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Peterson, John 1869-1939

PETERSON, MONKELIEN

Posted By: Janet Schuldt (email)
Date: 6/30/2020 at 15:10:00

Sioux Rapids Press, Sioux Rapids, Iowa Thursday, March 20, 1939 Page 2

John Peterson, son of Carl and Sophia Peterson, was born at Elfsborg Dalslan, Sweden, May 31, 1869, and passed away Tuesday, March 21, 1939, at the age of 70 years 9 months and 20 days at Rembrandt. When less than a year old he came with ins parents to America; settling in Boone county, in Illinois. A few years later the family moved to Pocahontas, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and he was confirmed at the Elfsborg Lutheran church, having been baptized as a babe in his native land.

September 4, 1899, he was united in marriage to Ellen Maria Monkelien, and to this union, six sons were born. In 1912 they moved to the Rembrandt community where they have since resided.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Theo. Lerud were held Friday afternoon from the home and at the Little Sioux Valley Lutheran church in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. Pallbearers were the six sons of the deceased, and interment was made in the church cemetery


 

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