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James Petersen

His obituary states that he came to Utah when six years of age, which would be 1856. His death certificate states that he had been in the United States 76 years, which would make his arrival in America 1856. Secondary family sources state that he came to America with his half-brother Ludvig Christensen in 1857. Ludvig sailed to America on the Westmoreland in 1857. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company that he and Ludvig traveled to Utah with.


Company Unknown (1857)Age at departure: 7


  • "Deaths," Salt Lake Telegram, 17 Dec. 1932, 11.
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  • Utah Death Certificate.

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  • Utah State Archives and Records Service