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Christina Peterson

Christina Peterson
b. 29 April 1833, Orserum, near Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Peter and Anna Brita (Jonson) Peterson
d. 20 January 1907, Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 26 April 1856, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Charles “Carl” J. Anderson
b. 23 October 1833, Grenna, Smaland, Sweden
d. 10 September 1921, Independence Lake, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Children with Charles J. Anderson:
• Alfred John (1857-1935) married Nellie Elizabeth Englund
• Theodore Emanuel (1858-1926) married Louisa Matilda Anderson
• Fred William (1861-1927)
• Oscar Amel married Anna Christina Johnson
• David Clarence (1866-1941)
• Anna Lydia (1868-1937) married Oliver Thompson
• Nancy Amelia (1871-1892)
• Medora Christine (1873-1953) married Erland Klas Lind
• Emma Charlotte (1875-1951) married Alton J. Stenseth
• Mary Josephine (1879-1916) married Bryant O. Benjamin

Christina’s family came to Indiana about 1852 via New York. She left the state between August 1856 and February 1857 for Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Her son, Oscar Amel, changed his surname to Allen.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI

Anna Brita Jonson

Anna Brita Jonson
b. 10 March 1806, Grenna, Sweden
d. 5 January 1869, Vasa, Goodhue County, Minnesota

m. 1829, Sweden
Peter/Pehr Peterson/Pehrson
b. 24 July 1807, Grenna, Sweden, to Par/Peter and Maria (Jaensdotter) Parsson, Sr.
d. 27 October 1854, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Children with Peter/Pehr Peterson/Pehrson:
• Johan Peter (1832-1853)
• Christina (1833-1907) married Carl “Charles” J. Anderson
• Jonas (1835-1844)
• Inga Lotta (1838-1924) married Eric Norelius
• August (b. 1840)
• Charlie Carl (1843-1894)
• Jonas (1846-1896)

In 1852, the parents and six living children immigrated to the United States on the ship, Tanners. They settled in West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, where Peter Peterson became the spiritual father to his fellow Swedes living in the area. He and his oldest son, Johan Peter, died in the cholera epidemic of 1853-54. After living in West Point for four years, the family moved to Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI