Peder Poulsen Pedersen

Male 1870 - 1954  (84 years)


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  • Name Peder Poulsen Pedersen 
    Born 22 Jun 1870  Vester Roijkaer Farm, Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Aug 1870  Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Dec 1954  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 20 Dec 1954  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1682  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father Poul Pedersen,   b. 6 Mar 1830, Hurup, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1911, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Frederikke Lovise Christensen,   b. 3 Feb 1840, Visby, Hassing, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1885, Lynne Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1868  Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Burnhope,   b. 14 Oct 1876, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1955, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1896  Promontory, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert Charlton Petersen,   b. 26 Oct 1897, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1902, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +2. Carl Frederick Petersen,   b. 16 Mar 1900, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1990, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +3. Paul Franklin Petersen,   b. 3 Aug 1902, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1969, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Mary Helen Fredricka Petersen,   b. 31 Mar 1904, Stuart, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1987, Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Thelma Alberta Petersen,   b. 8 Dec 1906, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1989, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Wedding Bells at Promontory
    Wedding Bells at Promontory




  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Censuses:
      1880 US: 4th Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, FHL film 1255339, NA film T9-1339, p. 506B:
      Pole Peterson, laborer on brakeyard, M, 50, Den, Den, Den.
      Louisa Peterson, keeping house, M, 40, Den, Den, Den.
      Poulson Peterson, son, 9, Den, Den, Den.
      Christena Peterson, dau., 8, Den, Den, Den.

      1900 US: 4th Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, 182B, 647 22nd Street, 7 Jun 1900:
      Peter Peterson, b. June 1870, 29, m. 3 yrs., Den Den Den, emigrated 1881 19 years before, brakeman.
      Mary B., wife, b. Oct 1876, 23, m. 3 yrs., UT Eng Eng.
      Albert C., son, b. Oct 1897, 2, UT Den UT.
      (Unnamed), son, b. Mar 1900, 2/12, UT Den UT.

      1910 US: 4th Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, 83A, 16 Apr 1910, 619 22nd Street (4 pages away is Mary's parents and uncle Cornelius Osborne - by 1920 Petersens buy Mary's parents' home):
      Pete Peterson, 39, married once for 13 years, Den Den Den, ironworker in a shop, emigrated 1880.
      Mary, 33, married once for 13 years, 5 total children with 4 living, UT Eng Eng.
      Carl, son, 10, 10, UT Den UT.
      Franklin, son, 7, UT Den UT.
      Helen, dau., 6, UT Den UT.
      Thelma, dau., 3, UT Den UT.

      1920 US: 4th Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, 83A, 12 Jan 1920, 2264 Madison Ave:
      Peter Peterson, owns home, 49, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1892, Den Den Den, salesman in hardware store.
      Mary A., 43, UT Eng Eng.
      Carl, son, 19, UT Den UT.
      Franklin, son, 17, UT Den UT.
      Helen, dau., 15, Montana Den UT.
      Thelma, dau., 13, UT Den UT.
      Thomas Burnhope, father-in-law, 74, widower, emigrated 1868, naturalized 1915, Eng Eng Eng, no occupation.

      1930 US: 4th Ward, 32nd Precinct, Ogden, Weber, Utah, 252B, 12 Apr 1930:
      Pete Peterson, owns home worth $5,000, 59, m. at 26 years, Den Den Den, emigrated 1879, hardware salesman.
      Mary A. 53, m. at 20 years, UT Eng Eng.
      Thelma Hansen, dau., 23, m., m. at 21, UT Den UT.
      Warner Hansen, grandson, 11/12, UT US UT.
      Harry E. Koepke, rents at $20, 31, m. at 26, Colorado Michigan Kansas, railroad carpenter.
      Helen F. Koepke, wife, 26, m. at 20, Montana Den UT.
      Joyce Koepke, dau., 4 5/12?, UT CO MT.

      2. Later in life known as Peter Petersen. According to obituaries on file of both spouses from Ogden newspaper, address of death was 2264 Madison Ave. Obituaries with Kerry Petersen. Certificate of US Citizenship dated 28 nov 1893 from Weber Co., Utah Territory on file with Kerry Petersen. Occupation: Salesman, George A. Lowe Hardware.

      3. Emigration was on the Anchor Line ship "California" which was built in 1872. They arrived at Castle Garden in New York 19 Jul 1879. Paul Pedersen (49), Frederikke Pedersen (39), Peder Pedersen (9) and Kristina Pedersen (8) were listed as originally from Denmark.

