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This group was created for people researching the surname Petersen-Peterson. There also are the two Scandanavian spellings Pedersen-Pederson.

Members: 29
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2016

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Ancestors of Eric L Peterson from Sweden.

Started by Marian Bumala Mar 20, 2010. 0 Replies

Petersen - Utah from Denmark

Started by Rebecca M Trujillo-Batty. Last reply by Kate Steere Jul 26, 2009. 6 Replies

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Comment by Slægtens Historie on March 16, 2014 at 2:30am

If you need help regarding Scandanavian patronyms like Petersen/Pedersen/Persson etc. perhaps we can help you?


Comment by Thomas Clyde Linton on July 3, 2011 at 9:22am

Looking for Emma Peterson/Petersen

4 Aug 1868

father from Norway (or Sweden)

married Thomas McClellan LaPointe

lived in Northfield MN

mother of Andrew Thomas LaPointe

Comment by Sherry Stockton on March 21, 2011 at 2:09pm
My Father was Edgar William Peterson botn in Stronghurst, Ill, My Grandfather was Charles Gust Peterson born in Karlskoga, Sweden October 15, 1872, his father was Petter E. Nilsson born in Karlskoga, Varmland, Sweden January 3, 1835.  Any information would be helpful.
Comment by Frederick george henchell on December 20, 2010 at 10:38pm

Hi All,  I recently discovered that my paternal great grand mother was a Peterson.  MARY PETERSON has been a real genealogical mystery.  I know from the 1880 US Census that she and her parents were born in Sweden.  From a SF CA newspaper death notice I know she died in San Francisco CA on March 7, 1884 at the young age of 33yrs 9 months. I suspect pregnancy, child birth complications or some kind of epidemic.  Her estimated birth date is about June 1850.  So she immigrated to the US sometime between her birth in 1850 and 1878 when she was first located in SF CA.  Sometime in the 1870's, she married my great grand father and became Mary Peterson Haentschel .  She had a son, my grandfather born on Feb 17, 1878 in SF.  Because of the San Francisco earthquake and fire very few records regarding marriage, birth, death exist.  I do know where she was first buried in SF and that she was later moved to Colma when they closed and moved most of the SF cemeteries.  I have no idea when, where or how she arrived in the US.  I suspect maybe New York.  I wonder if she may have come to the US as a child with other family members? I have no idea of names of parents or possible siblings.  But maybe there could be a link to someone else in this group?  .

Comment by Karen Peterson on May 31, 2010 at 2:33pm
I am collecting descendants of Charles Gustaf Peterson, who was born 1846 in Hvetlanda, Smaland, Sweden. He immigrated 1869 to Chicago, Illinois. He married Helena Carlson born 1843 in Skatelov, Kronoberg, Sweden. There were seven sons all born in Chicago. Most descendants stayed in the Chicago area, and one, George Wendell Peterson, moved to California. I have no information on his marriage or family. I have much information on the Petersons and Carlsons in Sweden.
Comment by Bernard Doddema, Jr. on February 28, 2010 at 8:46pm
My wife's great-grandfather was August Peterson, born 31 mar 1879 in Törnevalla, , Östergötlands län, Sweden. He came to the US circa 1901. Siblings include: Oscar, Otto from first wife and Anna Esther, Elsa with the second. He married Alice Anderson 4 aug 1917. He was commonly known as Guss. I don't know if or how much his name changed when he arrived.

How does one find his crossing record and then information further back? I'd appreciate any help!
Comment by louise duncalf on August 19, 2009 at 12:13pm
you helped me trace what year my great grandparents arrived in illinois. hannah linder 1888 and swan peterson in 1887. i really appreciated that information. i was wondering if you could find out from where they came and maybe even their parents. thank you for any information that is found
Comment by louise duncalf on August 15, 2009 at 5:45pm
there are 4 good places to check in illinois. there are moline,princeton,galesburg,batavia? im not that knowledgable in genealogy but my information is from personal experience. rock island county in illinois had a big immigration to their area for the rock island railroad and also john deere. my great grandfather swan peterson came in late 1870's and also great grandmother hannah linder around same time.
Comment by Terry Sapp on August 15, 2009 at 5:35pm
I am trying to trace my father-in-law's family. Charlie O. Peterson was born 1896. location unknown, married Loucie Allan (information ?) This information was on Everett L. Peterson Social Security application. Everett was born 1920 in possible Illinois, lose mother when small. Father moved to Mississippi remarried, had another son in 1933, father died 1940 in Mississippi.
Comment by louise duncalf on July 25, 2009 at 5:53pm
is the swedish ancestry group more for people that cant find their last name or want to check in sweden?

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