Peter Thorvald Petersen/

Male4 October 1834–26 December 1875

Brief Life History of Peter Thorvald

When Peter Thorvald Petersen/ was born on 4 October 1834, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Peter Pedersen, was 24 and his mother, Helle Tollofsdatter, was 24. He married Jorga Anette Hilden on 26 August 1873, in Svelvik Kirke, Svelvik, Vestfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 December 1875, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 41.

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Peter Thorvald Petersen/
Jorga Anette Hilden
Marriage: 26 August 1873
Johan Didrik Hilden Pettersen
Harriet Abigael Pettersen
Harriet Abigael Pettersen

Sources (8)

  • Thorvald Peter Ravnsborg, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Peder Pettersen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Peter Thorvald Ravnsborg, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1873Svelvik Kirke, Svelvik, Vestfold, Norway
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1843 · Edvard Grieg

    Age 9

    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

    1845 · Nonconformist Act

    Age 11

    The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

    1847 · Nordlyset

    Age 13

    First Norwegian-American newspaper was published in the Norwegian language. It was published in Wisconsin.

    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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