Andrew Peterson

1865–1943 (Age 78)

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Peterson was born in 1865, his father, Eric Aron Lindgren Peterson, was 25 and his mother, Carrie Esdotter, was 24. He married Johanna Wilhelmina Carlson Sjostedt Persdotter on 30 November 1891, in Clearwater, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lamont, Grant, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died in 1943, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Peterson
Johanna Wilhelmina Carlson Sjostedt Persdotter
Marriage: 30 November 1891
Arthur Ralph Peterson
Edna Peterson
Elsie Peterson

Spouse and Children

30 November 1891
Clearwater, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Eric Aron Lindgren Peterson


    Carrie Esdotter




World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 2

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Andrew Peterson in household of Daniel Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andrew Petersen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Andrew Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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