Louisa Peterson

2 September 1872–27 June 1948 (Age 75)
Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Peterson was born on 2 September 1872, in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, her father, David Peterson, was 34 and her mother, Sarah E. Henderson, was 21. She married Ellsworth Eckenrhoad on 13 January 1889, in Paulding, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Carryall Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 27 June 1948, in Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio, United States, at the age of 75.

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Ellsworth Eckenrhoad
Louisa Peterson
Marriage: 13 January 1889
Thomas Elenroth Eckenrhoad
Arthur Eckenrhoad

Spouse and Children

    Ellsworth Eckenrhoad



13 January 1889
Paulding, Ohio, United States


    Thomas Elenroth Eckenrhoad



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa Eckenrhoad in household of Ellsworth Eckenrhoad, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louisa Eckenhroad in household of Ellsworth Eckenhroad, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louisa Eckenhroad in household of Thomas E Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"

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