Peter Peterson

5 September 1855–19 December 1929 (Age 74)
Østre Aker, Kristiania, Norway

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Peterson was born on 5 September 1855, in Østre Aker, Kristiania, Norway, his father, Peter Christiansen Peterson, was 26 and his mother, Anna Marie Olson, was 26. He married Mary Ann Thomas on 5 April 1882, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Skedsmo, Akershus, Norway in 1855. He died on 19 December 1929, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Peterson
Rachel Thomas
Marriage: 15 November 1899
Norma Peterson
Morris Blaine Peterson
Wallace Francis Peterson
Elwood Graham Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1899Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Theodor Kittelsen
    Age 2
    Birth year of Theodor Kittelsen. One of the most popular artists in Norway. He became famous for his nature paintings, as well as his illustrations of fairy tales and legends, especially of trolls.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Rachel Thomas Peterson's marriage by Lucile Parry Peterson

    At the time that Rachel and Peter were married in the Salt Lake Temple, Peter was also sealed to his first wife, and Rachel was proxy in the sealing. Peter had built the home at 520 Canyon road for hi …

    Sources (28)

    • Peter Peterson in entry for <Unknown>, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Peter Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Peter Peterson in entry for Elwood Peterson and Lottie Seegmiller, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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