Peter Petersen

10 February 1855–20 July 1888 (Age 33)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Petersen was born on 10 February 1855, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Petersen, was 26 and his mother, Johanna Christine Larsdatter, was 24. He married Karen Kirstine "Christina" Hansen on 3 March 1886, in Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880 and Vejby, Holbo, Frederiksborg, Denmark in 1890. He died on 20 July 1888, at the age of 33, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Petersen
Karen Kirstine "Christina" Hansen
Marriage: 3 March 1886
Emilia Johannah Petersen
Nellie Christina Petersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1886Logan Utah Temple, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 4
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.
    1859 · Copenhagen Zoo
    Age 4
    The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Niels, Jorgen, Holger, Anders, Einer, Aksel, Bent, Gunner, Knud.Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or Pettersen .

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Peter Petersen in household of George Petersen, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lars Petersen in household of Jorgen Petersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Petersen - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Peter Petersen

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