Missionary Database

    Canute Peterson

    Alternate Names

    • Knud Pederson

    Northern States

    Northwestern States
    • Start Date: 1844
    • End Date: 1845
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Served with companion: Gudmund Haugaas
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Illinois, United States


    • Called: 28 August 1852
    • Arrived In Field: 12 February 1853
    • Departed From Field: 29 November 1855
    • Arrived At Home: 23 September 1856
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Lehi, Utah, Utah Territory, United States


    • Set Apart: 10 April 1871
    • Arrived In Field: 6 May 1871
    • Departed From Field: 27 June 1873
    • Arrived At Home: 24 July 1873
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: Geo Q. Cannon

    Stories and Documents

    Journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, Church History Library.

    Entry for 28 August 1852 documents his call on a mission to Norway.

    Canute Peterson diaries, 1852-1856, Church History Library.

    Account of his missionary labors in Norway.

    Canute Peterson autobiography, 1900, Church History Library.

    Contains account of his mission to Norway.

    Peterson family papers, circa 1844-1957, Church History Library.

    Includes letters he wrote to his family, pertaining to his missionary activities in Scandinavia.

    Peterson family papers, 1844-1954, Church History Library.

    Contains letters he wrote during his missions in Scandinavia.

    Scandinavian Mission history, 1855-1920, Church History Library.

    See the index in volume 2 part 1 for entries on his service.


    His birth place is also found listed as Hardiger or Herdanger, Bergen, Norway and Eidfjord, Hordaland, Norway. Some records list his birth date as 7 May. His father's name is alternately spelled Peder Jonson, while his mother's is spelled Harburgh and Heborg Lancitedatter.