Mette Jensen Christensen Peterson


Mrs. Christ Peterson died at her home in Hutchinson at 3 o'clock Monday morning, Dec. 5, (1927) her death being the result of a long illness. Although Mrs. Peterson was not so ill as to be confined to her bed, she had been suffering with heart trouble for the past four years, and lately her condition grew gradually weaker, until the end came.

Mette Jensen Christensen was born In Kjerblling, Vejle, Denmark, on Feb. 5, 1858. She was 69 years old at the time of her death. On March 21, 1883, she was married to Christ Peterson, in the old country, and immediately after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Peterson immigrated to America.

They located at first at Oxford, New Jersey, and here their two eldest sons, Sophus and John, were born. In 1887 they moved to Janesville, New Jersey, and this was the birthplace of the third son, Christ. In 1889 the family came to Minnesota locating on a farm north of Hutchinson, and since that time they have made their residence near and in Hutchinson. Four children were born there, the family numbering seven children, who survive, with their father: Sophus, living at Superior, Wisconsin; John of Silver Lake; Christ of Minneapolis; Hans M., Miss Anna and the twin daughters, Miss Martha and Miss Marie, residing here. All the children, with the exception of Christ, were at the bedside of their mother during her last illness. The latter, who had been on a business trip in California, returned here this week and came yesterday to attend the funeral. E. M. Oistad of St. Paul also came to attend the funeral.

Funeral services, which were to be on Thursday, will be held tomorrow afternoon, Dec. 10, at 1:30 from the home and at 2 o'clock from the Nazareth Danish Lutheran church, the Rev. C. G. Aaberg of Minneapolis and the Rev. J. Th. Lund of the Main Street Danish Lutheran church officiating. A quartet of the latter church will sing three favorite hymns of the deceased.

Pallbearers will be Nels P. Jensen, Birk Peterson, AIf. Sorensen, James Landbo, P. J. Petersen and H. P. B. Petersen.

Condolences are extended to the Peterson family by their many friends in Hutchinson and community.

submitted by Carl C. Bloomquist
source and date unknown

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