Peter Taufen

Male24 November 1863–31 December 1922

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Taufen was born on 24 November 1863, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Theodore Taufen, was 44 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Winter, was 38. He married Theresa Hansen on 7 February 1887, in Stearns, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Saint Joseph Township, Stearns, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years and St. Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota, United States in 1920. He died on 31 December 1922, in Minnesota, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Jacobs Prairie, Stearns, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Taufen
Theresa Hansen
Marriage: 7 February 1887
Anna S Taufen
Rosa M Taufen
Edward J Taufen
Victor Peter Taufen
Helen M Taufen
Benno John S Taufen
Norbert J Taufen
Hildegard Mary Taufen
Olivia Anna Taufen
Elizabeth R Taufen
Wilfred John Taufen
Edmund Bartel Taufen
Dorothy Mary Taufen

Sources (25)

  • Peter Taufen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Taufen - birth: about 1863; Illinois, United States
  • Peter Taufen Or Taufan, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1887Stearns, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

    Age 4

    The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 18

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    form of the name of the best-known of all Christ's apostles, traditionally regarded as the founder of the Christian Church. The name derives, via Latin, from Greek petros ‘stone, rock’. This is used as a translation of the Aramaic byname Cephas, given to the apostle Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from another of the same name ( Simon Zelotes ). ‘When Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone’ (John 1:42). According to Matthew 16:17–18, Christ says more explicitly, ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona … thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church’. The name has been in continuous use since the Middle Ages.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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