Lester D Peterson

25 August 1849–13 January 1897 (Age 47)
Allen, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lester D

When Lester D Peterson was born on 25 August 1849, in Allen, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph H Peterson, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane McNett, was 22. He married Margaret M Rumsey on 8 December 1868, in Noble Township, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jamestown Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Bronson, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 13 January 1897, at the age of 47, and was buried in Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, Jamestown Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States.

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Lester D Peterson
Margaret M Rumsey
Marriage: 8 December 1868
Ora Peterson
Ida J Peterson
Ira J Peterson
Joseph H Peterson

Spouse and Children

8 December 1868
Noble Township, Branch, Michigan, United States



    Ida J Peterson



    Joseph H Peterson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Lester Peterson in household of Eliza Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Daniel L Peterson in household of J H Peterson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Daniel L Peterson in household of Joseph H Peterson, "United States Census, 1850"

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