History: John Rosenquist Nelson

John Rosenquist Nelson was born on 10 July 1888 in Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden to Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 27, and Elsa Nelson, age 30. He was the 4th of 8 children, and the 2nd of 4 sons, born to the couple. His older siblings are: Nels Rosenquist, who was born 24 December 1882; Anna Rosenquist, who was born 7 July 1884 and Hanna Rosenquist, who was born 4 October 1886. They were all born in Efveröd. Sadly, Hanna Rosenquist died when she was 2 months 28 days old on 1 January 1877.

When John Rosenquist was 3 days old, he was christened on 13 July 1888 in Efveröd.

John Rosenquist’s second brother, Edward Rosenquist, was born when he was 3 years old. He was born in Efveröd on 6 October 1891.

When John Rosenquist was 5 years old his brother, Helding Rosenquist, was born in Efveröd on 13 May 1894.

On 31 January 1897, when John Rosenquist was 8 years old, his sister Ella Karn was born in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. Sadly she died, when she was almost 6 months old, on 30 July 1897 in Pleasant Grove. 

John Rosenquist’s youngest sibling, a sister, was born when he was 9 years old on 4 April 1898 in Pleasant Grove. They named her Effie Druscilla.

John Rosenquist was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when he was 10 years old on 7 August 1898.

On 1 September 1909, when John Rosenquist was 21 years old, he was completed his initiatory and endowment ordinances and was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Jens Rosenquist Nelson, age 49, and Elsa Nelson, age 51, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City.

When John Rosenquist was 26 years old, his brother, Nels Rosenquist, died at the age of 31 on 21 August 1914 in Pleasant Grove.

John Rosenquist’s mother died at the age of 72 on 13 March 1931 in Pleasant Grove. John Rosenquist was 42 years old at the time.

John Rosenquist died at the age of 49 on 2 August 1937 in Pleasant Grove. He was buried 4 August 1937 at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, which is located at 500 North Main in Pleasant Grove. His plot is: A-19-020-01.

-The End-

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