Peter Laustsen Andersen

16 November 1844–28 May 1919 (Age 74)
Højslev, Hald, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter Laustsen

When Peter Laustsen Andersen 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 Højslev, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark for about 5 years and Vroue, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark in 1855. 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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Family Time Line

Peter Laustsen Andersen
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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1865Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 3
    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 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

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

    In November 1855, Scandinavian Saints began thraveling from Denmark to England, and from there to New York on the Ship John J. Boyd, arriving on February 16, 1856. Emigration leaders divided the passe …

    Sources (38)

    • Peder Laustsen in household of Laust Andersen Sondergård, "Denmark Census, 1845"
    • 1923 - Peter Anderson in entry for Peter C. Anderson and Tony E. Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • 1915 - Peter Anderson in entry for Louie Anderson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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