Name: KARIN Dortea PEDERSON
Given Name: KARIN Dortea
Birth: 6 Oct 1868 in Norway
Death: 22 Dec 1948 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA
Burial: 27 Dec 1948 Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, USA
ADDR: Memorial Park Cemetery
_NAME: Memorial Park Cemetery
Change Date: 26 Jul 2009 at 20:27
FILE: C:\Legacy\Pictures\Pictures\Abraham and Karen Peterson Anderson, 1945.jpg
Title: Abraham Peter and Karen Peterson ANDERSON
Note: Taken at Mason City, Iowa
Karin immigrated from Norway in 1887, a year before she married Peter Anderson. She was the mother of eight children
Thank you for your interesting letter. We are always interesting to hear from our relatives; sincle [sic] most of the family on my father's side imigrated to U.S., 4 our of 5 children.
When Norman, Henry, Alpha and Clarence visited up in 1973 we saw the likeness, - all slender.
We feel that their imigration must have been dramatic. Karen and Anna left Norway in 1887 - Karen was 19 years old and her sister Anna only 13. They both got big families over there.
We would be most grateful if there is som historic tales about their struggle until they were settled, - the boat trip, Ellis Island in New York where all imigrants passed through and the way to the midwest.
Enclosed please find a short history of Hans Pederson.
We are very grateful for the complete statistics Dora made up.
Then we wish you Marry Christmas and Happy New Year from Randi and Svenn Pederson."
«i» Doris Sather wrote about several family members including Karin Dortea Peterson Anderson.
Below, she wrote about Karin in 1983:«/i»
"Karen migrated to the United States in 1887. The trip across
the Atlantic took one month and was very unpleasant. She first
went to Philadelphia, PA and worked for a family for $1.00 a
month plus room and board.
Her mother had make a trunk full of new clothes for her to use
in America. The mother of the household she worked for took the
clothes for her two daughters and gave Karen some of the
daughter's old clothes in return. When her brothers, Ole and
Anton Pederson heard how badly she was treated, they sent money
for Karen to come to Northwood, IA.
Once in Iowa, Karen worked for a time at the Arlington Hotel,
She was 19 when married to Abraham Peter Anderson."
«i»The Mason City Globe Gazette published Karin's obituary on December 27, 1948.«b»«/i»
Mrs. Anderson Services Held«/b»
Rites Conducted at Mason City Chapel
Funeral Services for Mrs. Karen Dorotea Anderson, 80, who died
Wednesday, were held Monday morning at the chapel of the Meyer
funeral home with the Rev. Alvin N. Rogness, pastor of Trinity
Lutheran Church, officiating.
Mrs. Carl Carlson played obsequial music on the organ.
Mrs. Anderson was born in Oslo, Norway, Oct. 8, 1868. Her
parents were Peder Wilhelm Olson and Berta Indiana Anderson.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
She came to America when she was 19 and was married to Abraham
Peter Anderson, July 2, 1888. To this union were born 8
children. She was preceded in death by her daughter Nena, Nov.
29, 1913, a son, Henry, and her husband, Oct. 10, 1947. She was
also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Pallbearers were Henry Anderson, Calvin Anderson, Roy Janssen
and Robert Turnbull. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, the
Meyer funeral home in charge.
Father: PEDER Vilhelm OLESON b: 1844 in Vormsund, Norway
Mother: BERTHA GRENEIEI ANDERSON
ABRAHAM Peter ANDERSON b: 17 May 1860 in Norway
2 Jul 1888
in Northwood, Worth County, Iowa
- Change Date:
27 Feb 2008
- Ivan Axel Edvard ANDERSON b: 22 Jul 1889 in Livermore, Humboldt, Iowa, USA
- HENRY William Oliver ANDERSON b: 24 Jan 1891 in Livermore, Humboldt, Iowa, USA
- Arthur Roy Iden ANDERSON b: Sep 1892 in Bode, Humboldt, Iowa, USA
- Palmer Klarens Melvin ANDERSON b: Sep 1894 in Bode, Humboldt, Iowa, USA
- Hulda Marie Magdalena (Nena) ANDERSON b: 14 Jul 1897 in Bode, Humboldt, Iowa, USA
- Alfa Elida Dora ANDERSON b: Apr 1899 in Bode, Humboldt, Iowa, USA
- Norman Fridtjof Nansen ANDERSON b: 18 Mar 1901 in Lake Mills, Winnebago, Iowa, USA
- Palma Cora Ellenora ANDERSON b: 29 Aug 1909 in Lake Mills, Winnebago, Iowa, USA