X Swen Johnsen Ross

Born:Oct 9 1862 In:  Stubberud, Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway
Died:July 22 1946 (at age 83)In:  Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States


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Immediate family

X Karen Marie Ross (born Sorensen)
His wife
Arthur Swen Ross
His son
Isabell Ross
His daughter
Soren Caleb Ross
His son
X Vincent Kindley Ross
His son
X Jon Nielsen
His father
X Sophie Margrethe Nielsen (born Narvesen)
His mother
Niels Julius Johansen
His brother
Jonette Christiane Andersen (born Johnsen Aas)
His sister
Karen Johnsen Olsen (born Ross)
His sister
Narve Johnsen
His brother
Christian Johansen
His brother
Johanne Sophie "Hannah" Johnsen
His sister
Thora Christina Johnsen
His sister
Sophus Theodor Christian Johnsen
His brother

Contact information

Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

Source citations

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Vincent Ross & Ruth Pickett
Marriage: Mar 16 1929 - Juab, Utah, United States
Husband: Vincent Ross
  Father: S J Ross
  Mother: Mary Sorenson
Wife: Ruth Pickett
  Father: J J Pickett
  Mother: Luranay Roper
GS Film number: 482004
Digital Folder Number: 004540867
Image Number: 00886

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Svend Johnson Ross
Gender: Male
Birth: Oct 9 1862 - Stubberud, Sigdal, Buskerud
Marriage: Spouse: Karen Marie Sorensen - Jan 22 1895 - Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, USA
Death: July 22 1946 - Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, USA
Father: John Nielsen
Mother: Sofie Margrethe Narvesdatter
Wife: Karen Marie Sorensen
Children: Soren Caleb Ross, Isabel Ross, Arthur Swen Ross, Vincent Kindley Ross
Siblings: Isora Christina Jonsdatter, Sofus Theodor Jonsen, Johanne Sofie Jonsdatter, Karen Johnson Ross, Niels Julius Jonsen, Jonette Christiane Jonsdatter, Narve Jonsen, Kristian Jonsen

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:

Swen J Ross
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1862 - Norway
Residence: 1910 - Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, USA
Age: 48
Marital status: Married
Immigration: 1884
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Wife: Carolina W Ross
Children: Arthur Ross, Isabel Ross, Saren Ross, Vincent Ross
Census: Township:EphraimSeries:T624Image:97 County:SanpeteSheet:7-B State:UtahFamily:147 Date:1910Line:69 See household members
Relation to head; Name; Age
Head; Swen J Ross; 48
Wife; Carolina W Ross; 49
Son; Arthur Ross; 14
Daughter; Isabel Ross; 12
Son; Saren Ross; 10
Son; Vincent Ross; 9

Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
Citation text:
Svend Johnson Ross
Gender: Male
Birth: Oct 9 1862 - Stubberud, Sigdal Buskd., Norway
Death: July 22 1946


Swen Johnsen Ross & Karen Marie Sorensen


Swen was born 9 Oct 1862 in Stubberud, Bushd, Norway. His mother, Sofie Margrethe Narvesen died 6 May 1877. (Swen was 14 ½ years old.) John left his father, John Nielsen, and came to America when he was sixteen years old. He worked on the ship for his fare. His brother, Narve Johnsen came with him on the ship from Norway. He was 18 years of age.

When he reached America he settled in North Dakota in the Red River Valley.

Later he came to Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah to see his sister Karen Ross Olsen.

He went back to North Dakota to go home-steading. When he got there, he found that all of the land was home-steaded so he came back to Ephraim, Utah to settle. There he met Karen Marie Sorensen (a Mormon) Swen was not a Mormon. Later they were married. The first lived in a house at 409 West 1st South and then moved to 3rd East, 1st South Street in Ephraim, Utah.

Swen worked as a painter, wallpaper hanger, and etc.

Swen died on 22 July 1946 (83 yrs old) in Ephraim Utah, and was buried there.

Karen Marie Sorensen was born on 11 April 1861 in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah to Soren Niels Sorensen and Karen Rasmussen. Her father had two wives. Karen Rasmussen, and Maren Kristine Jensen.

Karen Marie Sorensen died on 15 Oct 1936 (75 yrs) at Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah.

Swen and Karen Marie were blessed with four children.

Arthur Swen Ross was born 25 April 1896. He married Christella Anderson on 3 Nov 1918. He taught school at Garland, Utah. While in Garland he got Influenza and died on 1 Jan 1919. (22 yrs old, married for 2 months)

Isabel Ross was born on 12 March 1898. She had a bad heart and was sick most of her life. She got influenza and died on her 21st birthday, 12 March 1919. This was about 2 ½ months after Arthur’s death.

Soren C. Ross was born 3 Feb 1900. He graduated from Snow College. He taught school in Huntington, Utah for a year or two. He also received a Master’s Degree. Soren was well educated, he would go to the library every night and study.

Vincent Kindley Ross was born 25 Aug 1901. He married Ruth Pickett in Nephi, Utah on 16 March 1929. (27 years old.) He had four children. Halver Vincent, Reginald, and Jeralee and Dixie Jean. He worked as a carpenter, painter, wall paper hanger, and a bee keeper. Vincent Kindley died 7 Sep 1971. (70 years old.) (The only child to have children).


Swen became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 15 Sept 1893. Certificate #Nat. Vol.1, P.96, Dist. Court, Provo, Utah


Copied directly from Family Search.com Norway Baptism Records:

Name: Svend Johansen

Gender: Male

Christening date: 30 Nov 1862

Christening place: , SIGDAL, BUSKERUD, NORWAY

Residence: Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

Birth date: 09 Oct 1862

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Father name: Jon Nielsen

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Mother name: Sophie Narvesdr

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Batch number: C42837-3

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Record group: Norway-EASy

Film number: 278215

Collection: Norway Baptisms 1700-1900

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