Christen PEDERSEN, b. 14 Nov 1843 in Copenhagen, Danmark,
d. 6 Nov 1906 in Missaukee County, MI, burial in Westbranch Cemetery, Missaukee County, MI. m. 28 June 1874 at Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI to Anna Miltilda BRADSHAW b. 5 May 1857 in Genesee Twp, Potter County, PA. d. 25 Jan 1934 probably in Missaukee or Wexford Counties, MI. burial Westbranch Cemetery, Missaukee County, MI
The parents of Christen were reported by his son Edgar Andrew PETERSON, (my grandfather) as Peder CLAUSEN and Anna CHRISTENSEN.
Christen was a Captain in the army of Denmark.
Christen immigrated from Denmark to the US in 1871 and changed his surname spelling to PETERSON.
Christen PETERSON is listed in the following census records.
1880 US census - Maple Valley, Montcalm County, MI listed as Christian PETERSON.
1884 Michigan census - Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI listed as Christian PETERSON.
1894 Michigan census - Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI listed as Peter PETERSEN.
1900 US census - Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI listed as Christ PETERSON.
Christen and his wife Anna Miltilda BRADSHAW had children:
Violetta M PETERSON b. Jan 1876 in MI, d. after 1930, m. William Nelson E FIFIELD b. Apr 1866 in MI d. after 1930. I have 4 children listed.
Florence PETERSON b. abt 1877 in Coral, Montcalm County, MI d. 15 Apr 1890 in Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI.
Jennie PETERSON b. 1878 in MI.
Edgar Andrew PETERSON b. 21 Apr 1880 in Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI d. 22 Aug 1953 in Cadillac, Wexford County, MI. Burial at West Branch Cemetery, Missaukee County, MI. m. abt 1906 to Belle Lydia FIFIELD b. 29 Apr 1892 in Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI. d. 18 Feb 1974 in Lakeview, Montcalm County, MI. Belle Lydia FIFIELD was a half sister of the William Nelson E FIFIELD listed previously.
This couple are my Grand Parents. They had 11 children including my father Arlie Ovid PETERSON.
Anna M PETERSON b. abt March 1883 in MI d. 22 Apr 1890 in Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI.
Ida PETERSON b. 1884 in MI. d. 20 May 1890 in Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI.
Peter PETERSON b. 1886 in MI d. 22 Apr 1890 in Spencer Twp, Kent County, MI.
Earnest John PETERSON b. 12 June 1888 in MI, d. 20 Jan 1946 in Sand Lake, Kent County, MI, m. abt 1909 to Nellie b. abt 1893 in MI. I have 5 children listed.
James Elmer PETERSON b. March 1891 in MI, d. 13 June 1964 in Missaukee County, MI. (1930 Census lists him as Elmer J PETERSON.)
Otto C PETERSON b. Feb 1893 in MI. d. in Onaway, MI. m. Elsie W FIFIELD b. 13 Jan 1896 in MI, d. 17 Dec 1966 in Waverley Twp, Cheboygan County, MI (Elsie W FIFIELD was a sister of Belle Lydia FIFIELD and a half sister of William Nelson E FIFIELD both listed previously.) I have 3 children listed.
Roy PETERSON b. Mar 1898 in MI, d. in CA, m. to May WILSON, d. in CA. I have one son (Robert PETERSON) listed.
William Richard PETERSON, b. Feb 1900 in MI.
Anyone interested in this family please contact me.
Robert Peterson Sr.
Grand Rapids, MI