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Christiana Olsen Petersen
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1852, Denmark
Death: Dec. 29, 1940
Ruskin
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA

Christiana Olesen was born in Klitten, Asdal, Hjorring, Denmark, on December 11, 1851, the seventh child of Ole and Else Marie (Pedersdatter) Christensen. Christiana came to the United States in abt. 1871, at the age of 20, and upon arriving, she married her fiance, Christian Petersen, in New York. Immediately, they moved west to Missouri and Iowa (for 7 years)and in 1878 settled 4 miles south of Ruskin, Nebraska, where they lived for 37 years. They moved to Ruskin in 1915, where Christiana has resided for 25 years. Her husband, Christian, preceeded her in death by 15 years.
(submitted by Jean Jorgensen)

Christiane Olsen was born in Asdal Sogn, Klitten Hjorring, Denmark, December 11, 1852, and passed away December 29, 1940, at the home of her son Wilbur Petersen in Hardy with whom she had made her home the past several years. She had attained the age of 88 years and 18 days. In September, 1871, she came to the United States and on October 1, 1871, was united in marriage to Chris Petersen. To this union were born four sons and four daughters. Three of the daughters and the husband have preceded her in death. Surviving are the four sons, Wilbur of Hardy, James of Wisconsin, Peter of Iowa, Lawrence of Hardy, and one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Houtwed of Ruskin; also 32 grandchildren, 18 great grand children, many other relatives, and a host of friends. Funeral service were conducted January 2 at the home of her son Wilbur Petersen in Hardy and at the Bethany church (sic) south of Ruskin, with interment in the Ruskin cemetery. -- Ruskin Items
The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, January 9, 1941; pg. 5
(Submitted by Peggy Duey 4-27-2010)

Note: The records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) indicate Kristiane Olsen was born on 11 December 1851. The birth records for Asdal Parish, Denmark, record. "Opslag 15 - Christiane Olesdatter, 11 dec. 1851.data_kirkeboeger_C062_B_011_02c05c06." (Kirke is Danish for church). Also, "Christiane Olesdatter, b. 11 December 1851, Klitten, Asdal, Hjorring, Denmark. (Record #0451977." The Denmark census records, in 1870, show that she is living at parent home, a seamstress. Church records show she was christened on 26 December 1851, Asdal, Klitten (#7434047 Sh#75). These records also show that she was witness to the baptism of Inger Marie Nielsen (her sister, Hannah's child).
Even though the gravestone indicates Christiana was born in 1852, I will leave the date of birth, above, at 1851.
(Submitted by Jean Jorgensen)
The three daughters that preceded Christiana in death would be Mariette Petersen, Oline Petersen and Luella (Mrs. Chris Gregersen). 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ole Kristensen (1814 - 1894)
  Else Marie Pedersdatter Kristensen (1821 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Christian Petersen (1839 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Ollie Petersen Houtwed (1879 - 1957)*
  Lawrence Petersen (1888 - 1971)*
  Luella Petersen Gregersen (1892 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maren Amine Olesdatter Thomsen (1840 - ____)*
  Kristen Kren Olsen (1841 - 1931)*
  Christian Olesen (1845 - 1923)*
  Johanne Olesdatter Nielsen (1845 - 1928)*
  Maren Olesdatter Knudsen (1847 - 1919)*
  Anna Olesdatter Johnson (1849 - ____)*
  Christiana Olsen Petersen (1852 - 1940)
  Oline Elsine Olesatter Nielsen (1854 - 1943)*
  Marie Olesdatter Fredriksen (1856 - 1918)*
  Martinus Olesen Klitten (1858 - 1924)*
  Elvine Christine Olsen Jeppesen (1861 - 1931)*
  Dusine Olsen Iversen (1863 - 1946)*
  Peter Klitten Oleson (1865 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MY HOPE IS BUILT ON NOTHING LESS THAN JESUS BLOOD AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
 
Note: See husband's bio
 
Burial:
Spring Creek Cemetery
Ruskin
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot 221, Grave 4
 
Created by: Jean Jorgensen
Record added: Oct 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43424976
Christiana <i>Olsen</i> Petersen
Added by: Peggy Bargen Duey
 
Christiana <i>Olsen</i> Petersen
Added by: Jean Jorgensen
 
Christiana <i>Olsen</i> Petersen
Added by: Jean Jorgensen
 
 
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