Andrew Henry Peterson

15 September 1845–8 May 1905 (Age 59)
Svedala, Malmöhus, Sweden

The Life Summary of Andrew Henry

When Andrew Henry Peterson was born on 15 September 1845, in Svedala, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Henry Peterson, was 32 and his mother, Bengta Matilda Nilsson, was 24. He married Caroline Mathilda Hansen on 20 May 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1859. He died on 8 May 1905, in Ovid, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Ovid, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Henry Peterson
Caroline Mathilda Hansen
Marriage: 20 May 1870
Annie Matilda Petersen
Julia Peterson
James Andrew Peterson
Julie Peterson
Ira Peterson
Henry Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The March Unrest
    Age 3
    The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Andrew Henry Peterson

    Andrew was born 20 September 1845, in Malmo, Vesmolow, Sweden. He was 13 years old when he left his native land and came to Utah with his family. Andrew left home at an early age to seek work elsewhe …

    Sources (40)

    • Andrew Petersen, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Andrew H Peterson in entry for Melvin Peterson and Orvilla Sorensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Andrew Peterson in entry for Melvin Peterson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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