Albert and Johanna (Anderson) Peterson

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Family members gathered at the Peterson farm, Section 35, Delton Township, Cottonwood County, MN., in 1901; l. to r: Ernest Peterson, George Peterson, Herman Peterson, Richard Peterson, Albert Peterson, Johanna (Andersdotter) Peterson, William Peterson, Frank Peterson, Addie Glad, Mrs. Wills, Charles Peterson, Irvin Smith, J.D. Carlson, Fred Glad, Ida Peterson, two Carlson boys, Mrs. Carlson and daughter, and Mrs. Glad

Albert Peterson, b. Sweden 2-15-1826; d. Delton Township, Cottonwood County, MN., 8-24-1907; immigrated before November 1869 to U.S.A., having spent time in Norway and Denmark; following marriage rented land on what locally was known as the "J.A. Olds Place" on the east edge of the city of St. Charles in Section 20, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., where first eight children were born; late 1880’s moved to the "Thiers Place" (renting again) three miles east of St. Charles in Section 22, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., where ninth and last child was born; 1901 moved to a farm in Section 35, Delton Township, Cottonwood County, MN., where eldest son Henry Alfred had ventured in the late 1890’s; md. Winona, Winona County, MN., 11-12-1869, Johanna, d. of Anders Eriksson and Annika (Gunnarsdotter) Eriksson; she b. Grude Skattegård, Grude, Sweden, 3-15-1845; d. Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, MN., 1-10-1949; immigrated to U.S.A. in the spring of 1868 with younger brothers August and Peter, stopping at Winona, Winona County, MN.; continued working on family farm in Section 35, Delton Township, Cottonwood County, MN., until last year of her life; died at age 103.

Children:

1) Henry Alfred Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 9-28-1870; d. Bowdon, Wells County, ND., 12-8-1904; md. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 3-16-1895, Sarah Augusta Erickson.

2) Charles Frederick Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 6-4-1872; d. Rochester, Olmsted County, MN., 8-31-1947; md. St. Charles, Winona County, MN., 12-26-1902, Lillie Belle, d. of William Small and Sophia (Talbot) Small.

3) William Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 5-14-1874; d. Hemet, Riverside County, CA., 5-18-1966; md. Jackson County, IA., Freda Tina Carlson.

4) Ida Josephine Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 7-11-1876; d. Rochester, Olmsted County, MN., 12-1-1967; md. Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, MN., 6-25-1902, Charles William, s. of William Small and Sophia (Talbot)Small.

5) Hermon Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 9-8-1878; d. Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, MN., 5-22-1975.

6) George Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 10-23-1880; d. Harvey, Wells County, ND., 12-30-1970; md. Sarah Augusta (Erickson) Peterson.

7) Ernest Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 12-2-1884; d. Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, MN., 11-30-1970; md. Myrtle Edna Rauth.

8) Frank Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 11-29-1886; d. Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, MN., 9-14-1977.

9) Richard Peterson, b. St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., 1-15-1890; d. Ortonville, Big Stone County, MN., 7-31-1974; md. Windom, Cottonwood County, MN., 9-17-1924, Myrtle Belle French.

Photo album


Documents

Ancestors of Johanna (Andersdotter) Peterson

Children of Annika Gunnarsdotter

Albert Peterson's obituary 1907

Edwin Peterson's obituary 1924

Lillie (Small) Peterson's obituary 1939

Letter from Minnesota Governor Edward Thye to Johanna (Andersdotter) Peterson 1945

Johanna Peterson's 100th birthday news articles 1945

Johanna Peterson's obituary 1949

 

Albert Peterson (1826-1907), a touching portrait by Louis Thiers, a Kenosha, Wisconsin photographer whose wife's family owned the "Thiers place"

Johanna Andersdotter, Mrs. Albert Peterson (1845-1949)

The "Thiers Place," Section 22, St. Charles Township, Winona County, MN., where the Petersons lived throughout the 1890's; a photo taken and signed by Louis Thiers (whose wife's family owned the property)