John Wilhelm Pedersen

22 September 1897–September 1949 (Age 51)
Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Wilhelm

When John Wilhelm Pedersen was born on 22 September 1897, in Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, Jens Christian Pedersen, was 31 and his mother, Caroline Vilhelmine Schultz, was 28. He married Edith Pearl Kessler in 1918. He lived in Allen, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Boyer, Crawford, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died in September 1949, in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Dunlap, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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John Wilhelm Pedersen
Edith Pearl Kessler
Marriage: 1918

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Peterson in household of Jens S Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Peterson in household of Jens C Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Wilhelm Pedersen, "Find A Grave Index"

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