and Johanna Anderson, born in Jonkoping, Sweden, July 6th 1830, baptized 19 April 1857 at Halmstad by C. E. Lindholm.

      Sister Caroline I lay my hands upon thy head according to thy desire and according to the dictates of the holy spirit to seal upon you a patriarchal blessing, that shall be a source of comfort and consolation unto thee both in time and eternity, for you are one of the elect according to the grace of God which is in thee and round about thee, for thou hast made thy calling an election sure by giving heed to the council of those who here rule in the Holy Priesthood, in the kingdom of God, although thy life has been a life of toil and privation, and you have passed through much tribulation and have been in peril by sea and by and by land, and thy name has been cast out as evil by the wicked and ungodly yet the Lord thy God has been with you, and had his eye upon thee and the angel of thy presence is watching over thee for thy good. Holy angels have been thy constant companion and you shall know the mind and will of the Lord concerning thyself, for the Holy Spirit, even the Comforter shall rest upon thee, and reveal unto thee line upon line, precept upon precept until you are made acquainted with the plan of salvation in its fullness as it exists in heaven and on earth and the spirit of prophecy shall rest upon thee which will make thee a prophetess in Israel and in connection with they husband you shall reign over thy posterity as a queen and priestess in they fathers house. Thou shalt reign and rule over thy posterity in eternity, for thou art a daughter of Abraham through the loins ____ of the tribe of Ephraim and you shall enter into the marriage supper of the lamb trimmed and burning and be ready to meet the bride and groom at his coming and you shall enjoy the presence of God and his holy angels with Joseph, Hyrum, Brigham, Heber, David, Parley, Willard, Jediah and George Albert Smith, and all the redeemed and sanctified of Adam’s race. These blessings I seal on thy head by virtue of the holy priesthood vested in me, upon conditions of thy faithfulness, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

      R. W. Allred Clerk

      (From the handwritten copy by Buena Anderson Tillotson, 23 Apr 1958)
    • From the Archibald Anderson book (C-104):

      Carolina Johnson Anderson was born July 6, 1830, in the town of Dorofvoknecky, Jonkoping County, Smaland Parish, Sweden, to Johanna Catherina Andersdotter and Jonas Gustav Andersson. Carolina’s Swedish name was Carolina Jonsson. Common among the Swedish people at that time was for the children to take for their surname the father’s given name, adding son or daughter. Thus, the father, Jonas, gave his children Jonsson for their last name. Carolina was the eldest of eight children. The first members to leave Sweden for the United States were sisters Annetta, Catherine, and Marie (Mary). They came the year 1862, took sail from Halmstade, where they lived at that time. Their mother and Carolina followed shortly after. Carolina was baptized into the Church in Sweden in 1857 at the age of twenty-seven. Carolina’s father remained in Sweden and died there in 1864. Jonas father’s name was Anders, therefore, his name was Andersson. Two children of Jonas and Catherina, Anna and Johnnas, died in infancy. Their son, Anders, remained in Sweden, but their daughter, Christine, with her husband, Gustav Isaacson, and children came to the United States and they stayed in the East.

      On May, 1864, at the age of thirty four, Carolina became the wife of Archibald Adamson Anderson of Fairview, Utah, and from this union, five children were born: John Anderson, Mary Sanderson, Janet Asplund, James William and Archibald, who died when he was seven. Carolina reared her family in Fairview, Utah. The home was located on a farm three miles south of the main center of Fairview, and just east of the highway near the little Birch Creek School House. After her children were married, her son, John, built his mother a house east of his home in Fairview. He supplied wood, coal, food and other help for her comfort.

      Carolina was a very particular person in whatever work she undertook to do. In her work of weaving linen, cloth, blankets, carpets, and piecing quilts, always by hand, every piece had to be perfectly made. She wove linen for the King’s household for six years. Caroline wove cloth for the family in Fairview. Once each year, a tailor would come to Fairview and make her cloth into men’s clothing.

      The early settlers in Sanpete County would send to Southern Utah mills for cotton thread which they would combine with their wool to strengthen the material used as warp. This was known as Linsey cloth, and it was dyed with home made indigo blue and made into shirts and dresses.

      When the Co-op store was organized then, they were able to buy dyes, velvet trimmings, and calico for summer clothing and men could purchase their coats and pants. Carolina loved to read, and she saved her magazines and papers. Often she was called on to read letters for those who could not read their letters, and she would read to the sick friends. She always kept a vase artistically arranged with wild flowers, grasses, grain stalks, etc., which she would gather from nearby fields and place upon her chest of drawers. She got along on very little of this world’s goods.

      Carolina’s husband, Archibald, died December 2, 1892, leaving her a widow for nineteen years. She died January 10, 1911, and is buried in the Fairview cemetery. Her mother Johanna Catherina lived in Ogden with her younger daughter, Mary J. Flygare and is buried in Ogden City Cemetery.
    Person ID I2114  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    Father Jonas Andersson,   b. 24 Aug 1791, Agnetaryd, Jönköping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1864, Halmstad, Halland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Johanna Catherine Johnson,   b. 25 Mar 1805, Ostra Bararyd, Jönköping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1879, Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1830  As, Jonkoping, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet

    Family Archibald Adamson Anderson,   b. 27 Mar 1836, Mary Magdin, Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1892, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 4 May 1864  Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John A Anderson,   b. 16 Jul 1865, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1959, Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Mary Anderson,   b. 1 Feb 1868, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1948  (Age 79 years)
     3. Janet Christina Anderson,   b. 15 May 1870, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1957, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Archibald Anderson, III,   b. 10 Nov 1873, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1880  (Age 6 years)
     5. James William Anderson,   b. 28 Feb 1875, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1945  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F476  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    JOHNSON, Caroline
    JOHNSON, Caroline
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    JOHNSON, Caroline
    JOHNSON, Caroline
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    JOHNSON, CAROLINE
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    JOHNSON, CAROLINE
    JOHNSON, CAROLINE
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    Headstones
    JOHNSON, CAROLINE (1830-1911)
    JOHNSON, CAROLINE (1830-1911)
    CAROLINA JOHNSON ANDERSON
    BORN JULY 6, 1830
    DIED JAN. 9, 1911

    Weep not that her toils are over
    Weep not that her race is run
    God grant we may rest as Calmly
    When our work like her's is done

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Census, United States, 1900.