Peder Madsen

24 June 1807–2 November 1856 (Age 49)
Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life Summary of Peder

When Peder Madsen was born on 24 June 1807, in Albæk, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Mads Mortensen, was 31 and his mother, Inger Jensdatter, was 28. He married Mettie Maria Nielson on 1 December 1835, in Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 10 years and Aller, Slesvig, Denmark in 1860. He died on 2 November 1856, in Fort Bridger, Uinta, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Peder Madsen
Mettie Maria Nielson
Marriage: 1 December 1835
Niels Christian Petersen
Inger Pedersdatter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1835Albæk, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn
    Age 1
    Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 14
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Jorgen, Per, Viggo, Anders, Carsten, Niels, Thor, Alf, Einer, Jeppe.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mads, a pet form of Mat(t)hias or Mat(t)heus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Madson , Matson , and Mattson .English: variant of Madson .

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

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    Story Highlight

    1856: Ship "Thornton" with Peter Madsen and wife Mette Marie Nielsdatter as passengers.

    Reminiscences of George Cunningham: . . . In the spring of 1856 the chance opened up for us to immigrate to this country for which I was truly thankful. We sold our small effects and bade our friends …

    Sources (14)

    • Peder Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1840"
    • Peder Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Peder Madsen in the Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916

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