Jacob Emel 'Jake' Peterson

August 1868–
Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Jacob Emel 'Jake'

When Jacob Emel 'Jake' Peterson was born in August 1868, in Red Wing, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, his father, John Peterson, was 46 and his mother, Marjastina, was 42. He married Julia Margaret Eastridge on 25 May 1898, in Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Featherstone Township, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Brandon Township, Madison, Montana, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Emel 'Jake' Peterson
Julia Margaret Eastridge
Marriage: 25 May 1898
Edna L Peterson
Florence Peterson

Spouse and Children

25 May 1898
Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Peterson






    Charles Peterson


    Emma G Peterson


    Oscar Peterson


    Alvina A Peterson



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · Yellowstone National Park Created

Age 4

President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law passed by congress on March 1 1872, making Yellowstone a National Park. The park covers parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Emel Peterson in household of John Peterson, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • John E Peterson in household of John Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jacob E Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"

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