A Special Blend of Irish, German, bohemian, Dutch, Danish and Mystery
Descendants of Hans M. Petersen
Being Researched by Cathy Joynt Labath
Hans M. Petersen was my husband's Great-great grandfather
Generation No. 1
1. HANS M.1 PETERSEN was born in Germany, and died Bef. 1925. He married FREDERIKA. She was born in Germany, and died Bef. 1925.
Children of HANS PETERSEN and FREDERIKA are:
i. ANNA2 PETERSEN, m. GARVEY.
ii. PETER PETERSEN.
2. iii. JAMES H. PETERSEN, b. Jun 30, 1861, Schleswig-Holstein,Germany; d. Mar 16, 1936, Rock Island,Illinois.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES H.2 PETERSEN (HANS M.1) was born Jun 30, 1861 in Schleswig-Holstein,Germany, and died Mar 16, 1936 in Rock Island,Illinois. He married (1) JULIA ANN BUERGEL, daughter of AUGUST BUERGEL and MARGARET MINER. She was born Aug 31, 1877 in Davenport,Scott Co, Iowa, and died Jun 4, 1945 in Davenport,Scott Co, Iowa. He married (2) ANNA A. BUERGEL Bef. 1903, daughter of WILHELM BUERGEL and JULIANA BUERGEL. She was born Abt. 1872, and died Jun 12, 1932 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa (Fairmount).
Notes for JAMES H. PETERSEN:
Came to America direct to Davenport when 16.
Lived with daughter Margaret Risley on Rock Island Arsenal Island for 6 mo. before he died.
Body taken to Hill and Fredericks mortuary.
1892-1893 saloon 2001 Rockingham Road
1894-1895 teamster Geo. A. Seaverns r. Fishertown
1898-1899 laborer J.J.Lerch r. rear 1401 Rockingham Road
1900-worked at Davenport Glucose (sugar refinery in W. Davenport)- from 1900 census
1903 r. 324 45th Rock Island (Anna)
1909 yardman M. Plow Co. r. 324 45th Rock Island
1921 laborer r.ft. S. Howell (Anna)
1922 laborer r. ft. S. Howell (Anna A.)
According to info on 1925 Iowa census, he completed grade 6. He was out of work for the entire year of 1924. He lived at 314 S. Howell and owned the house with a value of 3000.00. He was naturalized citizen.
16 Mar 1936:
James H. Petersen
James H. Petersen, 75, died at 1 a.m. today at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Capt. and Mrs. D.L. Risley, on Rock Island Arsenal, where he had made his home for the last six months.
Mr. Petersen was born June 30, 1861 in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, and came to America, direct to Davenport, when he was 16. He was of Lutheran faith.
Surviving are one son, William Petersen, Buffalo; one daughter, Mrs. Risley; one sister, Mrs. Anna Garvey, Davenport; one brother, Peter Petersen, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. and 10 grandchildren.
The body was taken to the Hill & Fredericks mortuary where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Fairmount cemetery.
More About JAMES H. PETERSEN:
Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Notes for JULIA ANN BUERGEL:
In 1932 Julia shows up in the city directory as Julia A. Geison married to Frank I. Geison.
1932 Geison,Frank I. (Jule) buyer ns W. Locust 1 W 2820
1933 Geison,Frank I. (Julia A.) horsebuyer h. 1301 Gayman Ave.
1934 Geison,Frank I. (Julia) h. 1301 Gayman Ave.
1935 Geison,Frank L. (Julia A.) laborer h. 1301 Gayman Ave.
1936 Geison,Frank I. (Julia) laborer h. 1301 Gayman Ave.
1937 Geison,Frank (Julia) laborer 1511 Harbor Road.
1939 Geison,Frank (Julia) h. 3228 Pansy Ave.
1940 Geison,Jewel (wid. Frank) h 3228 Pansy Ave.
1941 Geison,Frenchie laborer h. 3228 Pansy Ave.
Geison,Jewel (Jean) laborer h. 3228 Pansy Ave.
1942 Geison,Jewel h. 3228 Pansy Ave.
1944 no longer in directory
Davenport Democrat and Leader, Sunday, June 3, 1945:
Mrs. Julia Geison, 70, a life resident of Scott County, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. She had made her home for the last five years at the Pella Nolls residence in Long Grove.
Mrs. Geison was born Aug. 30, 1874, in Davenport and was educated in the city schools. Her husband and two sons preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mr. Dick Risley, Rock Island Arsenal, and Mrs. Forrest Goeke of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Kelly and Mrs. Alice Dunklau, both of Davenport and Mrs. Leona McCleary, Muscatine; 10 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Runge chapel, followed by interment in Fairmount cemetery
More About JULIA ANN BUERGEL:
Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Notes for ANNA A. BUERGEL:
1893-1895 domestic living with mother Julia at 1636 W. Third
More About ANNA A. BUERGEL:
Children of JAMES PETERSEN and JULIA BUERGEL are:
i. ERNEST3 PETERSEN, b. Sep 1894.
ii. WILLIAM PETERSEN, b. Aug 13, 1895, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; d. Mar 27, 1939, Buffalo,Scott Co.,Iowa (Source: PE-1); m. CELESTA LEONA WESTENDORF, Jan 5, 1921, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; b. Dec 3, 1894, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; d. Aug 14, 1970, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa.
Notes for WILLIAM PETERSEN:
No birth record found in Scott Co. for Petersen boy born in Aug 1895.
1920 Soundex had him enumerated with Adolph Murer and living on Front Street in Buffalo. Murer is the one he later bought a bakery from. He later turned the bakery into a tavern when bakery business fell off because Wonder came into Davenport.
Wednesday, March 28, 1939:
Funeral services for William Petersen, 43, owner of a tavern in Buffalo, who died at Mercy Hospital Monday will be held from the famly home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday thence to St. Peter's church in Buffalo at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Petersen was born in Davenport, Aug. 13, 1895 and formerly operated a bakery in Buffalo. He married Celesta Westendorf in St. Peter's church, Jan. 5, 1921. He was a World War veteran enlisting Dec. 10, 1917 in quartermaster corps and served at Camp Dodge, Ia. and Camp Wheeler, Ga. He was discharged as sergeant Jan. 6, 1919. He was a member of Walcott post No. 548 of the American Legion.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Harold and William R. at home; three daughters, Maryjo, Esther and Suzanne, all at home, his mother, Mrs. Julia Geason, Davenport and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Risley, Rock Island and Mrs. Mildred Goeke, Chicago.
More About WILLIAM PETERSEN:
Occupation: Tavern owner
Notes for CELESTA LEONA WESTENDORF:
Died at Mercy Hospital. Cause of death listed as cerebral thrombosis,cerebral arteriosclerosis,artiosclerotic heart disease.
More About CELESTA LEONA WESTENDORF:
iii. JULIA MARGARET PETERSEN, b. Nov 1897.