Peter Yorganson

15 February 1835–1 February 1917 (Age 81)
Blentarp, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Yorganson was born on 15 February 1835, in Blentarp, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Sören Jöransson, was 26 and his mother, Karna Nilsdotter, was 26. He married Elna Pehrsdotter about 1857. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 1 February 1917, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Yorganson
Elna Pehrsdotter
Marriage: about 1857
Soren Peter Jorgensson
Anna Matilda Jorgensson
Nels Peter Jorgensson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1857
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 13
    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swedish Jöransson: very rare patronymic from the personal name Jöran, a variant of Göran, Swedish equivalent of George .History: The progenitor of the Yorgasons was Sören Jöransson from Sweden, who settled in UT in the middle of the 19th century. His surname was changed first to Jorgensson and then to Yorgason. One of his two sons had eight wives and more than 20 children.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Karna "Caroline" Nilsdotter Yorgason

    Birth: Dec. 2, 1808 Villie, Skane Lan, Sweden Death: Feb. 4, 1877 Moroni, Sanpete County Utah, USA Born at Trunerup, Villie, Skane, Sweden to Nils Jonsson (1767-1852) and Anna Trulsdotter (17 …

    Sources (14)

    • Peter Yergson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Peter Yorganson in entry for Anna Matilda Yorganson Carter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Peter Jorgensen in household of Nels Jorgenson, "Canada Census, 1916"

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