Petra Belle Jorgenson Skow

1 January 1868–13 March 1921 (Age 53)
Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Petra Belle

When Petra Belle Jorgenson Skow was born on 1 January 1868, in Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Niels Peter Jorgensen Skow, was 29 and her mother, Nielsine Jensen, was 29. She married Charles Revere Shaffer on 12 March 1889. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Williams Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Williams, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 13 March 1921, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Revere Shaffer
Petra Belle Jorgenson Skow
Marriage: 12 March 1889
Arthur Milton Shaffer
Ethel Sarah Shaffer
Vera Marjorie Shaffer
Albert Shaffer
Cleo Shaffer
Cleo Belle Shaffer
Nina Leonore SHAFFER
Luewanda Genevieve Shaffer
Orville Nelson Shaffer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1889Spencer, Clay, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 0
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1869: Hamilton, Iowa, United States
    1884 · There is now a Capital Building
    Age 16
    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Alf, Erik, Iver, Jorgen, Dagny, Einer, Helmer, Hjalmer, Holger, Knute, Ove.Americanized form of Danish or Norwegian Jørgensen and North German Jörgensen (see Jorgensen ), and of the much less common Swedish cognate Jörgensson (rarely Jörgenson). Compare Jergensen and Jergenson .

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

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    Sources (36)

    • Petra Skow in entry for Luewanda Genevieve Shaffer, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Petra Shaffer in household of Charles Shaffer, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • Petra Skow in entry for Hurshell McIntyre, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

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