Peter Anderson

25 June 1836–2 April 1920 (Age 83)
Akershus, Norway

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Anderson was born on 25 June 1836, in Akershus, Norway, his father, Anders Pederson, was 29 and his mother, Gunheld Knudsen, 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 City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, 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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Family Time Line

Peter Anderson
1836–1920
Martha Ingeborg Bredesen
1829–1901
Marriage: 11 July 1858
Gunda Josephine Anderson
1858–1922
Adolph Benhart Anderson
1860–1941
Nephi Waldemar Anderson
1863–1931
Mina Anderson
1865–1922
Emma Anderson
1867–1868
Annie Amelia Anderson
1868–1869
Peter E Anderson
1870–1954
Joseph Morgan Anderson
1872–1927
James Albert Anderson
1874–1926

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 July 1858Trefoldighet, Oslo, Norway
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1843 · Edvard Grieg
    Age 7
    Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
    1846
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · School Act
    Age 24
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Andrew

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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, …

    Sources (59)

    • P Anderson in entry for Anderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Peter Anderson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Peter Anderson in entry for James Horace Mabrey and Dagmer Anderson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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