- Birth Date
- 28 July 1836
- Death Date
- 11 December 1916
His given name is spelled "Sven" on the 1865 B.S. Kimball ship register.
- Age at Departure: 28
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Utah's Tooele County: From the Edge of the Great Basin Frontier (Tooele, UT: Transcript Bulletin Publishing, Inc., 2012).
- Nilsson, Sven, Diary, 1862 Mar.-1865 Dec. [written in Swedish].
- Peter A. Nielsen reminiscence, undated, 1-23.
- "The Indian Attack Near Laramie," Semi-Weekly Telegraph , 5 Oct. 1865, 2.
- Utah Death Certificates.