- Birth Date
- 4 May 1851
- Death Date
- 23 February 1941
He sailed to America in 1862 on the ship Humboldt.
n some sources his surname is spelled "Peterson". He came with his father, Lars and his mother, Maren and sister, Karen on the ship Humboldt in 1862. Also on the ship were his step siblings: Christian, Jens, Maren and Frederick. His given name is listed as "Ova" on the Deseret News roster.
- Age at Departure: 11
- 1880 Utah Census.
- 1900 Utah Census.
- 1910 Utah Census.
- 1920 Utah Census.
- 1930 Utah Census.
- 1940 Utah Census.
- European Mission emigration records, Scandinavian Mission, 1852-1920.
- Joseph W. Young, "Report of the Immigration," Deseret News, 17 September 1862, 93.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger C, p. 509.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Utah Death Certificate Index, 1905-1967.