Selma Peterson

Female16 February 1885–30 September 1977

Brief Life History of Selma

When Selma Peterson was born on 16 February 1885, in Bosebo, Jönköping, Sweden, her father, Peter Johan Karlsson, was 62 and her mother, Christina Andersdotter, was 39. She married Esaias Johanesson on 6 October 1905, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Söndra, Jönköping, Sweden for about 16 years and Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. She died on 30 September 1977, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Union Cemetery, White Bear Lake, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Esaias Johanesson
Selma Peterson
Marriage: 6 October 1905
Evelyn Marie Stolpe
Amy Christine Stolpe
Alice Viola Stolpe
Verna Sylvia Stolpe
Edgar Bernard Stolpe
NN Stolpe

Sources (35)

  • Selma Stolpe in household of A J Stolpe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Selma Peterson - birth: 16 February 1885; Bosebo, Jonkoping, Sweden
  • Selma Peterson, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1905Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

    Age 8

    The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 24

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).

    Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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