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Poul Pedersen

Male 1830 - 1911  (80 years)


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  • Name Poul Pedersen 
    Born 6 Mar 1830  Hurup, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 Apr 1830  Hurup, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1911  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Jan 1911  Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I405  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2016 

    Father Peder Poulsen,   c. 20 Aug 1797, Helligsø, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1874, Røjkjær Farm, Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Ane Kjerstine Andersdatter,   b. 25 Aug 1797, Randrup, Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1882, Røjkjær Farm, Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 29 May 1827  Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Peder Poulsen Pedersen,   b. 22 Jun 1870, Øester Røjkjær Farm, Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1954, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Christine Pedersen,   b. 16 Aug 1871, Øester Røjkjær Farm, Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1967, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

      1910 US: 3rd Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, 28 Apr 1910, East 3rd Street, 219/219:
      Hall Peterson, 80, wd, Den Den Den, fruit farmer, alien, immigrated 1880.
      Christina Peterson, dau., 37, Den Den Den, naturalized, imm. 1880.

      2. Appears to have changed name from birth name of Poul Pedersen to Paul Petersen after immigrating from Denmark to Utah. See obituary below for immigration date of 1879. Confirmed 14 Apr 1844 at age 14 per Vestervig, Thisted, Denmark parish records on GS9935 pt 3. Shows he was good and chaste and had been vaccinated 23 july 1831 at Wittendorff. Copy in possession of Kerry Petersen. Shows parents as Peder Poulsen and Ane Kirstine Andersdatter and birth 6 Mar 1830. Residence is Røjkjær farm. Occupation: Brickyard Laborer.

      3. Father's family moved from Hurup to Vestervig 20 Apr 1838 per entry in "Move-ins" parish records of Vestervig, Thisted, Denmark GS 9935 pt 3. Copy in files of Kerry Petersen. Lists children and ages. Jens Andersen sold Roikjar to Peder Poulsen 5 Apr 1838. Translation and valuation of deed in files of Kerry Petersen.

      4. Farm was divided in two, and one part 4A was sold to Poul Pedersen 29 Jul 1867, and 4Y sold to Anders Pedersen. See Family Search for this individual to see an old photo of the family farm. The farm was originally called Røjkjærand was bought about 1838 by our ancestor Peder Poulsen who died there in 1874. He apparently split the farm between two of his sons into Vester (West) and Oester (East) Røjkjær. The Vester farm would be in front of the house and the Oester would be more or less behind the house. This location was always used in church records and even tombstones for the family. The Vester farm went to the son Anders and the Oester farm went to Poul Pedersen, who was our ancestor who came to America. He apparently sold his half of the farm to pay for his way to America. The Vester farm remained with the Anders side and is in the hands of the Stephansen family who are descendants of Anders. The last resident of the farm was Poul Richardt Pedersen, who died in 2014 as a bachelor. Two years before he died, he sold the farm to the Stephansens, who are across the road at Ydbyvej 34. Claus is the current resident of the Stephansen farm and his parents Kaj and Ragnhild live in Hurup as of 2016.

      5. Article in the "Orem Daily Journal," 17 May 2000: "150 years ago, Mormon missionaries arrived in the country of Denmark. In time more than 18,000 Danes had converted to the LDS Church and sailed for Utah. At the time these newly converted Mormons left Denmark, the people were usually happy to see them go, as the Mormons were not generally welcome there and were subject to persecution...40% of Utah's population could trace their ancestry back to Denmark..." Two sculptures are dedicated this year to celebrate the sesquicentennial: "Kristina" at the Copenhagen harbor and "The Family: The Mormon Emigrants" at the entrance to Rebild National Park.

      6. 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.

      7. Newspaper mentions in Ogden, Utah:
      "Ogden Standard" newspaper 26 Aug 1893: "Transfers of Real Estate… Paul Peterson to Christine Peterson, part of northwest quarter of section 16, township 6 north, range 1 west. $600."
      "Ogden Standard" newspaper 17 Mar 1892: "Police Court Notes... Paul Peterson, an unsophisticated Five Points Danishman, was yesterday arrested for maintaining a nuisance. He was found guilty and fined $1 and costs, in all $5.40."
      "Evening Standard" newspaper 31 Jul 1912: "Peterson Estate - In the matter of the estate of Paul Peterson, deceased, Christine Peterson, a sister, has petitioned the district court to issue a decree terminating a life estate of the decedant. The petitioner claims title in fee simple to certain real estate in which the decedant had a life tenure right and she now desires the estate be cleared of its clouded title. Mr. Peterson died January 15, 1911." (In 18 Nov 1913 -18 there was a Sherift's Sale off this land: Christine Peterson, Plaintiff vs Robert T. & Charlotte Albert, Defendants."

