His parents were Niels Bent Peterson and Christina Larson Rasmuson.
Ervin Alder Nilsson Peterson and Leah Meonah Duke Peterson were the parents of Kenneth Alder Nilsson Peterson. After the death of Ervin and Leah...at a VERY young age, Leah dying of pneumonia and Ervin dying of Spanish Flu, Kenneth was left an orphan.
Margaret Jane Young and John Van Wagoner adopted Kenneth.
Margaret Jane Young and Leah's mother Sarah Sariah Young were sisters.