      4. From the book "Get Out of Heaven's Waiting Room," by Joyce Ackley, 2008, Xulon Press. Joyce is the granddaughter of this individual:
      "A Silent Night Miracle.
      Let me tell you the story of my most daring adventure when I was a teenager. It involves an incident I'll never forget. I'll need to descibe my grandfather to you so you can understand.
      He sat straight as a ramrod in his captain's chair. His toothless mouth clinched a half smoked cigar, and his pixie face reflected an air of boredom as he listened to the young Pastor seated across from him.
      The Pastor, as tall as Grandpa, sat on one of the caned kitchen chairs. His dark wavy hair, pink cheeks and dimples made him look like a tall choir boy. He held a cigar in his hand, unsure rather to choke from smoking it or to chance Grandpa's sarcasm by merely holding it.
      'We'll, Pete,' said the Pastor, 'I would really like to have you attend our Christmas Eve service this year. I know you'd enjoy it.'
      Although Grandpa refrained from his usual colorful cursing, he let the Pastor know in no uncertain terms that he had no intention of attending any service in any church.
      It would take a miracle to get Grandpa into church, we knew. Grandma had tried for years. First she triad with coy attempts, then with arguing, again with sweetness, and finally she had all but given up the idea.
      For as long as I could remember I had tried to get Grandpa to take the plunge. I begged him to come and hear the good choir, or to see the Christmas pageant, or to see our new church, but my success had been no better than Grandma's.
      Christmas Eve was near again a I really did wish he could hear the choir sing 'Silent Night.' It was important because I sang in the choir and I was proud of the gift of singing God had given me. I shyly entered the room where the two men were talking and grandpa's eyes lit up, as they always did when I was around. He puffed a couple of times on his cigar, cleared his throat and sat forward just a little.
      'I'll tell you what, young feller, I'll come to your church if you'll do something for me.'
      Pastor grinned and grasped Grandpa's hand. 'Of course, Mr. Petersen, what would that be?'
      Grandpa sat back with a big toothless grin and said, 'Let my granddaughter sing 'Silent Night' in Danish at your service.'
      Grandpa had come to this country when he was only seven years old and could speak only Danish. As the years went by, English became the only language spoken in the Petersen home. When I, his first grandchild, came along, he felt he must keep some small remnant of his native tongue alive. So, he taught me a few words and also taught me how to sing 'Silent Night." Now he wanted to hear this song sung once more as he remembered it.
      I wanted to sink through the floor. 'Oh no, Grandpa. My voice isn't good enough to sing alone and besides everyone would think I was crazy if I sang something they couldn't understand.'
      The Pastor's face was one of amused perplexity. God had finally shown him a way to get this stubborn sinner into church and he certainly couldn't refuse. 'All right, Pete, we'll let her do it and we expect to see you at seven Chrismas Eve.'
      'Oh, dear God, why did you do it this way?' I thought. Of course, I wasn't sure Grandpa would come. Nevertheless, I was still making a fool of myself. I dreaded Christmas Eve. Would they think I was showing off? Whould my voice quiver so much I couldn't get a sound out? How would the director feel about this change of program?
      The night came cold and clear, and even though huge snowflakes were falling, I assured my Dad I didn't want a ride to church. Actually I was stalling for more time. As I crunched along, kicking the snow in front of me, I marveled at the brightness of the moon sifting through the lacy flakes and I felt very small and alone on this very silent night.
      In the stillness I felt as if God were telling me to sing to His glory and forget myself. My short legs sped up and my heart was as happy as a child with a new discovery. I was going to forget what others thought and just do my best.
      As the time drew near, I wasn't sure if Grandpa intended to keep his promise. I arrived early and sat down in a pew to have a word with God before the night began. The organ was softly playing, the scent of pine filled the warm, candlelit room, and I felt completely at peace.
      Finally, the organist played the introduction and the choir hummed the harmony. My voice was soft and shaky at first, but as I sang a feeling of freedom came over me and I forgot myself. It was then that I began to search the congregation for Grandpa. Two rows back I saw him, straight and tall, holding Grandma's hand.
      In that moment, all my embarrassment was forgotten and I silently thanked God for this miracle, because Grandpa actually glowed and tears crept down his wrinkled old cheek. As the last notes of the song were sung the church was still, the candles flickered, and God's presence embraced everyone."

