Otto Lund Petersen

2 November 1894–29 October 1977 (Age 82)

The Life of Otto Lund

When Otto Lund Petersen was born on 2 November 1894, in Denmark, his father, Jens Christian Pedersen, was 28 and his mother, Caroline Vilhelmine Schultz, was 25. He married Katie Johanne Madsen on 12 February 1917, in Exira, Audubon, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Wheatland Township, Day, South Dakota, United States in 1930. He died on 29 October 1977, in Kent, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 82.

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Otto Lund Petersen
Katie Johanne Madsen
Marriage: 12 February 1917
Freda Peterson
Ruby Julette Petersen
Viola Olivia Petersen
Otto Madsen Petersen Jr

Spouse and Children

12 February 1917
Exira, Audubon, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 20

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Otto L Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Otto L Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otto L Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"

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