Peter Forgensen, 1833–1903 (aged 70 years)
|Birth|| December 1, 1833|
|Immigration|| about 1861 (aged 27 years)|
|Marriage||Anna Marie Earles — View this family|
about 1869 (aged 35 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Marian Melissa Forgensen|
September 29, 1870 (aged 36 years)
|Marriage of a child||Lamech Graham — Marian Melissa Forgensen — View this family|
November 20, 1892 (aged 58 years)
|Death|| December 10, 1903 (aged 70 years)|
Marriage: about 1869 — England
(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.