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Re: Peter Petersen born 1893 in Nebraska m Helene Christensen
Posted by: J Christiansen (ID *****5526) Date: August 23, 2012 at 11:28:28
In Reply to: Re: Peter Petersen born 1893 in Nebraska m Helene Christensen by J Christiansen of 1100

More about the Anton and Jorgina Christensen family

2 entries from Farmers' Directory of Walker Township, Platte County, Nebraska, 1923. [Abbreviations:
wf.: wife; ch.: children; O.: owner; R.: renter; ac.: acres; sec.: section; ( ): years in county]

1. Christensen, Anton C. Wife Jorgine; children Helena, Edna, Dora, Victor, Helga, Rudolph, Erling and Roy. P.O. St. Edwards, R. 1. O. 80 ac., sec. 15, and in Woodville Twp., O. 80 ac., sec. 22. (32.)

[Ah, so this is where St. Edwards is! I wondered. Here you can see Helena’s sister is “Edna.”]

2. Petersen, Peter. P.O. Lindsay, R. 1. O. 10 ac., sec. 11. (32.)

[No way to tell, from this record alone, if this Peter is your Peter Petersen. I couldn’t find him in 1920 in West Blue, York, Nebraska, but perhaps he is there and just didn’t show up in the search.]


1942 Property List, Walker Township, Platte County, Nebraska

Christensen, Anton C. St. Edward 970
Christensen, Rud G. St. Edward 20


Walker, Platte, Nebraska
Anton C. Christensen 69 born about 1871 in Denmark, naturalized citizen
Jorgine Christensen 63 born about 1877 in Denmark
Roy W Christensen 21
Rudolph Christensen 28

[The 1940 US Census is available and free to search online at I couldn't find Peter and Helene.]


2005 Obituary for Helena Petersen's sister Helga
[an excerpt, see link for more]

Helga Peterson, the daughter of Anton and Jorgina (Jacobsen) Christensen was born on March 15, 1909 in Platte County. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church at Rosenborg and received her education at Looking Glass School District #40. On September 2, 1930 Helga was united in marriage to Albert Peterson and to this union 2 children were born. They spent most of their married life farming in the St. Edward area… [She is survived by] 1 brother Roy Christensen and wife Irene of Filer, ID… Helga was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 3 brothers Rudolph, Erling, and Victor; and 3 sisters Edna Krogh, Helena Peterson, and Dora Thompson.

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