Name: Ole PETERSON
Birth: 15 FEB 1861 in Norway
Death: 17 SEP 1956 in Lowell, Polk County, Minnesota
Burial: 20 SEP 1956 St. Pauli Cemetery, Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Emigration: 1880 from Norway to America
Religion: Charter Member: joined St. Pauli Norwegian-Lutheran Church with wife and 2 childen on 3 Jan 1895
Change Date: 22 DEC 2011
1883: homesteaded in northern Minnesota
1900 Census: River Falls Township, Red Lake [now Pennington] County, MN: Olaf (39), Anna (44), Amanda M. (12). Living with a boarder named Aleck Anderson (48, born in Sweden).
1910 Census: River Falls Township, Pennington County, MN: Ole (49), Anna (54). Living with a boarder, Carl Swanson (19, born in Sweden)
1920 Census: River Falls Township, Pennington County, MN living with son-in-law Ole Odegaard and his family. Listed as a laborer on the railroad.
1930 Census: River Falls Township, Pennington County, MN. Still living with sone-in-law Ole Odegaard and family; listed with no occupation.
From Pennington County History (1976): Grandfather Ole Peterson was born in Norway in 1861 and came to America at age 20. He worked as a farm laborer and finally after carefully saving his money, he took a homestead in 1883 in northern Minneosta. Thie section in River Falls Township later became the town of Hazel. He married Sarah Hestekind. They had four children, but three died and the only survivor was Amanda, my mother. These old timers really toiled for a living, they cleared the small fields for seeding, had water and mosquitoes to contend with, walked the cow from Hawley to the homestead in Hazel and built log houses.
About 1903 when the Soo Line Railroad came through, a land agent wanted grandfather to sell land for a town, so, this was done and land was plotted to strets and avenues such as North Central, Minneosta, 1st and Main which would become the town of Hazel. Dad (Ole Odegaard) gave up his farming, went to selling woolen goods and 1908 joined a partnership including Ole Peterson, Ole Odegaard and Paul Borgie and built the Hazel Mercantile Store. Hazel grew rapidly for a number of years, then declined until today is nothing.
Father: Peter OLSON b: 1835 in Norway
Mother: Anna GUTUMN b: in Norway
Anna (Annie SARAH) ANDERSDATTER b: 10 AUG 1854 in Etnedal, Valdres, Norway
- Note: 1900 Census
- Amanda M. PETERSON b: 5 JUN 1887 in Minnesota
- Arthur PETERSON b: 1897
- Pauline PETERSON b: 1891
- Oscar PETERSON