Jacob Carl Petersen

Brief Life History of Jacob Carl

When Jacob Carl Petersen was born on 23 July 1854, in Århus, Denmark, his father, Mogens Petersen, was 37 and his mother, Henriette Marie Zeuner, was 31. He died on 30 December 1917, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rose Hill, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Mogens Petersen
Henriette Marie Zeuner
Karen Maria Petersen
Jacobine Petrea Petersen
Jacobine Petrine Petersen
Charlotte Margrete Petersen
Peter Johan Petersen
Jacob Carl Petersen

Sources (7)

  • Jacob Carl Petersen in household of Mogen Petersen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
  • Jacob C. Petersen, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Jacob Carl Petersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Niels, Jorgen, Holger, Anders, Einer, Aksel, Bent, Gunner, Knud.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or Pettersen .

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

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