Peter Johnson Jr.

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Johnson Jr. was born on 20 June 1802, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Johnson, was 39 and his mother, Anna Druslein, was 38. He married Barbary A. Honsaker on 1 January 1825, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 April 1864, in Woodside, Nicholson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Johnson Jr.
1802–1864
Barbary A. Honsaker
1801–1889
Marriage: 1 January 1825
Nicholas D Johnson
1826–1893
Nancy Johnson
1827–
Solomon H. Johnson
1828–1905
Catharine Johnson
1830–1888
Peter A. Johnson
1831–1922
Barbara Ann Johnson
1833–1911
William Johnson
1835–1932
David J. Johnson
1837–1915
Johnson
1839–1850
Rebecca E. Johnson
1841–1911
Frances Johnson
1843–1920
Hannah F. Johnson
1845–1930
Elizabeth Ann Johnson
1847–1849

Sources (9)

  • Peter Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peter Johnson, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Peter Johnson Jr, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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