Peter Christensen

26 August 1843–12 May 1922 (Age 78)
Jerup, Elling, Åstrup, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Christensen was born on 26 August 1843, in Jerup, Elling, Åstrup, Denmark, his father, Christen Christensen, was 31 and his mother, Ane Cathrine Andersdatter, was 32. He married Mette Sophia Christensen in 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Judicial Township 4, Fresno, California, United States in 1910 and Judicial Township 8, Fresno, California, United States in 1920. In 1880, at the age of 37, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 12 May 1922, in Reedley, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Christensen
Mette Sophia Christensen
Marriage: 1862
Ane Torah Emelie Christensen
Peter Christensen
Ane Sophie Christensen
Capt John Andrew Culver Christensen
Parley Parker Christensen
George Ezra Christensen
Albert Christian Christensen
Arthur Eugene Christensen
Elnora Bergitte Christensen
Peter Albert Christensen
Florence Matilda Christensen
Lawrence Adolphus Christensen
Esther Sophia Christensen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 4
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Except from Biography of Parley P. Christensen--Presidential Candidate

    Parley P. Christensen was the fifth of thirteen children born to Peter and Sophia Christensen. Parley's father and mother came from Denmark and crossed the plains separately with ox teams, walking mo …

    Sources (26)

    • Peter Christensen in entry for Christensen, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Peter Christensen in household of Christen, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • Peter Christensen in entry for Laurence A Christensen and Mary Grace Stollsteimer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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