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 Peter Iverson

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Peter Iverson

  • Birth 3 Feb 1845 Norway
  • Death 2 May 1913 Kensett, Worth County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Kensett, Worth County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Lot 57
  • Memorial ID 9593865

Peter Iverson Ødegaardstuen obviously dropped his Norwegian "surname" after he came to the US, and used the name we recognize: Iverson. Peter took his oath as a new citizen of the United States on February 18, 1874 at Algona, Iowa. He was a carpenter by trade.
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From the Kensett News, 08 May, 1913
OBITUARY - Iverson
"Still another of Worth County's oldest citizens has passed to the other side. One more has laid aside the tools of his trade, ceased the activities of life, but left a record for diligence and patient application which has made him much respected among Kensett people. Of sturdy character and unassuming mien, his quiet ways won admiration and appreciation from the many who learned to know him in the years of residence here.
Peter Iverson was born in Gulbrandsdalen, Norway, Feb. 3, 1845 and died at his home in Kensett May 2, 1913, aged 68 years, 2 months and 29 days. With his mother and brother he came to this country in 1864, arriving at St. Ansgar in July, where they made their home. Jan. 2, 1870, he was married to Louisa Baker of that place. To this union were born thirteen children, three of them dying in early infancy. Three sons and seven daughters survive him. All were present at the funeral except one daughter in Canada, who was unable to be present. A brother, Gilbert Iverson, of Emmons, Minn., and a sister, Mrs. Pederson, of Osage had also been here. About 1876 Mr. and Mrs. Iverson came to Kensett, and they have lived here continuously since, Mr. Iverson following his trade of carpenter. He had been working in his shop up to within a few days of his last sickness, which was of about a week. He was a member of the United Lutheran church, joining at its organization. The funeral was conducted Sunday, simple services at the home being followed by the sermon in the U.L. church. Both Revs. Pederson and Rogers took part in the services, which were impressive. There were many present and the flowers were in great profusion, the many friends and the business men furnished beautiful floral offerings. Interment was made in the Kensett cemetery."

From the same newspaper:
"We desire to express our most sincere thanks to all those who came to our assistance with sympaty and material aid in our time of trouble.
We wish especially to thank Mrs. Cleophas for her beautiful songs, also those who contributed the floral offerings and all who helped make the funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Peter Iverson and famly."
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Newspaper unknown (probably Kensett News)
Mrs. Charley Aplin, Mrs. Ole Aplin and Mrs. Bert Finch arrived Wednesday of last week from Timmer, N.D., called here by the fatal illness of their father, Peter Iverson.
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In addition to the children shown on this page, Peter & Lovica had 3 children who died in infancy: a son, Gilbert b. 05 Oct 1870, d. 09 Oct 1870; Elsie Kezia b. 20 Nov 1873, d. 02 Oct 1874; Arthur Lorenzo b. & d. 24 Feb 1891. We can assume, but have no proof, that the first two infants are buried in Kossuth County, and that Arthur is buried in Kensett Cemetery. There was one more daughter, Ella Amelia, b. 22 June 1880. She married Algie Bratton, and they moved to Canada.



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  • Added: 13 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9593865
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Iverson (3 Feb 1845–2 May 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9593865, citing Kensett Cemetery, Kensett, Worth County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Darlene (contributor 46635178) .