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
1843–1922
Mette Sophia Christensen
1843–1938
Marriage: 1862
Ane Torah Emelie Christensen
1863–1863
Peter Christensen
1864–1864
Ane Sophie Christensen
1865–1865
Capt John Andrew Culver Christensen
1866–1946
Parley Parker Christensen
1869–1954
George Ezra Christensen
1871–1872
Albert Christian Christensen
1873–1874
Arthur Eugene Christensen
1875–1917
Elnora Bergitte Christensen
1877–1962
Peter Albert Christensen
1879–1890
Florence Matilda Christensen
1882–1969
Lawrence Adolphus Christensen
1884–1936
Esther Sophia Christensen
1886–1978

Spouse and Children

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

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    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.
    1865
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Christen
    Christesen

    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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