Chresten / Christen Pederson, John M. and Vera Edna (Boyd) Pederson, Johanna Pedersen 


In 1910 Hitchcock County, Nebraska, Vera Boyd is 13, daughter of John E. 53and Rachel A. 47 Boyd.  They have also James J. 18, Simon P. 16, George M. 11, Susan  V. 9, Eura F. 6, and Anna J. 3.

John proved up  a quarter in 33, 6N 49W in 1914.

J.M. Pederson, 28, married Vera Edna Boyd April 23, 1917 in Holyoke, the ceremony performed by Rev. W. T. Russell.

He registered with a Fleming address, saying he was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 27, 1888, and was naturalized, married, farming in 6N 49W.

In 1920 Logan County, J.M. Peterson is 31, Vera Edna Peterson 23, born in Nebraska, with June Waunita 1 and newborn Lloyd Lydell Peterson.

In 1930 Logan County John M. Pederson is 41, born in Denmark, married to Vera, 33, Nebraska.  They have June 12 and Lloyd 11, both born in Colorado.

In 1940 Fremont County, Colorado, John is a salesman in a drug store, Vera no occupation.  They have Lloyd 21, a restaurant cook, and Glennis 8.

Lloyd L. Petersen enlisted in the Army October 29, 1942 at Pueblo, Colorado.

FindAGrave # 111125860 has John Maurice Pederson 1888-1959 and Vera E. 1896-1968 buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont County.

Lloyd Lydell Pedersen born Feb 23, 1919 in Colorado, died July 17, 1988 in Los Angeles, mother's maiden name Boyd.

Glennis Lee "Babe" Harmon went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2012.  She was born in Sterling, CO, on July 31, 1931, to Vera and John M. Pedersen, who preceded her in death; along with her husband Wayne of 56 years; and a son and daughter.

She is survived by brother in-law Dan Harmon of Rio Rancho, N.M.; three children, Patrick Harmon and Michael (Shelley) Harmon of Caņon City, and DeVera (Tom) Atwood of Penrose; and extended family, Dennis (Virginia) Truitt, Vickie (Dennis) Weller, Tim (Diane) Andrews, and Vickie Lyon.  She also leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and numerous foster children whom she loved dearly.

Friends and families may celebrate her life at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Faith Bible Fellowship in Canon City, CO. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home.



October 7, 1888 Chresten Petersen, born about 1834, left Hamburg on the Deutschland for New York. Household members were Anna, 47, Peter 18, Christine 14, Caroline 9, Hans 8, and Botilde 7.

ANOTHER is the one born Feb 5, 1840 in Howe, Denmark, arriving 1868, marrying Karen Bodholdt Sep 1, 1876 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

He died May 8, 1928 in Ringsted, Emmet County, Iowa

ANOTHER is the day laborer in 1900 Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, born Sept 1845 in Denmark, single, living with eight other single men in Mason City.

ANOTHER is the Christen Pedersen in 1880 Kearney County, Nebraska, 31, with Kristine 28, Johane 6, Dorothea 3, and Christian ten months - all were born in Norway.

In 1900 Kearney County Chris, 51 and Christena, 48, have Sara, 10, born in Nebraska.

Christen J. Pedersen 1856-1938 and Kjerstine J. Pedersen 1854-1911 are buried in Free Mission Cemetery, Kearney County.

Chresten timber-claimed a quarter in 25, 6N 49W in 1896.

Otto PETERSEN was born Otto OTTESON
Changed his name from Otteson some time in the US. They first settled in Chicago , later to Minden NE. First 3 children born in Denmark.

born 2 Dec 1857 Marriage 8 Apr 1878 Died 8 Sept 1935

Wife was Kjerstena RASMUSSEN
Born 21 May 1854 Thesdent Juland Denmark  Died 27 Nov 1922

8 Children:

1. Adolphena Petersen (Phena)
Born 15 Aug 1878
Marriage on 14 Aug 1906 to Jake JACOBSON - he died 11 Sept 1947
SHE died 26 Nov 1941

* 2. Katherine (Katie) PETERSEN
Born 6 July 1880
Marriage to Willie NELSON who died 20 May 1960
SHE died 13 June 1964

3. Anna Elizabeth (Lizzie)
Born 8 Mar 1883
Marriage 5 Sept 1900 to Anton ESTERGARD who died Dec 1945
SHE died 6 June 1954

4. Chris
Born: 22 Dec 1885
Marriage 11 Oct 1911 to Carrie JACOBSEN who died 22 Oct 1965
HE died 8 Mar 1954

5. Edward
Born: 7 July 1887
Married: 14 June 1922 to Marie LARSEN
He Died: 11 July 1971

6. Mary
Born: 11 Aug 1890
Married: 4 July 1914 to Willie (Bill) ANDERSON who died 12 Apr 1965
SHE died 19 Mar 1965

7. Petra
BORN: 27 Jan 1893
Marriage: 19 Feb 1913 to Harry YOUNGSON who died Sept 1979
She died 17 Aug 1971

8. Lillie
Born: 9 July 1895
Marriage: 19 Apr 1922 to Albert RUNDQUIST who died 26 Sept
1967 ?
She died: 13 Oct 1973



Johanna cash-claimed a quarter in 27, 9N 49W in 1891 - that's a dozen miles north.

Johanna Pedersen married Thomas Thompson November 4, 1899, the ceremony performed by C.H. Fechtenburg -  (Claus H. Fechtenburg was the pastor of St. John's First Danish Lutheran Church in Denver in 1900)

February 1890 "Married - By Rev P.L. Stanton, Mr. Lars Holde to Miss Johanna Peterson, both of Fleming, Logan, Co."


Also in February 1890 "Married - at the residence of Mr. J.W. Roland, in Sterling, on Friday, the 21st of Feb., by Rev. P.L. Stanton, Mr. Peter Peterson and Miss Carrie Johnson, both of Leroy."

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