Sophia Maria Petersen

18 October 1833–9 August 1918 (Age 84)
Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden

The Life Summary of Sophia Maria

When Sophia Maria Petersen was born on 18 October 1833, in Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden, her father, Peter Nielsen, was 33 and her mother, Helena Christina Johansdotter, was 35. She married Dyre Amundsen on 19 October 1865, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 9 August 1918, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Dyre Amundsen
Sophia Maria Petersen
Marriage: 19 October 1865
John David Amundsen
Sarah Ann Amundsen
Miranda Sophian Amundsen

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  • Marriage
    19 October 1865Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 15
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (12)

    • Maria Amundsen in household of Dyre Amundsen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mariah S Pearson in entry for Marindia Boyce, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Maria Amondson in household of David Amondson, "United States Census, 1910"

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