Peter Nielson

23 March 1824–23 January 1886 (Age 61)
Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Nielson was born on 23 March 1824, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Niels Jensen, was 33 and his mother, Gjertrud Kristine Pedersdatter, was 43. He married Marie Helene Frederika Posemann on 7 March 1851, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1861 and lived in Bodilsker, Bornholm, Denmark in 1840. He died on 23 January 1886, in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 61, and was buried in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Peter Nielson
1824–1886
Hulda Franciska Kunigunde Lassen
1840–1874
Marriage: 8 March 1862
Peter Erastus Nielson
1863–1931
Mary Elizabeth Nielson
1865–1932
John Thomas Nielson Sr
1867–1949
Albertha Franciska Nielson
1869–1970
Agnes Nielson
1873–1906
Nielson
1874–1874

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1862West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 3
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1828
    Age 4
    Santa Anna repels Spain's attempt to regain control of Mexico. Guerrero abolishes slavery as means of discouraging migration of United States southerners to Texas.
    1841
    Age 17
    Conservative rebellion against Bustamante. Santa Anna's dictatorship.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): patronymic from the personal name Neil , meaning ‘son of Neil’, or an Anglicized form of McNeill .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, or North German Nielsen and, in some cases, of Swedish Nilsson .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Neilson
    Neil

    Story Highlight

    GRANDMA HULDA’S CAPE by Mary Elizabeth McNeil Herd Neeley (A Granddaughter of Huldah Lassen) November, 1978

    I don't feel like it, but they say I am a hundred and twenty-two years old. I was made by the loving hands of Huldah Fransika Lassen when she completed her apprentice-ship in sewing in 1856 or soon a …

    Sources (29)

    • Peder Nielsen in household of Niels Jensen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Peter Neilson in entry for Frihoff Godfrey Neilson, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Peter Neelson, "United States Census, 1870"

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