Wilhelm William Petersen

Male8 October 1858–15 January 1920

Brief Life History of Wilhelm William

When Wilhelm William Petersen was born on 8 October 1858, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark, his father, Niels Engaard Peterson, was 37 and his mother, Maren Johansdatter, was 29. He married Jensine Jensen on 8 November 1884, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 15 January 1920, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilhelm William Petersen
Jensine Jensen
Marriage: 8 November 1884
Willard Petersen
Sena Ida Petersen
Mary Eliza Petersen
Willie James Petersen
Zina Rebecca Petersen
Clarence Lehi Petersen
Nellie May Petersen
Bessie Petersen
Raymond Antone Petersen
Gladys Elsie Petersen
Juanita Petersen

Sources (25)

  • William Peterson in household of Neils E Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Petersen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
  • William Peterson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1884Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded

    Age 1

    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 17

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Niels, Jorgen, Holger, Anders, Einer, Aksel, Bent, Gunner, Knud.

    Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or Pettersen .

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

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