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Peter Jensen Setbacken
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Birth: Nov. 10, 1851
Jevnaker
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Sep. 24, 1932
Lake Preston
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA

Peter and his brother Hans went to Lake Preston, Kingsbury County, South Dakota in May of 1880 to file claims for their homesteads. The men spent their first winter in a "dug-out" in 1880 on one of the homestead properties. Anna, Peter's new bride came one year later after the sod house was built. They spent that winter living through the blizzard of 1880 1881. Peter and Anna resided in Lake Preston until 1898 when they move to McMinville, Tenn. for Ann's health. Peter and Anna lived in Tenn. for two years, but moved because the children suffered from Malaria. The next eight years were spent in Cythiana, Indiana. Peter worked as an Engineer in the flour mills at that time. Peter and Anna returned to Lake Preston bringing with them a card load of lumber to enlarge the house on the homestead and to build another on the "Tree Claim" across the road. Peter farmed the land until he died the victim of a stroke in 1931. Peter was a member of the School Board, a promoter of flourmills, and an engineer of such flourmills. Anna remained at the homestead until her death in 1935. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jens Hansen Hansen Setbakken (1822 - 1877)
  Elizabeth Helena Setbacken (1821 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Mathea Berge Setbacken (1855 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Peter Julius Setbacken (1879 - 1967)*
  Linda Bolette Setbacken (1881 - 1886)*
  Ludwig Bernard Setbacken (1887 - 1931)*
  Louis Elmer Setbacken (1889 - 1965)*
  Hans Ambrose Setbacken (1891 - 1969)*
  Alice Boletta Setbacken Johnson (1892 - 1971)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Setbakken Engebretson (1844 - 1929)*
  Jorgine Setbacken Ness (1846 - 1939)*
  Helena Setbacken Solem (1849 - 1929)*
  Peter Jensen Setbacken (1851 - 1932)
  Inger Jensdatter Setbacken Bakke (1854 - 1937)*
  Hans Jensen Setbacken (1857 - 1947)*
  Karen Jensdatter Setbacken Torgrud (1859 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake Preston Cemetery
Lake Preston
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Roberta DeBoor
Record added: Feb 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65265509
Peter Jensen Setbacken
Added by: B. Thompson
 
 
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- Roberta DeBoor
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