Joel Samuel Peterson

Male14 March 1919–20 September 1944

Brief Life History of Joel Samuel

When Joel Samuel Peterson was born on 14 March 1919, in Todd Township, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States, his father, Jonas Erick Peterson, was 36 and his mother, Gertrude Wilhelmina Palm, was 34. He lived in Reynolds Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States in 1940 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1942. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 20 September 1944, in Germany, at the age of 25, and was buried in Reynolds Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States.

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Jonas Erick Peterson
Gertrude Wilhelmina Palm
Myrtle Evelyn Peterson
Harold Leroy Peterson
Ethel Victoria Peterson
Ruth Marie Peterson
Mary Gertrude Peterson
Joel Samuel Peterson
Donald Carl Peterson
Richard Cecil Peterson
Earl Gerald Peterson

Sources (7)

  • Joel Peterson in household of Erick Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joel S Peterson, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"
  • Joel Samuel Peterson, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.


Age 8

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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