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Hjalmar "Olle i Skratthult" Peterson
Birth: Feb. 7, 1886
Munkfors
Värmlands län, Sweden
Death: Jun. 24, 1960
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Hjalmar Peterson, who performed as bondkomiker "Olle i Skratthult", was born February 7, 1886 in Munkfors, Värmland, Sweden to Johannes Petersson and Kristina Karlsdotter. Olle was America's most beloved Swedish-language entertainer of the 20th century. His recording of "Nikolina" sold over 100,000 copies prior to the great depression. After spending his later years performing for the Swedish Branch of the Salvation Army, he passed away June 24, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mora Grace Peterson (1911 - 1949)
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 14, Lot 238, Grave 6
 
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Record added: Apr 07, 2008
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RIP Hjalmar. My grandpa Harold (Pete) Peterson was your adopted son with Olga. I wish I could've met you in person.
- Jennifer Nichols Moore
 Added: Mar. 3, 2013
Tack Olle!
- Ann
 Added: Mar. 1, 2011
God Jul, Olle
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 25, 2008
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