Peter Lawrence Larsen Sr.

23 July 1840–3 September 1896 (Age 56)
Kollekolle, Vig, Holbæk, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter Lawrence

When Peter Lawrence Larsen Sr. was born on 23 July 1840, in Kollekolle, Vig, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Peter Larson, was 30 and his mother, Sidse Larsdatter, was 34. He married Petrea Petersen on 11 January 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Vig, Ods, Holbæk, Denmark in 1845 and Fårevejle, Ods, Holbæk, Denmark in 1850. He died on 3 September 1896, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Peter Lawrence Larsen Sr.
Petrea Petersen
Marriage: 11 January 1870
Christine Marie Larsen
Andreas Larson
Patria Josephine Larsen
Olivia Cecelia Larsen
Peter Lawrence Larsen
Celestia Rebecka Larsen
William C. Larsen
Lewellie Larsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 January 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 10
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 17
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Memory told by LaVon Larsen

    My grandfather, Peter L. Larsen, was the mail carrier from Fairview, Utah to Manti, Utah. He was called "Pete the mail driver." Once in awhile he would have my Dad drive. Horses were used in those …

    Sources (24)

    • Peter Larsen in entry for Olivia Cecelia Hanks, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Larson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Peder Pedersen in household of Peder Larsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"

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