Peter Christiansen Peterson

17 October 1828–16 January 1914 (Age 85)
Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway

The Life Summary of Peter Christiansen

When Peter Christiansen Peterson was born on 17 October 1828, in Ringsaker, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Christian Pedersen, was 33 and his mother, Agnete Erichsdatter, was 36. He married Anna Marie Olson on 13 October 1850. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hedmark, Norway in 1828 and Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 16 January 1914, in Plano, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Peter Christiansen Peterson
Anna Marie Olson
Marriage: 13 October 1850
Maren Agnete Peterson
Caroline Peterson
Peter Peterson
Edward Peterson
Matilda Peterson
Hyrum P. Peterson
Josephine Amelia Peterson
Elizabeth Peterson
William Franklin Peterson
Ephraim Peterson

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    World Events (8)

    1829 · Colonel Hans Christian Heg
    Age 1
    Birth year of Colonel Heg Hans Christian Heg emigrated in 1840 with his parents to Muskego, Wisconsin. Norwegian American Civil War hero, abolitionist, journalist, anti-slavery activist, politician and soldier. He was best known for leading the Scandinavian 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment on the Union side in the American Civil War. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 27
    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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    Many important things happened during the lifetime of our forefathers. The year 1866 was notable in Utah for the establishment of the Deseret Telegraph line. Brigham Young instructed the Bishops to …

    Sources (45)

    • Ottis Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Annie Marie Olsen in entry for Peter Peterson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Peter Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"

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