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Updated: 30 January 2011

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The Pederson/Peterson family came from Jonkoping, Sweden. The Minnesota family farm can be see at Google maps.

Descendants of Franz (Frank) August Pederson (Peterson) b. 1850 in Sweden, d. 27 March 1931 in Chisago, Minnesota, USA. He married Christina Magnuson/Magnusson (b. 1853 in Sweden, d. 26 Dec 1933 in Chisago, Minnesota, USA. She came to America in 1869. (Possibly buried in Giard Cemetery, Giard, Clay, IA) They had 11 children:
1. Gustav Emil b. 1875 in Sweden, d. 26 May 1943 in Lindstrom, MN
2. Gustaf b. about 1877 in Sweden (possibly same person as above?)
3. Alfred b. 1878
4. Hilda Marie Pederson b. 23 May 1881 on ship crossing the Atlantic, d. 26 Dec 1963. She married Walter Demetrius George (b. about 18 May 1871 in Chicago, IL - 25 Aug 1958 in Havana, Cuba). They had 4 children.
5. Arthur b. 1887 in Minnesota
6. Oscar Hjalmar (07 Sept 1889 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN - Jan 1973 in Minneapolis, MN). He married Violet Susan Gallagher (25 Oct 1899 in Anaconda, Montana - 23 April 1956 in Minneapolis, MN). They had 3 children.
7. Edna (02 May 1891 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN - 30 Oct 1966 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN). She had a son, Einar W. Peterson (22 Jan 1912 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN - March 1977 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN).
8. Lilly J.b. August 1893 in Minnesota
9. Lillie (possibly same person as above?) b. August 1893 in Minnesota
10. John M.(30 May 1896 in Lindstrom, MN - 06 June 1984) married Borghild I. (1892 - 1967)
11. Herman (05 May 1898 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN - 12 Jan 1972 in Lindstrom, Chisago, MN)

4. Hilda Marie Pederson b. 23 May 1881 on ship crossing the Atlantic, d. 26 Dec 1963. She married Walter Demetrius George (b. about 18 May 1871 in Chicago, IL - 25 Aug 1958 in Havana, Cuba). They had 4 children:
1. Halien D. George (15 May 1906 in St. Paul, MN - 25 July 1963 in Pasadena, CA) married Virginia Rowley.
2. Mildred Marie George (06 June 1908 in St. Paul, MN - 11 Nov 2001 in Lansing, MI) married Dean Charles Gaston (22 Nov 1909 in Hannibal, MO - 08 July 1984 in Jackson, MI). They had 4 children.
3. Ralph D. George 22 Feb 1911 in St. Paul, MN - 23 Dec 2003 in Honolulu, Hawai'i) married Margaret Montgomery. They had 5 children.
4. Irene George married Chester (Chet) J. Cuzynski (15 May 1925 in Toledo, OH - 20 Sept 2004 in Perrysburg, OH).