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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson, the son of Peter Johnson and Mary Paterson, was born in Denmark on July 7, 1865 and died on May 2, 1919, in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

Peter married Elizabeth Murray on February 25, 1887, at 8 Whitehall Street in Glasgow, Scotland. She supposedly would not marry him until he changed his name from Jensen to Johnson, to make it sound less foreign and more Scottish. This in itself puts the reason for the change in doubt, as she herself was not of Scottish descent, but of Irish instead. Elizabeth was born on November 17, 1861, in Scotland, and died on February 26, 1923, at the Bright Side Sanitarium in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Alexander Murray and Ann Kidd.

There were at least six children born to this couple, however only two survived:

  1. Peter Johnson (1896-1978)
  2. Marie Johnson (1898-1916)

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