Niles Frederick Peterson

Male20 January 1847–10 July 1923

Brief Life History of Niles Frederick

When Niles Frederick Peterson was born on 20 January 1847, in Lund, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Peter Peterson, was 35 and his mother, Johanna Christina Winberg, was 22. He married Elizabeth Bertha Ogilvie on 3 June 1878, in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1880. He died on 10 July 1923, in Placer, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Gold Hill, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niles Frederick Peterson
Elizabeth Bertha Ogilvie
Marriage: 3 June 1878
Niles Frederick Peterson
Edward August Peterson
LeRoy David Petterson
Verne Peterson
George Babich Petterson

Sources (14)

  • Niles F Petterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • N Petterson in entry for George Petterson and Anita Jeanette Clapham, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Niles L Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1878Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 1

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    1848 · The March Unrest

    Age 1

    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 20

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    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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    Story Highlight

    1854: Steamship "Cimbria" Peter Petersen, wife Johanna, and 4 children are passengers Copenhagen, Denmark to Hull, England. Sven died at sea.

    A Compilation of General Voyage Notes: On the twenty-third, twenty-fourth, and twenty-seventh of November, 1854, about five hundred Scandinavian Saints sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark, on board the s …

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