Andrew Peterson

November 1844–20 November 1918 (Age 74)
Denmark

The Life of Andrew

Andrew Peterson was born in November 1844, in Denmark as the son of Pete Melson and Carrie Anderson. He married Johanna Ringdal Hodin on 4 July 1891. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Brooks Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 20 November 1918, in Grant, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Peterson
1844–1918
Johanna Ringdal Hodin
1842–1909
Marriage: 4 July 1891
Anna A. Peterson
1889–

Spouse and Children

    Male1844–1918Male

    Johanna Ringdal Hodin

    Female1842–1909Female

MARRIAGE
4 July 1891
Ashland, Newaygo, Michigan
children

(1)

    Anna A. Peterson

    Female1889–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Pete Melson

    MaleMale

    Carrie Anderson

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

Age 3

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
1865

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Andrew Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew Peterson in entry for Fred J. Ward and Anna Peterson, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Andrew Peterson in entry for Fred G. Ward and Anna Peterson, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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