from a full plate tintype


    christened: August 11, 1802
    Uvdal/Opdal, Numedal, Norway
    Came to USA: March 1857
    Died: February 3, 1890
    Badger, Iowa
    married: (?)
    KIRSTE (Kristi - Christi) JOHANNSDATTER
    born: 1828-29
    Halling, Norway

    Their daughter:

    born: July 10, 1871
    Leland, Winnebago Co., Iowa
    Bap. on October 23, 1871
    Norwegian Methodist Church in Forset City, IA
    died: July 25, 1932
    Minn., Minnesota
    married: December 11, 1888 to:
  • GUSTAV ANDERSON OYDEGAARD (Later: Gus Andrew Pederson)
    born: September 21, 1868
    Winnebago Co., Iowa
    Died: April 8, 1938
    Marion Co., Oregon

    An 1880 census shows "Becky" as adopted to Nels Knutson Jeveny (1826-?) and Gunelde Jensdatter(March 1830/32-?) She had a sister Lena Larsen and a "half" brother John Johnson. Her name appears as Betsy Knutson, Rebecca Paulson, or Rebecca Helen Knudson, and finally Rebecca H. Peterson. She had ten children from 1890 to 1909! these PETERSON's were:
    CLARA ANNETTE(1890-1977) married Morris and Winans
    ANDREW NATHAN(1891-1957) married Annie (?)
    GERHARDT PALMER(1892-14 days)
    PALMER GERHARDT(1894-1895)
    EMMA HELEN(1895-1957) married Selman
    ALMA AMELIA(1897-197?) married MacRust, Huwe and Crites
    RUTH JOSEPHINE(1899-1947) married Glover
    CLARENCE RASMUS(1901-1980) married Bergene
    HELMER TILMAN(1905-1981) married Glover
    CLIFFORD JAMES(1909-1984) married Iverson
    (more details on request)

    Other Family Names in my genealogy, (so far):
  • Berg
  • Bergene
  • Buffham
  • Crawford
  • Hines
  • Rogge
  • Ryerson
  • Peterson/Oydegaard

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