Nels Peterson

 

 

Nels Peterson (Maakestad) 1828-1896. Ragnilda Ullensvang 1835-1924. Both were born at Ullensvangsogn, Hardanger, Norway. He came to America about 1861, and settled at Bradford Township, Lee County, IL. She came the following year, and they were married then in 1862. They purchased the Peterson farm in Alto Township near Lee, October 24, 1882. Four children were born: Julia (Munson), Johanna (Olson), Isaac, Margaret (Brechtel). Isaac Peterson (1870-1941) married Julia Espe (1871-1935) at the North Lutheran Church, January 24, 1895. September 2, 1895 they purchased the home place.

 

Children of Isaac and Julia are: Mabel (1895) (Munson), Nora

(1897) (Sanderson), Elmer (1900), Gladys (1905) (Thorsen), Irma (1910) (Welsh).

 

Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Thorsen purchased the farm August 28, 1942.

 

Mabel (Mrs. Ole Munson) DeKalb, IL

 

Nora (Mrs. Laurence Sanderson) DeKalb, IL, Dorothy Strausberger Waterman, IL, Lois Sanderson DeKalb, IL, Robert Sanderson DeKalb, IL, James Sanderson DeKalb, IL.

Elmer Peterson Waterman, IL, Richard Lee, IL, Carol (Mrs. Mark Hamilton) Rockford, IL, Lloyd Waterman, IL

 

Gladys (Mrs. Orlando Thorsen) Lee, IL, Charles Lee, IL, Kathleen (Mrs. H. Eugene Lutz) Steward, IL

 

Irma (Mrs. Clyde Welsh) DeKalb, IL, Joanne (Mrs. Robert Thompson) Moore, Okla.

 

Living in the Lee area are Richard (son of Elmer and Altha Warburg Peterson), his wife, Janice, daughter Sherry, and sons, Larry and Randy.

Elmer Peterson Waterman, IL, Richard Lee, IL, Carol (Mrs. Mark Hamilton) Rockford, IL, Lloyd Waterman, IL

 

Gladys (Mrs. Orlando Thorsen) Lee, IL, Charles Lee, IL, Kathleen (Mrs. H. Eugene Lutz) Steward, IL

 

Irma (Mrs. Clyde Welsh) DeKalb, IL, Joanne (Mrs. Robert Thompson) Moore, Okla.

 

Living in the Lee area are Richard (son of Elmer and Altha Warburg Peterson), his wife, Janice, daughter Sherry, and sons, Larry and Randy.

 

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