Erick Peterson

14 June 1826–15 June 1897 (Age 71)
Skedevi, Östergötland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Erick

When Erick Peterson was born on 14 June 1826, in Skedevi, Östergötland, Sweden, his father, Petter Nilsson, was 27 and his mother, Anna Stina Jansdotter, was 38. He married Ane Kirstine Andersdatter on 18 October 1861, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. In 1860, at the age of 34, his occupation is listed as turner in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. He died on 15 June 1897, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erick Peterson
Ane Kirstine Andersdatter
Marriage: 18 October 1861
Caroline Peterson
Anna Christina Peterson
Erick Peterson Jr
Maria Peterson
Niels Ogard Peterson
Mary Peterson
Sørena Peterson
Eliza Peterson
Orson Peterson
Joseph Peterson
Sarah Peterson
Erastus Peter Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1861Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 1
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 6
    Göta Canal opened.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Anna Christina Peterson Wankier

    Anna Christina Peterson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Erick Peterson and Anna Kristine Andersen Sorensen Peterson. The following account of her life was written by Vanda Fairchild and was take …

    Sources (25)

    • Erick Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Erric in entry for Maria Peterson, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
    • Eric in entry for Maria Peterson, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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