Laurs Peter Axelsen

Brief Life History of Laurs Peter

When Laurs Peter Axelsen was born on 1 April 1872, in Skelund, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Axel Christensen, was 38 and his mother, Ane Marie Nielsen, was 34. He married Bertha Johanna Pedersen on 21 December 1897. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and lived in Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 12 March 1942, in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laurs Peter Axelsen
1872–1942
Bertha Johanna Pedersen
1874–1939
Marriage: 21 December 1897
Gladys Axelson
1900–
Irving Peter Axelsen
1903–1927
Esther Marie Axelsen
1905–1993
Axel Leon Axelsen
1909–1967
Milo Clifton Axelsen
1911–1981
Constance May Axelsen
1918–

Sources (33)

  • Peter Axelsen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • L. P. Axelson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Lars Peter Axelsen, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Nils, Knud, Knut, Niels, Per. German Claus, Hans.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Axel .

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

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