Johannah Hector Peterson was born on 1 February 1850. She had at least 1 son with John Johnson. She died on 9 August 1943, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Belvidere, Boone, Illinois, United States.
English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).
Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.