Memorial: M1380

Gravestone at Boldixum church, Schleswig-Holstein commemorating Petersen Petersen d. 1749

Location

Church, Boldixum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Rest of the World

Transcript

'...after sailing for 18 years as a ship's captain, he was called to his last reckoning in the waters of Greenland by the will of God and so reached his life's end at the age of 49 years 12 weeks'

Details

Description: Carved with a ship above the inscription, with 'De Petrus' on the stern.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard

People

Petersen, Petersen
Age: 49
Date of Death: 27/5/1749
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

Extra

Notes: Born 3 March 1700 in Wyk, died in Greenland.
Bibliography: T. Sheppard 'Old Dutch Whalers', 'Mariners Mirror' vol. 25, pp. 50-61, (Cambridge, 1939).