Peter Ockerman

8 Sep 1842 - 10 Jul 1919

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Peter Ockerman

8 Sep 1842 - 10 Jul 1919
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Grave site information of Peter Ockerman (8 Sep 1842 - 10 Jul 1919) at Benjamin Cemetery in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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Peter Ockerman


Benjamin Cemetery

8435 S 3200 W
Benjamin, Utah, Utah
United States


June 27, 2011


April 6, 2020

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April 11, 2020


June 27, 2011

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Mary Nelson Okerman

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Mary was born in 1861 in Sturrip, Malmohus, Sweden, to Isaac Nielson and Else Nelson who were later divorced. She immigrated with her grandparents, Ole and Bertha Nelson, to Utah in 1868 when she was 7 years old, sailing on the same sail ship, the "Emerald Isle," as did her future husband. They went by ox team from North Platte to Salt Lake City. Mary walked the entire way. They settled in Bountiful. Her mother married Peter Okerman in 1871. Mary was adopted by Peter and sealed to him at her request. When Mary was 14, she and her grandparents moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah. Five years later she married Charles John Olsen in the Endowment House. They lived in the Manila Ward. They had 9 children--3 girls and 6 boys. Mary served as a Relief Society teacher nearly 30 years. She was a faithful Latter-day Saint all her life. Mary died at the age of 90, the last of the original pioneers of Pleasant Grove. She had 90 living direct descendants at the time of her death in 1952. She had been a widow for 19 years.

Else Ellen Olsson Ockerman

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Ellen was born in 1841 in Boring, Malmo, Sweden to Ola Nilsson and Bereta Parsson. She married Isaac Neilson and had a daughter, Mary in 1861. We don't know what happened to Isaac. She was the oldest in her family and so worked outside the home and her mother took care of the child, Mary. The grandparents immigrated to Utah and took Mary with them. Ellen followed 3 years later and while aboard ship en route to the states she married Pehr (or Peter) Christenson Okerman in 1871. So Peter became Mary's father although Mary continued to live with her grandparents in Pleasant Grove. They settled in Benjamin, Utah and had 6 children. Ellen died in 1919 and Peter died 5 months later.

Summary of the lives of Peter Ockerman and Elsa Ellen Nelson.

Contributor: SouthPawPhilly Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Peter's birth record in Bosarp, Malmo, Sweden says, "Pehr, b. 8 Sep. 1842 to Ola Persson, a tailer and his wife, Ingar Jonsdotter. Ingar was age 20." Ingar was a midwife and was known to be stubborn and sulky. Pehr (later Americanized to Peter) was the oldest of 7 children. He changed his name to Ockerman when he took a trade because that was the name of the street where his business was located. The whole family took that for their surname. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1868 when he was age 26. He met his future wife, Elsa Ellen Nelson on the boat going to America. They were married on board in 1871. Elsa was born 5 Mar 1841 in Sturrip, Malmo, Sweden to Ola Nelson and Berta Persson. She married Isaac Nelson, a sea captain, who was lost at sea (or they were divorced according to other family records.) They had a daughter, Mary, who was 10 when her mother married again, so she was adopted by Peter Ockerman and sealed to him. Mary later married Charles John Olsen and lived in Pleasant Grove. Peter and Elsa lived in Hyrum, Cache County, Utah. They had 3 children there--Emma, Anna Wilhelmina, and Peter Jr. Then they moved to Smithfield where Eliza, John, and Josephine were born. Peter had a harness and shoe shop. They had cows, chickens, and a vegetable garden. They had a smokehouse to smoke their meat. Peter was not a big man. His eyes were blue, his hair brown with very few gray hairs to his dying day. He had a beard which was silky and curly. Sometimes his temper would flare up and he could be sulky. Elsa was short and plump with eyes as blue as the sky. Her hair became white with a shade of green at the temples where her glasses had colored it. She wore it drawn back very smooth into a tight bun at the back. She was gentle, loving and generous. They led a quiet life, not active in church affairs, but loyal to their religion. Most of the time they attended Sacrament meeting. They both died in 1919 at age 76 and are buried in the Benjamin Cemetery.

Life timeline of Peter Ockerman

Peter Ockerman was born on 8 Sep 1842
Peter Ockerman was 17 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Peter Ockerman was 18 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Peter Ockerman was 32 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
Peter Ockerman was 46 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
Peter Ockerman was 51 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Peter Ockerman was 63 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
Peter Ockerman died on 10 Jul 1919 at the age of 76
Grave record for Peter Ockerman (8 Sep 1842 - 10 Jul 1919), BillionGraves Record 27449 Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States