Peter Jeppasson Beckstrom

23 May 1819–15 February 1870 (Age 50)
Billinge, Skåne, Sweden

The Life Summary of Peter Jeppasson

When Peter Jeppasson Beckstrom was born on 23 May 1819, in Billinge, Skåne, Sweden, his father, Jeppa Pehrsson, was 31 and his mother, Tröen Andersdotter, was 27. He married Anna Neilsson on 15 October 1848, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 15 February 1870, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Jeppasson Beckstrom
Christina Lund
Marriage: 12 March 1864
Peter Ephraim Beckstrom
Joseph Oscar Beckstrom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · Sloopers
    Age 6
    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.
    1834 · Fox River Settlement
    Age 15
    Fox River Settlement in Illinois begun in 1834. It was the first permanent Norwegian-American immigrant settlement in the Midwest.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Beckström): variant of Bäckström (see Backstrom 1) and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Anna Pearson Christensen Life Sketch

    Anna was born April 4, 1827, at Billinge, Malmohus, Sweden, a daughter of Jeppe and Troen Anderson Pearson (Pehrsson). As a young girl, she was hired out as a nurse for the neighbor's children and …

    Sources (23)

    • Peter Beckstrom in entry for Joseph Oscar Beckstrom, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Beckstram, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Peter Beckstrom in entry for Peter Ephraim Beckstrom, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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