      8. 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."

      9. The website http://binghamsfort.org/ is all about Five Points in Ogden, Utah. Anna who start this website said that the Danish people lived on the east side of Washington street and the Italians lived on the west side. East Lynne addition is next to the Danish Bishop property, who she believed drew a lot Danish people to this area. East Lynne was basically a large block east of Washington Blvd. at Five Points in the area between E. 200 S. St. and E. 3rd St. and Jefferson Ave. and Madison Ave. Frank Petersen, my grandfather and Paul's grandson lived just five blocks south on E. 8th S. St.

      10. On record in Weber County, Utah, Warranty Deed and Indenture from Paul Peterson to his daughter Christine Peterson 25 Aug 1893 for $600. Located in Ogden, N.W. 1/4 of Sec. 16 in T.6. N. R.1. W. Salt Lake Meridian (with a survey description of the landing including that it borders on the east bank of the Harrisville Canal. Christine sold it on the same day to Niels Anderson but Paul Petersen had the use of the land for the rest of his life.

      BIRTH:
      1. FHL film # 053071; Parish record for Hurup, 1814-1845, GS9893 pt. 1, BOOK 2, Page 26.

      2. Per obituary.

      CHRISTENING:
      1. FHL film # 053071; Parish record for Hurup, 1814-1845, BOOK 2, Page 26.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Parish register for Vestervig, Denmark. GS 9935, pt4.; FHL film # 1058313.

      DEATH:
      1. Per obituary.

      2. Ogden City Cemetery online: Paul Paterson, b. 6 Mar 1830 in Denmark, d. 15 Jan 1911 in Ogden, UT, parents Peter Poulson and Annie C., plot D-4-2-4W.

      BURIAL:
      1. Ogden Utah Pioneer Cemetery plat record indicates burial date. Lot 2, Block 4, plat D. Approximately 18 total relatives (Osbornes, Burnhopes, Petersens, McCarrels, and Koepkes) buried in near proximity.

      2. Per obituary.

      OBITUARY:
      1. "Paul Petersen, Pneumonia claimed another victim when Paul Petersen died at his home on East Second street yesterday morning, following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Denmark on March 6, 1830, and immigrated to Utah in 1879. The remaining years of his life were spent in this locality. Surviving him are one son, Peter Petersen, and one daughter, Christina Petersen. The funeral services will be held at the Second Congregational church at Five Points at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and interment will be made in the Mountain View cemetery. Friends desiring to view the remains may do so on Tuesday evening and Wednesday forenoon." The Evening Standard, 41st year, no.13, Ogden City, Utah, Monday Evening, Jan. 16, 1911, Pg 6.

      2. "Paul Petersen. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends at the funeral services of Paul Petersen, which were held at the Second Congregational church at Five Points at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. Frank C. Brainerd officiated at the services. 'Face to Face' and 'It Is Well With My Soul' were rendered by a quartette composed of Miss Ivy Williams, Miss Holt, Miss Ethel Simmons and Mrs. W.S. Johnson. The remains were interred in the Ogden City cemetery." No source nor date given on my clipping - probably Ogden.

      ~ORDINANCES:
      BAPTISM: FHL film #183459; SLAKE Temple Baptisms, 12 May 1914 - 2 Nov 1914, p 1216, #40108.
      ENDOWMENT: FHL film # 184134; SLAKE Temple Endowments, 19 May 1915 - 6 Jan 1916, p 1304, #36775.
      SEALING TO PARENTS: IGI source reference 7612502 10. GMF#003-3916-126 s/n00031.
      SEALING TO SPOUSE: IGI source reference 7609602 60. GMF#003-3533-477 s/n00184.
      Baptism and Endowment redone 11 Sep 1976 and 15 Sep 1976 respectively at PROVO Temple (IGI source reference 7612502 10. GMF#003-3916-126 s/n00031). Chris Petersen notes possible additional duplication of temple work: B: 6 May 1978, E: 16 May 1978, SP: 20 May 1978 and references Microfilm(1126239) Poul Pedersen. Batch 78806550, Sheet 7.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Census record for Feb 1870, Film #534412 (or may be 34412), Vestervig, Denmark Pt 293. Copy in possession of Kerry Petersen, Palmer, AK. Lists Poul Pedersen, Fredrikke Christensen, 3 indivduals: Jens Peder Andersen(15), Ane Magrite Larsen (15), Soren Andersen(22) - all maybe workers? Poul's parents also listed Peder Poulsen(72) and Ane Kirstine Andersdatter (72).

      2. Church confirmation per parish records of Vestervig, Thisted, Denmark GS film 9935 pt 3.