When Elsie Marie Pedersen was born on 23 February 1912, in Badger, Kingsbury, South Dakota, United States, her father, Anders Sondergaard Pedersen, was 37 and her mother, Bertha Marie Nielsen, was 28. She married Harold B Nelson on 3 June 1935, in Kingsbury, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Brookings, Brookings, South Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 25 March 2004, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 92.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.
Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.
English: variant of Peterson .