Henry Peterson of Utrecht (1729-1814)

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Henry Peterson of Utrecht was born 6 January 1729 in New Castle, Delaware, United States to Andrew Peterson (1685-1740) and Hester Van Bebber (1704-1772) and died 5 February 1814 in Utrecht, The Netherlands of unspecified causes. He married Margareta Smitz (c1741-1773) 17 February 1760 . He married Henrietta Louisa Vernet 8 June 1755 in Utrecht, Netherlands. Ancestors are from the Netherlands, Germany.


Offspring of Henry Peterson of Utrecht and Margareta Smitz (c1741-1773)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hester Peterson (c1762-1827)
Andrew Peterson (1764-1837) 1764 Utrecht, Netherlands 18 March 1837 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Nevenson (1769-1810)

Unknown Peterson (c1765-c1766)
Unknown Peterson (c1767-c1768)
Conrad Adrian Peterson (c1769-1827)

Sources and notes

‡ General
  • Family papers etc
Ω Birth
  • Date 26 Dec 1728 O.S.
† Baptism
  • Henry was English Reformed. Strangely enough he bought a slab in the Dutch reformed Jacobi church
₪ Wedding
  • On February the third they received from Utrecht government a license to marry elswhere
  • City Archive (711.104 Utrecht NH trouwen 1748-1764)
¢ Children
  • Mother dies at birth
  • Utrecht City Archives
¶ Death
  • The Jacobichurch in Utrecht, The Netherlands, still holds the slab of Henry Peterson, located in the south entrance of the main church. The slab is almost blank. It only contains the letters HP and IB (his best friend Jan Blijdestein) and a mark.
  • Local guide
§ Remains
  • Grave slab has the number 398 inscribed.


  Robin Patterson

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