Josephene Peterson

23 February 1866–6 June 1903 (Age 37)
Halland, Sweden

The Life of Josephene

When Josephene Peterson was born on 23 February 1866, in Halland, Sweden, her father, Peter August Johannesson, was 29 and her mother, Christina Swenson, was 29. She married John S Munson on 14 April 1894, in Buena Vista, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Garfield Township, Clay, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Clay Township, Clay, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 6 June 1903, in Marathon, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Poland Cemetery, Poland Township, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John S Munson
Josephene Peterson
Marriage: 14 April 1894
Oscar Edwin Munson

Spouse and Children

14 April 1894
Buena Vista, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peter August Johannesson


    Christina Swenson




World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 7

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 15

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Josephine Monson in household of John S Monson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jose Peterson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Jose Peterson, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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