Johan Petersen

20 April 1738–7 March 1817 (Age 78)
Rinkenæs, Åbenrå, Denmark

The Life of Johan

When Johan Petersen was born on 20 April 1738, in Rinkenæs, Åbenrå, Denmark, his father, Peter Johansen, was 22 and his mother, Caren Hansen, was 20. He married Anna Petersen Tagmoes on 9 November 1770. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 March 1817, in Åbenrå, Denmark, at the age of 78, and was buried in Åbenrå, Denmark.

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Johan Petersen
Anna Petersen Tagmoes
Marriage: 9 November 1770
Peter Tagmoes
Anna Cathrina Tagmoes
Jurgen Tagmoes
Hans Tagmoes

Spouse and Children


    Anna Petersen Tagmoes


9 November 1770


    Peter Tagmoes


    Anna Cathrina Tagmoes


    Jurgen Tagmoes




    Hans Tagmoes


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World Events (8)

1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 4

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 6

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 24

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johann Christian Petersen Mau in entry for Christian Andresen Haugaard, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Johann Petersen Tagmoes in entry for Ann Johannsen Tagmoes, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"
  • Johann Petersen Tagmoos, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"

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