Simon Peter Jurgensen (1827 - 1908)



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Rheola, Australia

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Father: Jurgensen Simon Jurgensen
Mother: Anna Maria Wagenfohn Jurgensen


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1827 - In the year that Simon Peter Jurgensen was born, on February 28th, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad - the B&O - was incorporated. The B&O became the first railroad to carry both people and freight and was Maryland's answer to the Erie Canal. Construction began on July 4th, 1828.

1844 - When he was 17 years old, on June 6th in London, George Williams set up the first YMCA based on the idea of a healthy "body, mind, and spirit" - what he considered Christian values. Now headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, there are over 57 million worldwide beneficiaries and 125 national associations.

1866 - At the age of 39 years old, Simon was alive when on May 10th, the "banker's bank" - London bank Overend, Gurney and Company - collapsed, beginning the Panic of 1866. Unemployment went up to 8% and wages went down. Only about 16% of joint-stock companies - a company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders - weathered the Panic.

1902 - Simon was 75 years old when the Bureau of the Census was established. This was the government department that was a boon to family historians - it, even now, is responsible for taking the census and provides demographic information and analyses about the population of the United States.

1908 - In the year of Simon Peter Jurgensen's passing, unemployment in the U.S. was at 8.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 2 cents while the population in the United States was 88,710,000. The world population was almost 4.4 billion.

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Simon Peter Jurgensen passed away in 1908 in Rheola, Australia at 81 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Simon. He was born in 1827. He was born to Jurgensen Simon Jurgensen and Anna Maria Wagenfohn Jurgensen, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.


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