Isabella Peterson

10 March 1864–22 July 1933 (Age 69)
Paw Paw Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Peterson was born on 10 March 1864, in Paw Paw Township, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, her father, Peder Pedersen Svadberg, was 44 and her mother, Isabel Moland, was 34. She married Henry Farmer Sanderson on 18 December 1884, in Leland, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 July 1933, in Waterman, DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Leland, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Farmer Sanderson
Isabella Peterson
Marriage: 18 December 1884
Edna Amanda Sanderson
Stella Pearl Sanderson
Alma Clarice Sanderson
Harold I. Sanderson
Clarion Simon Sanderson
Laverne Kenneth Sanderson
Forrest Burdette Sanderson

Spouse and Children

18 December 1884
Leland, LaSalle, Illinois, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peder Pedersen Svadberg


    Isabel Moland




    Martha Peterson


    Peter Peterson


    Martha Peterson


    Isabel Peterson


    Malinda Peterson


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 7

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 21

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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)

  • Isabell Sanderson in household of Henry Sanderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isabelle Sanderson in household of Henry Sanderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Isabelle Sanderson in household of Henry Sanderson, "United States Census, 1920"

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