Christian Peterson

11 February 1840–11 February 1918 (Age 78)
Bureau Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Christian

Christian Peterson was born on 11 February 1840, in Bureau Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States. He married Karen Petersen on 16 November 1867, in Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Gold Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 11 February 1918, at the age of 78.

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Christian Peterson
Karen Petersen
Marriage: 16 November 1867
Hannah Peterson
Mary Jane Olson
Amelia C Peterson
Alvida Peterson
Franklin Peter Petersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1867Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 8
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 21
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Christian Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Christian Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Kristjan Petersen in entry for Franklin Peter Petersen, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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