Peter Petersen

28 August 1831–17 August 1866 (Age 34)
Voer, Børglum, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Petersen was born on 28 August 1831, in Voer, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Peder Nielsen, was 46 and his mother, Kirsten Madsdatter, was 40. He married Marie Thomasdatter on 27 April 1858, in Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Wyoming, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1866 and lived in Kirke Hyllinge, Bramsnæs, Roskilde, Denmark in 1834 and Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 15 years. He died on 17 August 1866, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Petersen
Marie Thomasdatter
Marriage: 27 April 1858
Kristine Marie Pedersen
Petrine Antomine Petersen
Joseph Christian Peterson
Parley Pratt Petersen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1858Voer, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    A Brief Life History of My Great Great Grandfather Peterson

    Peter Peterson was born Aug. 28, 1831. in Vor Silver Care, Denmark. He was a metal worker in Denmark and worked in a brass foundry. He married Maria Jensen, daughter of Thomas Christian Jensen, also k …

    Sources (35)

    • Peder Pedersen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
    • Peter Petersen in entry for Pretina A Jorgensen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Peder Pedersen in household of Peder Nielsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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