Peter Anderson

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Anderson was born on 25 June 1836, in Akershus, Norway, his father, Anders Pedersen, was 29 and his mother, Gunheld Knudsdatter, was 37. He married Martha Ingeborg Bredesen on 11 July 1858, in Trefoldighet, Oslo, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1861 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 April 1920, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Peter Anderson
Martha Ingeborg Bredesen
Marriage: 11 July 1858
Gunda Josephine Anderson
Adolph Benhart Anderson
Nephi Waldemar Anderson
Mina Anderson
Emma Anderson
Annie Amelia Anderson
Peter E Anderson
Joseph Morgan Anderson
James Albert Anderson

Sources (59)

  • Peter Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Peter Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Peter Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

World Events (8)


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Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1860 · School Act

School Act of 1860 which required permanent schools in both towns and rural areas.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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Life of Peter Anderson

LIFE OF PETER ANDERSON Peter Anderson was born in Morterud, Vestretoten, Norway. This place is near Bergen. He was born on the 25th of June 1836 and christened on the 7th of August 1836. In Norway, …

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