Bishop Peter Isaac Akelund

Brief Life History of Peter Isaac

When Bishop Peter Isaac Akelund was born on 17 July 1858, in Östersund, Jämtland, Sweden, his father, Erik Isaksson Eklund, was 35 and his mother, Brita Pehrsdotter, was 31. He married Minerva Eveline Zufelt on 18 August 1880, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, United States in 1920 and Ouray, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 23 July 1931, in Leota, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Randlett, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bishop Peter Isaac Akelund
1858–1931
Minerva Eveline Zufelt
1862–1934
Marriage: 18 August 1880
Breta Minnett Akelund
1881–1967
Peter Wells Akelund
1883–1884
Julia Minerva Akelund
1885–1961
Sarah Christine Akelund
1887–1888
Lester Eric Akelund
1889–1960
Harmon Lavern Akelund
1891–1966
Ivan Magnus Akelund
1893–1967
Glen Lamar Akelund
1896–1898
Delphia Loree Akelund
1898–1899
Jesse Lind Akelund
1900–1901
Wayne Kimball Akelund
1903–1903
Alta Vilate Akelund
1904–1967
Alfonzo Akelund
1906–1973

Sources (30)

  • Peter I Akelund, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Isak (Isaac Akelund) Eklund - Individual or family possessions: birth: 11 July 1858; Ostersund, Jamtland, Sweden
  • Peter Issac Akelund, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)

1863

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

1875

Historical Boundaries: 1875: Piute, Utah Territory, United States 1892: Wayne, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wayne, Utah, United States

1879

Historical Boundaries: 1879: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1880: Emery, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Emery, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Borge, Lars.

Swedish: variant of Eklund .

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

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Story Highlight

A Tribute to Bishop Peter Isaac Akelund from Boyd Ashby Murray

This is an excerpt from TRACKS ALONG THE TRAIL UP THE MOUNTAIN, an autobiography by Boyd Ashby Murray dated May 24, 1995. [Note: The 1920 U.S. Census shows the Akelund family and the Murray family as …

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