Elsa N. Ockerman

15 Mar 1841 - 19 Feb 1919

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Elsa N. Ockerman

15 Mar 1841 - 19 Feb 1919
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Grave site information of Elsa N. Ockerman (15 Mar 1841 - 19 Feb 1919) at Benjamin Cemetery in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Elsa N. Ockerman


Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States


June 27, 2011


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Else Ellen Olsson Ockerman

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Ellen was born in 1841 in Boring, Malmo, Sweden to Ola Nilsson and Bereta Parsson. She married Isaac Neilson and had a daughter, Mary in 1861. We don't know what happened to Isaac. She was the oldest in her family and so worked outside the home and her mother took care of the child, Mary. The grandparents immigrated to Utah and took Mary with them. Ellen followed 3 years later and while aboard ship en route to the states she married Pehr (or Peter) Christenson Okerman in 1871. So Peter became Mary's father although Mary continued to live with her grandparents in Pleasant Grove. They settled in Benjamin, Utah and had 6 children. Ellen died in 1919 and Peter died 5 months later.

Summary of the lives of Peter Ockerman and Elsa Ellen Nelson.

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Peter's birth record in Bosarp, Malmo, Sweden says, "Pehr, b. 8 Sep. 1842 to Ola Persson, a tailer and his wife, Ingar Jonsdotter. Ingar was age 20." Ingar was a midwife and was known to be stubborn and sulky. Pehr (later Americanized to Peter) was the oldest of 7 children. He changed his name to Ockerman when he took a trade because that was the name of the street where his business was located. The whole family took that for their surname. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1868 when he was age 26. He met his future wife, Elsa Ellen Nelson on the boat going to America. They were married on board in 1871. Elsa was born 5 Mar 1841 in Sturrip, Malmo, Sweden to Ola Nelson and Berta Persson. She married Isaac Nelson, a sea captain, who was lost at sea (or they were divorced according to other family records.) They had a daughter, Mary, who was 10 when her mother married again, so she was adopted by Peter Ockerman and sealed to him. Mary later married Charles John Olsen and lived in Pleasant Grove. Peter and Elsa lived in Hyrum, Cache County, Utah. They had 3 children there--Emma, Anna Wilhelmina, and Peter Jr. Then they moved to Smithfield where Eliza, John, and Josephine were born. Peter had a harness and shoe shop. They had cows, chickens, and a vegetable garden. They had a smokehouse to smoke their meat. Peter was not a big man. His eyes were blue, his hair brown with very few gray hairs to his dying day. He had a beard which was silky and curly. Sometimes his temper would flare up and he could be sulky. Elsa was short and plump with eyes as blue as the sky. Her hair became white with a shade of green at the temples where her glasses had colored it. She wore it drawn back very smooth into a tight bun at the back. She was gentle, loving and generous. They led a quiet life, not active in church affairs, but loyal to their religion. Most of the time they attended Sacrament meeting. They both died in 1919 at age 76 and are buried in the Benjamin Cemetery.

Life timeline of Elsa N. Ockerman

Elsa N. Ockerman was born on 15 Mar 1841
Elsa N. Ockerman was 18 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Elsa N. Ockerman was 20 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Elsa N. Ockerman was 34 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Elsa N. Ockerman was 47 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Elsa N. Ockerman was 52 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Elsa N. Ockerman was 63 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
Elsa N. Ockerman died on 19 Feb 1919 at the age of 77
Grave record for Elsa N. Ockerman (15 Mar 1841 - 19 Feb 1919), BillionGraves Record 27448 Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States