Dr. John August Ahmanson

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Dr. John August Ahmanson

Birthplace: Smaland, Sweden
Death: August 15, 1891 (64)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Place of Burial: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Greta Sophia Ahmanson
Father of Jacob August Ahmanson; George L Ahmanson and William Houghton Ahmanson

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About Dr. John August Ahmanson

His wife and son were in the Hodgetts's company. He served as the leader of the Scandinavian Saints in the Willie company.

James G. Willie Company (1856) Age at Departure: 29

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Born in Smaland Sweden. Between the ages of 6-18 was taken to live on a farm where he also became an expert bookbinder. In 1849 he moved to Denmark where he was recruited by Mormons whom sent him to Norway, where he was incarcerated for his beliefs. While in jail he met and fell in love with the jailers daughter, and they were married in Copenhagen in 1853. In 1856 Johan wife and infant son came to the US as immigrants landing in New York City and then traveling to Iowa City by train. Johan was in charge of a group of settlers to travel to Salt Lake City on the Mormon trail arriving in November 1856. Over the next two years Johan became disenchanted with the Mormons and headed eat to Missouri in the spring of 1857. The family came to Omaha in 1859 where Johan was a hardware merchant until 1867 and then ran a grocery store and a Scandinavian Newspaper. Spent time in Chicago to study homeopatic medicine, which he practiced in Omaha until his death. Dr Ahmanson represented Douglas County in the Eighth Nebraska State Legislature and was regarded as a leader of the Republican Party in Nebraska.

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 Greta Sophia Fjelstad Ahmanson (1831 - 1894)

 Jacob A. Ahmanson (1855 - 1921)*
 George L Ahmanson (1867 - 1945)*
 William H. Ahmanson (1873 - 1925)*
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Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery Omaha Douglas County Nebraska, USA

Created by: dolph72 Record added: Mar 20, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 18528178

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Dr. John August Ahmanson's Timeline

April 7, 1827
Smaland, Sweden
March 2, 1855
April 14, 1867
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
December 16, 1872
United States
August 15, 1891
Age 64
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States