Here again is “your” Peter and Lillian Petersen:
Sauvies Island, Multnomah, Oregon
Gillihan Loop Road
P H Petersen 42 born about 1898 in Nebraska
Lillian Petersen 33 born about 1907 in Nebraska
Stanley Petersen 15 born about 1925 in Nebraska
Hoyd Petersen 12 born about 1928 in Nebraska
Richard Petersen 11 born about 1929 in Nebraska
Ivan Petersen 9 born about 1931 in Nebraska
Iris Ann Petersen 9 born about 1931 in Nebraska
Phyllis Petersen 3 born about 1937 in Nebraska
Residence in 1935: Mason, Custer, Nebraska (a question on the 1940 census)
Mason City, Custer, Nebraska
Peter H Peterson 33 born about 1897 in Nebraska
Lillian E Peterson 23 born about 1907 in Nebraska father born Nebraska mother born Alabama
Stanley P Peterson 5 born about 1925 in Nebraska
Floyd E Peterson 2 years 11 months
Richard D Peterson 1
Fort Calhoun, Washington, Nebraska
Peter H Petersen 51 born about 1859 in Germany
Anna M Petersen 50 born in Denmark
Charles E Petersen 20 Nebraska
Katie D Petersen 19 Nebraska
Ada H Petersen 16 Nebraska
Christy N Petersen 15 Nebraska
Peter H Petersen 13 born about 1897 in Nebraska
Anna M Petersen 12 Nebraska
Lizzie M Petersen 10 Nebraska
Alfred A Petersen 6 Nebraska
Anna M Petersen 4 Nebraska
Clarence Petersen 3 Nebraska
Union, Douglas, Nebraska
Peter H Petersen 41 born about 1859 in Germany
Anna Petersen 41, wife, born in Denmark
Helena Petersen 12, daughter, born in Nebraska
Charlie Petersen 11, son, born in Nebraska
Hatie Petersen 9, daughter, born in Nebraska
Ada Petersen 8, daughter, born in Nebraska
Christian Petersen 7, son, born in Nebraska
Peter Petersen 4, son, born in Nebraska
Annie Petersen, 3, daughter, born in Nebraska
Baby Petersen, 0, daughter, born in Nebraska
Jens C. Kanviltin, 67, servant, born in Sweden
Peter H Petersen on Find a Grave (1859 - 1945) buried at Mason City Cemetery, Mason City, Custer, Nebraska, and wife Anna C Petersen (1859-1936):
This may be your Find a Grave memorial? Christy N Petersen is also at Mason City Cemetery
1945 OBIT Peter H Petersen senior mentions son Pete in Portland Oregon. Also survived by sons Carl/Charles, Chris, and Alfred, all still in Mason City, Nebraska. Daughters Lena/Helena Stanford is in Dalton Wisconsin; Anna Eliassen in Omaha Nebraska; Elizabeth Andersen also in Omaha; Edith/Ada Zimmerman of Abilene Kansas; Kate Leck of New Richland Minnesota:
Below, this could be Lillian - not sure if Peter H Petersen junior’s wife was a McCollister - need birth cert for a child of theirs or their marriage license or her death record to verify:
Ansley, Custer, Nebraska
Stanley G Mccollister 43
Anna N Mccollister 41
Alpha C Mccollister 18
Iris R Mccollister 16
Lillian E Mccollister 12
Martha C Webb 26
BIO PETER H PETERSEN SENIOR
Peter Hansen Petersen (Nebraska)
Peter Hansen Petersen shared the same name as his father (seen in the banner above). The younger Peter was born on 10 March 1860 in Tinningstedtmark (his obituary gives the date 19 March 1859, but this is an error).
Tinningsdtedt today is a small farming village in Schleswig-Holstein, just over the border from Denmark. Peter Hansen Petersen was one of four boys born to Peter Hansen Petersen and Elise Momsen. And he was the second son called Peter!
Parents P.H. Petersen, Elise Momsen Petersen, and children Peter Edlef (later Alfred), Peter Hansen, Catharina, and twins Andreas and Ludwig emigrated to the USA in November 1878 in preparation for the marriage of Catharina to her first cousin Hans Petersen.
Peter Hansen was eighteen when he made the crossing with them on the ship Hansa, bound for Liverpool, and then on the ship Egypt into New York City. This was called an "indirect" emigration (rather than "direct," on one ship only) and was a more frugal way to make the passage to America.
After landing at Castle Garden, the predecessor of Ellis Island, the family made their way by rail to the small town of Belle Prairie, Nebraska, where Peter's uncle, Lorenz Peter Petersen, and family had already established a farm.
After the wedding Hans and Catharina settled on their own farm, while Peter Hansen and his family settled into life as laborers and farmers nearby.In the nearby town of Friend Peter Hansen met and married Anna Christina Johansen, herself a Danish immigrant, in 1886 (Anna's sister Karen Marie Johansen would marry one of the Petersen twins, Andreas).
Peter Hansen and Anna lived in Florence, north of Omaha, and later in the town of Algernon, Custer County. They had nine children: Helena (later Lena), Charles (also Carl), Katherine or Katie, Ada (also Edith), Christian, Peter, Anna, Elizabeth (Lizzie), and finally Alfred. In between farming and raising their family, Peter and Anna were able to take a trip back to Denmark in 1910 to visit Anna's brother.
By all accounts Peter and Anna had a happy life together until her death in 1936, just short of their golden wedding anniversary. Peter remained in their home with their youngest son, Alfred, who required special care. Peter retired from farming and moved to Mason City in his later years. He died in 1945 at the age of 85.
Very detailed obituaries are available for both Peter and Anna by clicking on the links at left.
Photo of Peter H Petersen senior and family: