Peterson, Mary Elizabeth (Baumeister) 1872-1964
ZIEGLER, BAUMEISTER, PETERSON, FICK, OLSON
Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 3/30/2009 at 18:30:14
Mary Elizabeth Peterson
Funeral services were held Tuesday May 26, at the Norway Lutheran Church for Mrs. Peter N. Peterson who passed away May 22. The Rev. Landis Gross officiated; burial was in the Norway cemetery.
Mrs. Peter N. Peterson, nee Mary Elizabeth Baumeister, the daughter of Christian Baumeister and Margaret Ziegler Baumeister, was born in Clayton county on February 23, 1872, and baptized in the Lutheran faith in infancy. She died on May 22, 1964 at the age of 92 years, two months, and 29 days.
She was married to Peter N. Peterson on December 21, 1893, and lived in Clayton county all but two years of her life which they spent on a farm in O'Brien county.
To this union four sons were born: Anton, who passed away in 1959, Melvin of Postville, Philman and Orville of St. Olaf. They also raised a grandson, Donald Peterson.
Mrs. Peterson was preceded in death by her husband; one son, her parents, six brothers: Christian, John, George, Charlie, Jake and Henry; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Fick and Mrs. Margaret Olson; and two grandsons.
She is survived by her three sons; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated 1964, from my mother's obituary collection.
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