John Peter Andersen

Male23 February 1860–9 February 1943

Brief Life History of John Peter

John Peter Andersen was born on 23 February 1860, in Akershus, Norway as the son of Johannes Anderson and Johanna Pedersen. He married Elemine Josephine Johnson on 2 January 1906, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 9 February 1943, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82.

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John Peter Andersen
Elemine Josephine Johnson
Marriage: 2 January 1906

Sources (6)

  • John P. Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961 for
  • John P. Andersen in entry for Elemine Josephine Johnsen Andersen, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1906Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Homestead Act

    Age 2

    Homestead Act was passed in the U.S. which made land available for free upon meeting certain conditions. Many Norwegian-Americans acquired land through this process.


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 22

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

    Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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