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Peter von Scholten
Birth: May 17, 1784
Death: Jan. 26, 1854

Was first the Harbor Master of St. Thomas and later Governor General of the Danish West Indies. On St. Croix on July 3rd, 1848 Governor General Peter Von Scholten declared the emancipation of slaves in the Danish West Indies. The United States later bought the islands in 1917 for $25 million (US-VI), as part of its military defense strategy, to prevent the islands from becoming a German sub base. 
 
Burial:
Assistens Cemetery
Copenhagen
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2000
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Peter von Scholten
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Thank you for you compassion to others, Peter. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven. (Those two trees with yellow leaves near your mausoleum are so beautiful...)
- Mary
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012
I light a candle for Peter von Scholten ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die. Rest in peace with the angels, and heavenly angel day blessings ~ღ
- Frღm My Heart ♥♡♥
 Added: Jan. 26, 2010
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