Christian Peterson

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Christian Peterson
1840–1918
Karen Petersen
1844–1915
Marriage: 16 November 1867
Hannah Peterson
1868–1938
Mary Jane Olson
1871–1953
Amelia C Peterson
1874–1927
Alvida Peterson
1878–
Franklin Peter Petersen
1881–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1867
Manlius, Bureau, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

    Female1868–1938Female

    Female1871–1953Female

    Amelia C Peterson

    Female1874–1927Female

    Alvida Peterson

    Female1878–Female

    Franklin Peter Petersen

    Male1881–Male

World Events (8)

1846

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 (3)

  • 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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