Obit: Christopherson, Peter (1846 - 1924)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 08/07/1924

Christopherson, Peter (22 JUN 1846 - 13 JUL 1924)

Peter Christopherson was born June 22, 1846 in Trondhjem, Norway. In the spring of 1872 he came to this country and with the exception of a short time, he lived on his farm 3 ½ miles northeast of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. Twelve years ago he sold the farm and moved to Greenwood, where he resided one year and then moved to Riverside, Mont.

Deceased had been ailing for some time and was taken to a hospital at Williston, N.D., where he died July 13, 1924, having reached the age of 78 years and 20 days. His wife died twenty years ago.

Mr. Christopherson was the father of eight children. Seven of the children survive, one died in infancy. The surviving ones are Carl, John, Ole, Andrew, Mattie, Clara and Gena, all residing out west.

He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and one sister and a brother, the latter two still living in the old country.

Funeral services were held from the local United Lutheran Church last Thursday afternoon, Rev. M.K. Aaberg officiating. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.



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