Niels Peter Anderson

17 October 1819–28 January 1885 (Age 65)
Gundestrup, Års, Års, Ålborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels Peter

When Niels Peter Anderson was born on 17 October 1819, in Gundestrup, Års, Års, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Anders Nielsen Kjærsgaard, was 32 and his mother, Ane Nielsdatter, was 32. He married Anne Christensen on 23 March 1849, in Hyllebjerg, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ulstrup, Års, Ålborg, Denmark in 1860. He died on 28 January 1885, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Niels Peter Anderson
Mariane Madsdatter
Marriage: 22 May 1871
Masena Johanna Andersen
Niels Peter Andersen
Andrew Andersen
Andrew Gretman Anderson
Marie Andersen
Orson Peter Anderson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 May 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 10
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    History of Niels Peter Andersen by Mrs. Earl O. Andersen

    History of Niels Peter Andersen prepared by Mrs. Earl O. Anderson bracketed material added by Judy Shell Busk July of 1991 The picturesque little village of Gunderstrop,[other records say Sutrup] …

    Sources (30)

    • Niels Peter Andersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Neils Peter Anderson in entry for Andrew Anderson and Augusta Olsen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Niels Peter Anderson in entry for Andrew Niels Peter Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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