Obit: Peterson, Maret (1843 - 1921)

Contact: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Peterson, Thompson, Hawkinson, Thompas, Overlin, Harlson

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 29 Dec1921

Peterson, Mrs. Torger (11 Dec. 1843- 25 Dec. 1921)

*Note the obit starts off by saying it was Mrs. Torger Thompson, but it should be Mrs. Torger Peterson**Just pointing out an error.

Mrs. Torger Thompson died on Christmas morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ole C. Thompson, on Court Street, aged 78 years and 15 days.

Deceased was born at Gulbransdalen, Norway, Dec. 11, 1843. She came to America when 22 years of age and March 3, 1867, was married to *Torger Peterson at Black River Falls. They settled on a farm in Jackson County which was their home till 12 years ago, when they sold the farm and moved to Black River Falls. About a year and a half ago they came here to live with their daughter, as both had grown feeble with age. Shortly after coming here, Mrs. Thompson sustained an injury from a fall and for some time could not walk about, but had grown better. Later she had a slight stroke of apoplexy and grew weaker until the end came.

To her and her husband were born then children, one dying in infancy. Those living are as follows: John Peterson, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Ole C. Thompson, Neillsville; Henry Peterson on the home farm; Mrs. E. F. Hawkinson, Seattle; Theodore Peterson, Shortville; Mrs. Mark Thompas, Black River Falls; Mrs. Palmer Overlin, Irving; Alexander Peterson, Aberdeen, Wash.; Mrs. Roy Harlson, Black River Falls. Her husband still survives her; she leaves also 18 grandchildren. She was a woman who did well her part in life. She took good care of her home and family and leaves them the example of a life of usefulness and devotion.

The funeral will be held today (Thursday) at the Norwegian Church in the town of Albion, in Jackson County, the church of which she was many years a member.

Obit: Peterson, Torger (1844 - 1932)

----Source: Jackson County, Wis. Death Records

Torger Peterson (Aug 1844 - 20 Aug 1932)

Torger Peterson died 20 Aug 1932, Vol. 13, pg.167

Biographical Information

1900 Federal Census, Irving town, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States


Torger Peterson, white married male
Years Married: 33
Birthplace: Norway
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1867
Immigration Year: 1864
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway

Household Members
Torger Peterson Head M 56 (Aug 1844) Norway
Marit Peterson Wife F 57 (Dec 1843) Norway
Andrina Peterson Daughter F 23 (Nov 1877)Wisconsin
Theodore Peterson Son M 20 (Mar 1880) Wisconsin
Mathilda P Peterson Daughter F 17 (Jan 1883) Wisconsin
Hannah Peterson Daughter F 15 (Sep 1885) Wisconsin
Alexander Peterson Son M 12 (Jul 1888) Wisconsin
Gertie Peterson Daughter F 8 (Dec 1892) Wisconsin


Obit: Peterson, Mrs. Torger (1843 - 1921)

Contact: Carol Whiteaker

Does anyone know if the Mrs. E. F. Hawkinson listed in this obit is related to Warren E. Halverson (1942-) of Seattle? Warren E. is grandson of Hannah Martha Hawkinson (1883-1975) and g-grandson of Bernt Andreas (Haagensen) Hawkinson (1853 -1908) born in Trondheim, Norway and died in Menomonie, Wisconsin.



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