Olga Katherine Petersen

16 June 1913–22 January 1985 (Age 71)
Battle Creek, Ida, Iowa, United States

The Life of Olga Katherine

When Olga Katherine Petersen was born on 16 June 1913, in Battle Creek, Ida, Iowa, United States, her father, Anton Petersen, was 36 and her mother, Christina Christensen, was 33. She married Russell Lowell Ferry on 11 January 1957, in Iowa, United States. She lived in Oto, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Kedron Township, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 22 January 1985, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cushing Cemetery, Cushing, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Russell Lowell Ferry
Olga Katherine Petersen
Marriage: 11 January 1957

Spouse and Children

11 January 1957
Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Anton Petersen


    Christina Christensen




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 4

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Age 19

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Alger Petersen in household of Antone J H Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Olga Petersen in household of Anton Petersen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Find A Grave Memorial ID 73281726

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