Peter Peterson

Male17 November 1811–20 June 1855

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Peterson was born on 17 November 1811, in Skarhult, Frosta, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Pehr Anderson, was 54 and his mother, Elsa Hansdotter, was 42. He married Johanna Christina Winberg on 18 November 1842, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He died on 20 June 1855, at the age of 43, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Peterson
Johanna Christina Winberg
Marriage: 18 November 1842
Peter Gottfried Pehrsson
Peter Gottfried Petterson
Niles Frederick Peterson
Sven Edward Peterson
John Augustus Peterson
Ephraim Millennium Peterson Mansfield

Sources (8)

  • Peter in entry for Peter G Peterson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Swedish Church Birth Record Peter Peterson (1811)
  • Peter Peterson in entry for Peter G. Peterson, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1842Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 3

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 14

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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

    1854: Steamship "Cimbria" Peter Petersen, wife Johanna, and 4 children are passengers Copenhagen, Denmark to Hull, England. Sven died at sea.

    A Compilation of General Voyage Notes: On the twenty-third, twenty-fourth, and twenty-seventh of November, 1854, about five hundred Scandinavian Saints sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark, on board the s …

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