Elsa Dorothea Claeson

25 July 1891–24 November 1971 (Age 80)
Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Elsa Dorothea

When Elsa Dorothea Claeson was born on 25 July 1891, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, her father, Louis Waldemar Claeson, was 26 and her mother, Karen Persdotter, was 25. She married Edwin Ezra Vetter on 24 May 1912, in Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 24 November 1971, in Solvang, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ballard, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Ezra Vetter
Elsa Dorothea Claeson
Marriage: 24 May 1912
Dorothy Marie Vetter
Robert Lewis Vetter
William Edwin Vetter

Spouse and Children

24 May 1912
Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Louis Waldemar Claeson


    Karen Persdotter





    Jennie Carolina Claeson


    Walfred Claeson


    Margaret H Claeson


    Hannah Marie Claeson


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 2

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Clausen or one of its many cognates.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie D Claeson, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Elsa Vetter in household of Edwin Vetter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elsa D Vetter in household of Edwin E Vetter, "United States Census, 1930"

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