Peter Nilsson Oman (Öman) (1806 - 1878)

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Birthplace: Algutsrum, Mörbylånga, Kalmar County, Sweden
Death: Died in Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Managed by: Peter Andrew Jay
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About Peter Nilsson Oman (Öman)

PETER (NILSSON) NEILSEN OMAN

Born: 6 Jun 1806, Algustrum, Kalmar, Oland, Sweden

Parents: Nils and Elizabeth Pehrsson Jonsson

Died: 24 Dec 1878, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah

Arrived in Valley: 5 Sep 1863, John F. Sanders Co.

Married: Anna Maria Tobiasson

Date: 15 Jul 1827, Algustrum, Sweden

Born: abt 1806, Sweden

Parents: Tobias and Helena Persson

Died: 12 May 1864, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah

Peter was a hard worker and after his marriage, there were considered “well off” as to the world's goods. They had a good farm, horses and cattle.

One day he went “security” for a friend and lost nearly everything. Peter was a mason by trade. Hoping to do better, he moved his family to Denmark to obtain work in the coal mines. It was hard to leave their home and friends but the most difficult part was to leave behind the graves of heir three children.

In moving to Denmark, the spelling of their name was changed to Nielsen with the name of Oman/Omann added, meaning “Man from the island,” where they lived. (Oland)

They met the missionaries in 1852, and were baptized. The entire family became active in the Church. The boys went on missions, and the missionaries spent much time in their home.

Because of limited funds, the family left for the Valley at different times over a five year period, finally meeting again in 1863 in Mt. Pleasant, where the rest of the family had settled. Anna Maria died less than a year after they arrived. Peter never remarried. They all remained faithful to the church.

CHILDREN:

Anna Lena, 12 Apr 1828

Nils John/Johan, 28 Jul 1829

Tobias Alfred, 7 Mar 1831

Anders Peter, 10 Jul 1833

Olof Frederick/Frederic, 10 Aug 1835

Maria Charlotta, 15 Apr 1838

Aaron Gustav, 1 Jul 1840

Christina Charlotta, 25 Oct 1844

Maria Matilda, 10 Apr 1847

Tobias Alfred Oman, 4 Nov 1849

Submitter: Mary Kathryn Brotherson Baldwin

Transcribed by Joan Olson from the book “Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers” Pages 1868-1870.

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Peter Nilsson Oman's Timeline

1806
June 6, 1806
Algutsrum, Mörbylånga, Kalmar County, Sweden
1827
July 15, 1827
Age 21
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Sweden
1828
April 12, 1828
Age 21
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Swed.
1829
July 28, 1829
Age 23
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Swed.
1831
March 7, 1831
Age 24
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Swed.
1833
July 10, 1833
Age 27
Algutsrum, Mörbylånga, Kalmar County, Sweden
1835
August 10, 1835
Age 29
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Swed.
1838
February 15, 1838
Age 31
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Swed.
1840
July 1, 1840
Age 34
Algutsrum, Oland, Kalmar, Sweden
1842
September 4, 1842
Age 36
Algutsrum, Kalmar, Swed.