Heinrich Petersen

13 August 1762–29 August 1844 (Age 82)
Arenholz, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

The Life of Heinrich

When Heinrich Petersen was born on 13 August 1762, in Arenholz, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, his father, Hans Petersen, was 41 and his mother, Catharina Claasen, was 24. He married Anna Catharina Fraenzen on 6 February 1785, in Arenholz, Lürschau, Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 29 August 1844, in his hometown, at the age of 82.

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Heinrich Petersen
Anna Catharina Fraenzen
Marriage: 6 February 1785
Catharina Petersen
Maria Petersen

Spouse and Children

6 February 1785
Arenholz, Lürschau, Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany


    Catharina Petersen


    Maria Petersen


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World Events (2)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 51

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 52

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hinrich Petersen in entry for Christina Petersen, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Hinrich Petersen in entry for Catharina Petersen, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Hinrich Petersen in entry for Peter Paulsen, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

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