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 William Petersen

William Petersen

Birth
Germany
Death 18 Jun 1871 (aged 61)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 4862 · View Source
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Civil War Figure. Owned the house across the street from Fords Theatre in Washington, DC. President Abraham Lincoln was brought to his house after being shot by John Wilkes Booth, and died there. Petersen committed suicide on the Washington DC Mall in front of the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Petersen's house is now a National Historic Landmark, visited by thousands each year.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4862
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Petersen (16 Jun 1810–18 Jun 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4862, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .