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Halvor Peterson Ronve, 1844-1929


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/5/2009 at 21:35:30

Halvor Peterson Ronve was born on the Vambheim farm at Ulvik, Hardanger, Norway on the 3rd day of Oct.,1844. His parents were Per Andersson and Guri Hallvardsdatter. He was a twin brother of Andrew Peterson Wambheim [Americanized name] Both settled in Emmet county.

At the age of 4 years he went to live with his grandparents at Voss, Hardanger.

He was united in Holy Wedlock to Sigvor Larsdatter Vike the 7th day of June, 1877 the same year that he purchased the Ronve farm in Ulvik parish. In 1889 he sold the farm and emigrated to America that spring. The Peterson family located in Swan Lake township, Emmet county. Later they moved across the line in Jack Creek township where they have lived the later years.

To this union was born 5 children, three boys and 2 girls. Two of the children, namely Peter and Elena preceded their father in death.

Mr. Peterson enjoyed good health until two months ago when he was sick with a severe cold and cough which grew steadily worse until Saturday evening, Feb. 23rd, [1929] when he passed peacefully to the Beyond. He was at the time of his death 84 years old. Those left to mourn the loss of a dear husband, father and brother are his wife Mrs. Sigvor Peterson, sons Halvor H. and Louis and daughter, Mrs. Julia Bryan; also four sisters, Mrs. Gunder Paulson, Mrs. Ole Aanonson, Mrs. Christ Aanonson and Mrs. Knut Aanonson.

Funeral services were held both from the home and Immanuel church, Feb. 27th 1929. Henry Mahlum, funeral director and Rev. T. Hansen, the former pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran church conducting the funeral services. Pall bearers were Peter Paulson, Aanon Aanonson, Andrew Oleson, John Johnson, Aanon C. Aanonson and Milford Christian. Burial was in Jack Creek cemetery.

Just a little over a year ago Mr. and Mrs. Peterson celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary and we all were happy to be with them that day. We were sad to be with Mrs. Peterson now in her sorrow and yet, happy because her husband had answered the Eternal Golden Wedding Banquet Hall where Jesus is host. May God bless and comfort the sorrowing and finally join them again on the other side where there shall be no more parting nor goodbye.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 6, 1929.


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