Peder Markussen

September 1801–1867 (Age 65)
Melsomvik, Stokke, Vestfold, Norway

The Life of Peder

When Peder Markussen was born in September 1801, in Melsomvik, Stokke, Vestfold, Norway, his father, Marcus Henriksen Bull, was 31 and his mother, Catarine Winge Johansen, was 30. He married Elisabeth Thoresdatter Hoyer on 30 January 1838, in Hurum, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1867, in Svelvik, Vestfold, Norway, at the age of 66.

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Peder Markussen
Elisabeth Thoresdatter Hoyer
Marriage: 30 January 1838
Marcus Thorvald Pedersen
Maren Cathrine Pedersen
Nils Pedersen
Hendrik Nicolas Pedersen
Christian Pedersen

Spouse and Children


    Elisabeth Thoresdatter Hoyer


30 January 1838
Hurum, Buskerud, Norway


    Marcus Thorvald Pedersen


    Maren Cathrine Pedersen


    Nils Pedersen


    Hendrik Nicolas Pedersen


    Christian Pedersen


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 9

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 9

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1825 · Sloopers

Age 24

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Markus ( see Mark ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peder Marcussen Bull, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Bull in entry for Marcus T. Bull, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
  • Peder Marcussen Bull, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"

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