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Per Jeppson

Male 1820 - 1915  (95 years)


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  • Name Per Jeppson 
    Born 1820 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1915 
    Person ID I1145  Family History of Henry Witte
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 

    Family Nilla Martensdotter,   b. 1826,   d. 1909  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Per and Nilla were a happy ambitious couple in Sweden. Nilla was considered a wise person. Per and Nilla were quite wealthy. They had many men working for them. These men assumed the last name Jeppeson or Jeppson which is the custom in Sweden. Therefore in looking up the name Jeppson, there will be those who are not actually related. Per and Nilla?s son, Jons, made a statement that there might be a way to distinguish between them. In Sweden children took their names as a "son" or "dotter" of their father. For example the son of Per would have a second name of Persson, or the daughter of Marten would be Martensdotter. As told by his granddaughter, Karin, Per had a long white beard that she would braid while sitting on his lap. He taught her to read and to sing a lot of songs, especially ?Work for the Night is Coming.? Nellie Pearson Ray, another granddaughter, used to sing the same song while working about the house and garden. Per died of a stroke or heart attack with a psalm book he was reading under his chin.
    Children 
    +1. Per Persson,   b. 1855, Skoglass, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age 74 years)
     2. Olaf Persson,   b. 1846, Skoglass, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age 78 years)
     3. Nils
     4. Elna Persdotter,   d. 1915
     5. Jons Persson,   b. 1 May 1860, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1935  (Age 75 years)
     6. Sigrid Persdotter,   b. 1866,   d. 21 Jan 1941, Hasselholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 7 May 2016 
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart