Anna Dorothea Knudsen Rasmussen

22 February 1870–17 August 1954 (Age 84)

The Life of Anna Dorothea

Anna Dorothea Knudsen Rasmussen was born on 22 February 1870, in Denmark. She married Ferdinand Peer on 31 August 1901, in Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. She died on 17 August 1954, in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Ferdinand Peer
Anna Dorothea Knudsen Rasmussen
Marriage: 31 August 1901
Clarence Ray Peer
Thomas Victor Peer
Carl Ferdinand Peer

Spouse and Children

31 August 1901
Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming, United States


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 2

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna D Peer, „United States Census, 1920“
  • Anna D. Rasmussen, „New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924“
  • Anna D Peer im Eintrag für Ferdinand Peer, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

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