      5. The book "House of Memories and Other Poems," by Joyce Ackley, Xulon Press, 2010, pp. 8-11; this poem is about the house that Joyce lived in that was originally the home of Peter Petersen and Mary Ann Burnhope:
      "Introduction:
      My drawing on the cover is of the home my great grandparents built in the 1800's.
      Four generations of our family have lived there and it was with great sorrow to us that the house has now been demolished…
      "House of Memories
      I'm not dead, but my youth flashed before me today.
      Sleeping on the kitchen porch on hot Summer nights, Christmas dinners around grandma's table with the whole clan present, climbing the stairs to my strange, narrow little room. Getting eggs from the chicken coop way out back.
      The coal stove in the front room with isinglass windows and the big black stove in the kitchen. Little hiding places under the stairs.
      Back porch ice-box filled each week with huge, dripping chunks. Claw-footed bathtub filled with Helena Rubenstein's bubble bath. Coal chute sliding shiny black coal into dirt cellar, coal bucket and shovel at the ready.
      Trap door, hooked so we can go down narrow steps where jars of peaches, pears, jams and jellies nestle on wooden shelves grandpa built.
      Also, kindling, chopped and ready to set morning fires. Violet's perfume wafting through kitchen window from mama's garden.
      Maytag wringer/washer and wash tubs hidden behind closed doors on back porch.
      Only three wooden steps - leading to nowhere, that's all that is left.
      The yellow frame house at 2264 Madison Avenue
      Died today."

      6. Ancestry.com's "R.L Polk & Co.'s Ogden City Directory":
      1890 p. 277: "Peterson Paul, dairy, e from Wash ave, bet Second and Third, East Lynne."
      1890 p. 277: "Peterson Peter, lab Paul Peterson, bds [boards] same East Lynne."
      1890 p. 276: "Peterson Miss Christina, bds [boards] Paul Peterson, East Lynne."
      1892 p. 250: "Peterson Paul, dairyman, res. bench s of 2d. E Lynne."
      1892 p. 249: "Peterson Mrs. [Miss?] Christine, res 2251 Moffitt av."
      1895 p. 205: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res. rear 765 2d."
      1895 p. 97: "Peterson Christina, bds 3055 Wall av."
      1899 p. 234: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res. rear 765 2d."
      1899 p. 233: "Peterson Christina, bds rear 765 2d."
      1900 p. 254: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1900 pp. 232 & 254: "Peterson Peter, br[a]k[e]man S P Co. res 619 22d."
      1900 p 253: "Peterson Christine, bds s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1902 p. 318: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1902 p. 318: "Peterson Peter, brkman res 619 22d."
      1902 p. 318: "Peterson Peter, guard State Industrial School, res 619 22d."
      1902 p ?: "Peterson Christine, bds s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1903 p. 298: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1903 p 397: "Peterson Christine, bds s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1904 p. 260: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1906 p. 340: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res s s 3d nr Madison av."
      1906 p. 340: "Peterson Peter, cutter C W Wright, res 619 22d."
      1907 p. 469: "Peterson Peter P, lab, res 619 22d."
      1907 p. 469: "Peterson Paul, farmer, res 3d nr Madison av."

      PHOTOS:
      1. Per email dated 13 Dec 2012 from Irene Petersen with photos of homes attached:
      "Petersens and Hales had their land on 3rd street in Ogden just below Madison avenue and also the remodeled house of Aunt Christine Petersen at 108 Adams street. if you look at the famous picture of the family sitting outdoors on that land you would see that the mountains in background match the picture I took. If you go on Google map and put 670 3rd street, Ogden, you will see that land or what is left of it. It is just above the Canal. Talk to Chris about it.
      When we took the picture of grandpa Frank's house, the owner Mr. Chournos came out and invited us to go thru the whole house and see all the changes he made in it. He has lived there for 37 years. He has taken real good care of it and Dad was real pleased. He also found a lot of dad's toys over the years: marbles and little cars. He gave us a Christmas card that was sent to your grandmother Irene in December 1945 from her friend, still in the original envelope. He also made changes on the front entrance on the peak above the front door. He is getting ready to change the front door soon as it is pretty rotten. Grandma Irene had made a curtain for that door and he still had it and he gave it to us. Still in good condition."

      2. On file I have a copy of the illustration made of the house depicted in the above-referenced poem by Joyce Ackley.

      BIRTH:
      1. FHL film #435218; Vestervig Parish Record, 1870-1884, book 1, p 2, #15.

      2. Per obituary.

      CHRISTENING:
      1. FHL film #435218; Vestervig Parish Record, 1870-1884, book 1, p 2, #15; sponsors: Ane Kristensen of Helligsø, Ane Katherine Madsen of ?Orenboel, Peder Poulsen of Roikjaer, Kristensen of Toppenberg, Enevold Christensen of Vester Ulsted. Copy of parish record on file.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. FHL film # 480311; Marriage License Records of Box Elder Co., Utah, 1888-1913, Book I, p. 228. Copy on file with Kerry Petersen. Obituary gives variant of 23 Sep 1897.

