Jens James Johan Petersen

Male27 August 1856–April 1923

Brief Life History of Jens James Johan

When Jens James Johan Petersen was born on 27 August 1856, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark, his father, Niels Engaard Peterson, was 34 and his mother, Maren Johansdatter, was 27. He married Emma Margaret Rinderknecht on 20 March 1895, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died in April 1923, at the age of 66.

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Jens James Johan Petersen
Emma Margaret Rinderknecht
Marriage: 20 March 1895
Emma Edna Neuffer
Leona Peterson Neuffer

Sources (2)

  • James Peterson in household of Niels Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Church Records: Hojslev, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark; 1839-1858

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1895Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

    Age 3

    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 19

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Niels, Jorgen, Holger, Anders, Einer, Aksel, Bent, Gunner, Knud.

    Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or Pettersen .

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

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