Peter Madsen

3 March 1791–5 November 1856 (Age 65)
Roskilde, Roskilde Domsogn, Sømme, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Madsen was born on 3 March 1791, in Roskilde, Roskilde Domsogn, Sømme, Copenhagen, Denmark, his father, Mads Madsen, was 16 and his mother, Mette Marie Hansdatter, was 19. He married Emerence Hermana Abel on 6 April 1816, in Gladsakse, Gladsakse, Copenhagen, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1850 and Råbjerg, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark in 1850. He died on 5 November 1856, in Echo Canyon, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Echo Canyon, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Madsen
Emerence Hermana Abel
Marriage: 6 April 1816
Anna Cathrine Madsen
Johanne Christophine Madsen
Petrea Elisa Mathaea Madsen
Christian August Madsen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1816Gladsakse, Gladsakse, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis
    Age 1
    Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 3
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    Age 21
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Jorgen, Per, Viggo, Anders, Carsten, Niels, Thor, Alf, Einer, Jeppe.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mads, a pet form of Mat(t)hias or Mat(t)heus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Madson , Matson , and Mattson .English: variant of Madson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Peter and Petrea Madsen: Willie Handcart Company Pioneers

    Willie Handcart Company Pioneers 1856 Peter (Peder) and Petrea Madsen, father and daughter, traveled with the Willie Handcart Company to the Salt Lake Valley after coming from Denmark on the ship Tho …

    Sources (27)

    • Peder Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Peter Madsen in entry for Christian August Madsen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Denmark Births and Christenings, 1631-1900s

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