Niels Engaard Peterson

2 September 1821–27 May 1902 (Age 80)
Hundborg, Thisted, Denmark

The Life Summary of Niels Engaard

When Niels Engaard Peterson was born on 2 September 1821, in Hundborg, Ørum, Denmark, his father, Peder Nielsen Brixen, was 26 and his mother, Kjersten Larsdatter Korsgaard, was 22. He married Maren Johansdatter on 7 June 1850, in Højslev, Hald, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1861 and lived in Højslev, Fjends, Viborg, Denmark in 1855. He died on 27 May 1902, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Niels Engaard Peterson
Maren Johansdatter
Marriage: 7 June 1850
Johanna Marie Petersen
Johanna Marie Pedersen
Anna Marie Petersen
Jens James Johan Petersen
Wilhelm William Petersen
Johan Peter Engaard Petersen
Hyrum Smith Petersen
Joseph Smith Peterson
Nephi Engaard Petersen
Sarah Peterson

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  • Marriage
    7 June 1850Højslev, Hald, Denmark
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark
    Age 8
    Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Niels Engaard Petersen Brief History

    History of Neils Engaard Petersen Pioneer of 1861 Neils Engaard Petersen, born in Hundberg, Thistede, Denmark, on September 2nd, 1821. He lived there during his early childhood. The family then mov …

    Sources (27)

    • Nielse E. Petersen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Nephi Petersen in entry for Jay Enoch Huff and Eleda Andrea Sophia Petersen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Neils E. Peterson in entry for William Peterson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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