John Dietrich Peterson

12 March 1869–March 1953 (Age 84)
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Dietrich

When John Dietrich Peterson was born on 12 March 1869, in Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, his father, Henry William Peterson Jr, was 37 and his mother, Emma Grange, was 36. He married Robena Hill on 2 April 1895, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in March 1953, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Dietrich Peterson
1869–1953
Robena Hill
1874–1973
Marriage: 2 April 1895
Harry Peterson
1897–1899
Jennie Evelynne Peterson
1899–1948
Clayton Peterson
1900–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1895
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Henry William Peterson Jr

    Male1831–1913Male

    Emma Grange

    Female1833–Female

siblings

(6)

    Douglas Peterson

    Male1861–1904Male

    William Peterson

    Male1863–1930Male

    Ellen Louise Peterson

    Female1865–1865Female

    Clayton Thompson Peterson

    Male1866–1939Male

    Male1869–1953Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 3

The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John D Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John D Peterson in household of Robert S Hill, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"

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