Frederick Phister

4 October 1824–9 November 1879 (Age 55)
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Frederick

When Frederick Phister was born on 4 October 1824, in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Carl Frederich Phister, was 26 and his mother, Margreathe Christine Lyster, was 23. He married Caroline Larsen on 4 May 1853, in Garnisons, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1855. In 1838, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as ivory and wood turning in Sweden. He died on 9 November 1879, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Phister
Caroline Larsen
Marriage: 4 May 1853
Thora Jusina Phister
Carl E Phister
Frederick William Phister
Caroline Lena Phister
Anina "Annie" Emily Phister
Leonard William Phister
Oscar Wilford Phister

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  • Marriage
    4 May 1853Garnisons, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 8
    Göta Canal opened.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Willi, Hans, Heinz, Florian, Fritz, Gerhard, Gottlieb, Guenter, Hans Peter, Irmgard, Klaus.South German and Swiss German: occupational name for a baker, from Middle High German pfister ‘baker’ (from Latin pistor).

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

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    Story Highlight

    How Anina met Frederick - Excerpt from Frederick Phister's Personal Journal

    "Frederick met his first wife when he was about 17 years old. 'I went from Malmo (Sweden, where he was working) to Denmark on business. While at a visit to my mother's she asked me if I would like to …

    Sources (23)

    • Frederik Phister, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Phister in entry for Leonard W Phister and Elizabeth H Bennett, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Fredk Phister in entry for Thora Phister, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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