Peter Laustsen Anderson

Brief Life History of Peter Laustsen

When Peter Laustsen Anderson was born on 16 November 1844, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark, his father, Laust Andersen, was 27 and his mother, Maren Pedersdatter, was 24. He married Elsie Margrethe Poulsen on 25 April 1865, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Vroue, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark in 1855 and Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 28 May 1919, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Peter Laustsen Anderson
Elsie Margrethe Poulsen
Marriage: 25 April 1865
Peter Christian Anderson
Louis Anderson
Hyrum Anderson
Alice Margaret Anderson
Lorinda Caroline Anderson
Mary Zina Andersen
Joseph Francis Anderson
Seymour Gilderoy Anderson
Ida Elizabeth Anderson

Sources (39)

  • Peter Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1919 - Peter Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Peter Anderson, "Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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Peder Anderson Age 11 in Canute Peterson's leaving June 27, 1856

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