Peter Edmund Van Orden Sr.

27 January 1830–25 September 1911 (Age 81)
Moravia, Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Peter Edmund

When Peter Edmund Van Orden Sr. was born on 27 January 1830, in Moravia, Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, William Van Orden, was 25 and his mother, Julia Ann Haight, was 24. He married Martha Ann Knight on 5 March 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 25 September 1911, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Edmund Van Orden Sr.
Sarah Ellen McFerson
Marriage: 10 October 1870
William Runnels Van Orden
David Horton Van Orden
Sarah Ann Van Orden
Charlotte Amelia Van Orden
Miriam Van Orden
Keturah Van Orden
Abner McFerson Van Orden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 20
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Journal of History (RLDS) Vol. 10 1917pp. 168-201 INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MARY HELEN GRANT NOTE BY V.E.S.

    The time nears when there will be none to remember the experiences, as they are witness, of the pioneers of America in the rough. The ox team, the pony express, the buffalo wallow, the wagon raft, th …

    Sources (89)

    • Peter Van Orden in entry for William R Van Orden, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Peter E Vanorden, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Peter E. Vanorden in entry for William R. Vanorden and Ethel G. Pitkanen, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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