Gertrude Peterson

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Grete Abrahamsdatter Godal

Also Known As: "Gertrude/Gertie/Gerta Peterson"
Birthplace: Godal seter, Gjerpen, Telemark
Death: March 10, 1928 (59)
Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States
Place of Burial: Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Knudsen and Rine Lovise Hansdatter Knudsen
Wife of Christian Peterson
Mother of Andrew Peterson and Clara Wilhelmina Bates
Sister of Hans Kristian Abrahamsen; Anne Marie Abrahamsdatter Dahl; Ole Abrahamsen Godal; Line Gunelia Abrahamsdatter Godal; Thea Abrahamsdatter Lia and 2 others

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About Gertrude Peterson

Remark: An exact evidence that Grete Godal = Gertrude Peterson has not been found, but we know from the church book and the obituary that both emigrated at the age of 18. The date of birth and the father's name from the death certificate are also exact the same as for Grete Godal. According to the obituary, Gertrude was born in Christiania (the old name of Oslo, the Norwegian capital), while Grete was actually born in Gjerpen in Telemark county. Even if there is some distance between these places, it was not unusual that Norwegian Americans from the whole region was said to be born in Oslo. Similar examples are found for people originating from other parts of Norway. For instance, it could be said about someone originating from Fjaler, Sogn og Fjordane that he or she was born in Bergen, which is the largest city in that region

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Gertrude Peterson's Timeline

June 1, 1868
Godal seter, Gjerpen, Telemark
March 21, 1893
Age 24
North Mankato, Nicollett, Minnesota, United States
April 27, 1896
Age 27
March 10, 1928
Age 59
Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States
Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States