Emma Christina Pettersson

23 July 1857–about 1875 (Age 17)
Stockholm, Sweden

The Life Summary of Emma Christina

When Emma Christina Pettersson was born on 23 July 1857, in Stockholm, Sweden, her father, August Albert Ludvig Pettersson, was 28 and her mother, Carolina Hammarlind, was 24. She immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1869 and lived in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden in 1857 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died about 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 18.

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August Albert Ludvig Pettersson
Carolina Hammarlind
Johan August Pettersson
Emma Christina Pettersson

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World Events (6)

Age 6
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 6
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 11
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Berno, Bernt, Bjorn, Erik, Fredrik, Gudrun, Holger, Joakim, Karsten, Knut, Niklas, Per.Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Petter, a vernacular form of Peter . Compare Peterson 2 and Petterson .

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

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Sources (8)

  • Emma Rynders in household of Louis Schilling, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Rynders in household of George Rynders, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma Pettersson, "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891"

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