John Augustus Peterson

23 December 1851–21 October 1929 (Age 77)
Dalby, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of John Augustus

When John Augustus Peterson was born on 23 December 1851, in Dalby, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Peter Peterson, was 40 and his mother, Johanna Christina Winberg, was 27. He married Eliza Ellen Hunt on 18 January 1877, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 October 1929, in Union, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Union, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Augustus Peterson
Eliza Ellen Hunt
Marriage: 18 January 1877
Eliza Ella Peterson
Josephine Rebecca Peterson
John Ephraim Peterson
Cena Isabel Peterson
Mary Christena Peterson
Bertha Petersen
Nancy Mae Peterson
Mathew Melvin Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1877St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 6
    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.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 21
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Sources (14)

    • John M Peterson in household of Mathew Mansfield, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John A Peterson in entry for Otto Schultz, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • John A Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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