Peter Thorvald Petersen/

4 October 1834–
Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life Summary 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 Strømm Kirke, Strømm, Vestfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1873Strømm Kirke, Strømm, Vestfold, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    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.
    1865 · 1865 Norwegian Census
    Age 31
    Arranged by county, clerical district, parish. Includes names with their birth years & places, position in family, occupation, indexes to farms & localities.

    Name Meaning

    form of the name of the best-known of all Christ's apostles, traditionally regarded as the founder of the Christian Church. The name derives, via Latin, from Greek petros ‘stone, rock’. This is used as a translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, given to the apostle Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from another of the same name ( Simon Zelotes ). ‘When Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone’ (John 1:42). According to Matthew 16:17–18, Christ says more explicitly, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona … thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’. The name has been in continuous use since the Middle Ages.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (6)

    • Thorvald Peter Ravnsborg, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Thorvald Peter Ravnsborg in entry for Harriet Abigael, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
    • Thorvald Ravnsborg in entry for Johan Didrik Hilden, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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