Hjalmar “Olle i Skratthult” Peterson

Hjalmar “Olle i Skratthult” Peterson

Munkfors, Munkfors kommun, Värmlands län, Sweden
Death 24 Jun 1960 (aged 74)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 14, Lot 238, Grave 6
Memorial ID 25826997 View Source

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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