      2. Online "Utah Digital Newspapers" for the "Ogden Standard Examiner" 27 Sep 1896:
      "Wedding Bells at Promontory.
      Promontory, Utah, Sept. 24th, 1896.
      Editor Standard: - Dear Sir:
      This village was aroused form its stupor by the chiming of wedding bells which announced to the villagers that Mr. Peter Peterson and Miss Mary A. Burnhope had been united in the holy bond of matrimony. The services were performed at the home of the bride, our genial judge Murphy officiatiing. The relatives of the contracting parties, with a few select friends, were present at the ceremony. About 6 p.m., they all proceded to the future home of the happy couple where more of their friends had gathered to offer congratulations and wish them a successful journey thorugh life. At 8:30 p.m. an elaborate supper was served, the caterer being Mr. L. Osborne of Ogden, who, by the way, is an artest [sic] in this line and knows well how to tickle the people's palate. The wedding cake was a marvel of design which everyone admired.
      After supper there were a number of recitations, songs and comic speeches given by the guests which revealed some remarkable talent. After this the large rooms were cleared and dancing was begun, some thirty couples particiapting and at break of day the tired but happy guests repaired to their homes all voting the event one of the pleasantest ever held in this burg. Among those present were Mr. Peterson and daughter, of Ogden; Mr. and Mrs. Hickinooper, of Pleasant View; Mrs. Mattenson, Payson; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Torbonson, Miss May Cottam, of Snowville; Miss Annie christenson, of Bear River; Mr. and Mrs. T. Burnhope, Judge and Mrs. Murphey, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. O. Foster, Mrs. A. R. McKellips, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Ferrim, Miss Nora Anderson, Miss Josie Murphy, Mr. Isaac Burnhope, Mr. L. A. Parker, Mr. T. L. Davis, Mr. W. T. Hudson.
      Yours truly,
      Cow Boy."

      DEATH:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Per wife's obituary.

      3. Ogden City Cemetery online: Peter Petersen, b. 22 Jun 1870 in Denmark, d. 16 Dec 1954 at Ogden, UT, parents are Paul Peterosn [Petersen] and Fredricka Louise Christenson, plot D-4-2-3E.

      BURIAL:
      1. Cemetery Records; Ogden City cemetery, 1st ave between Center and South streets; Grave 2,Lot 2, Block 4, Plat D, Ogden, Utah.

      2. Lindquist and Sons Mortuary/ Funeral record with copy in possession of Kerry Petersen, 13 Nov 98.Time of death was 11.45am. ssn 529-16-2095. Not a veteran. Rev. Arnold Able officiated. Funeral services at 3 pm on 20 Dec 1954. Four children listed. Family Dr.: Don Dee Olsen. Internment: City cemetery. Place of death was St. Benedict's Hospital of 16 Dec 1954. Age 84y5m24d. Cemetery plot map also in posession for Ogden City Cemetery. Peter and Mary buried under one stone Lot 2, Blk. 4, Plat D. Many other relatives also buried including Thomas and Mary Burnhope, Albert Petersen (Child), Poul Petersen, Christine Petersen (spinster), Florence Burnhope dau. of Isaac Burnhope with spouse Peter Hayden McCarrel, and baby Burnhope, infant of Thomas and Mary Burnhope.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Peter Petersen. Ogden - Peter Petersen, 84, 2264 Madison Ave., died Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in an Ogden hospital. Born June 22, 1870, in Vistervig, Denmark, son of Paul and Fredericka Christensen Petersen. Came to Utah with his parents in 1880. Married Mary Ann Burnhope in Brigham City Sept. 23, 1897. In his early days he was a range rider for Bar M near Promontory, Box Elder County; later was a rancher in Montana. Was an instructor at Utah State Industrial School for 10 years. Worked for George A. Lowe Co. in Ogden 35 years. Member of the Maccabees, the Danish Brotherhood and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving: widow, Ogden; sons and daughters: Carl F., Long Beach, Calif.; Frank, Mrs. Harry Koepke and Mrs. Victor Shupe, Ogden; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and a sister." Salt Lake Tribune, Fri., 17 Dec 1954.

      2. Ogden, Utah paper in Dec. of 1954: Peter Petersen, 84, of 2284 Madison Ave., died yesterday in St. Benedict's Hosp. of causes incident to age. Mr. Petersen was a native of Dnmk. and had resided in Utah since 1880. During his early life he was a range rider for the Bar M Ranch at Promontory, Box Elder County. Later he operated a ranch in Montana. He was an instructor at the State Industrial School for 10 years. He also worked for the Geo. A. Lowe Co. for 35 years, retiring several years ago. He was a member of the Macabees and Danish Brotherhood. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. On Sept 23, 1897, he marr. Mary Ann Burnhope in Brigham City. He was born June 22, 1870 in Vestervig, Denmk., a son of Paul and Fredrika Louise Christensen Petersen. Surviving are...