Peter Forgensen, 18331903 (aged 70 years)

Peter /Forgensen/
Given names
Bjorkenson - Bjerkenson- Danish /Spelling/
Given names
Bjorkenson - Bjerkenson- Danish
Birth December 1, 1833
Immigration about 1861 (aged 27 years)

MarriageAnna Marie EarlesView this family
about 1869 (aged 35 years)

Birth of a daughterMarian Melissa Forgensen
September 29, 1870 (aged 36 years)
Marriage of a childLamech GrahamMarian Melissa ForgensenView this family
November 20, 1892 (aged 58 years)
Death December 10, 1903 (aged 70 years)
Family with Anna Marie Earles
Birth: December 1, 1833Copenhagen, Denmark
Death: December 10, 1903Groton, Brown Co., South Dakota, USA
Birth: May 9, 1835Torquay, Devon, England
Death: September 23, 1904Groton, Brown Co., South Dakota, USA
Marriage Marriageabout 1869England
21 months
Birth: September 29, 1870 36 35Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Death: March 31, 1925Tacoma, Washington, USA
Shared note

(Research):Immigration about 1861? Settled in Hartland, Wisconsin, then moved to Groton, South Dakota

Last name Ferguson - Jörgensen - Bjorkenson - Bjerkenson

First name Peder

Last name was Bjorgensen. I have a picture of Peter and Anna Marie, at the bottom of the picture, it says H. Jensen, Gravenstein. I believe Gravenstein is in Germany. May be listed on Immigration Passenger List arriving in New York.

Ancestry website says that Peter was born in 1844, LDS says Peter was born 1Dec 1833. Ancestry has Anna born in 1848, LDS says she was born 9 May 1834. I am inclinded to believe Ancestry. It just makes more since.

Name gets misspelt a lot: in 1880 it's Ferguson: Household: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Peter FERGUSON Self M Male W 46 DEN Carpenter DEN DEN Anna M. FERGUSON Wife M Female W 45 ENG Keeps House ENG ENG Mariane FERGUSON Dau S Female W 9 WI DEN ENG

Source Information: Census Place Hartland, Waukesha, Wisconsin Family History Library Film 1255451 NA Film Number T9-1451 Page Number 24D

In 1900 I believe they are in Brown, SD. listed as 'Forguson'. You could ask for the full info at recordlooups - this should give you info on emigration/naturalization. IGI shows him as d. 1903 also in South Dakota - either his obituary from SD or town history books for either Wisconsin or South Dakota might show up some info about him.