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 Ellen <I>Yorgason</I> Dahl

Ellen Yorgason Dahl

Lyngby, Lunds kommun, Skåne län, Sweden
Death 8 Nov 1912 (aged 70)
South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 07 219 0
Memorial ID 129358 · View Source
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Elna Joransdotter was born 9 March 1842 in Rosgaard, Lyngby, Malmohus (Skane Lan), Sweden.

With her parents and siblings, and her father's brother Jons and family, she immigrated to the United States. The family left Sweden in October 1855, traveling first to Denmark, then to England. They left Liverpool, England on December 12, 1855, traveling on the wooden three-masted ship "John J. Boyd". They arrived at New York on February 18, 1856, then traveled to Keokuk, Iowa, where they worked for a year to acquire funding to complete their journey to the Utah Territory.

The family members' names on the New York passenger list were spelled by the clerk as "Soran Joransen" with "Karna, Peter, Botille, Anna, Elna, and Jens" given Joransen as their surname.

Their names were further changed during their stay in Iowa, where Elna became Ellen and Joransson/Joranssdotter became Yorgason.

Ellen met her husband-to-be, Alexander Paulsen Dahl, in Spanish Fork, Utah, where Ellen and her family were living. Ellen and Alexander married on July 16, 1858 in Spanish Fork, Utah county, Utah. Alexander and Ellen were some of the first settlers to the area that is now Midvale, Utah.

Ellen and Alexander had nine children, six sons and three daughters, but only five survived to adulthood: Alexander, Soren, David, James, and Louise.

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 129358
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