Andrew & Carolina Peterson
Andrew F. Peterson b. Feb 1851 Sweden, immigrated 1871, naturalized
1878. Wife Carolina (some in family claim her last name was Bardstrom but I haven't been able to find any proof)she was b. Dec 1852 Sweden, immigrated 1873, naturalized 1878. I find them in the 1880 census in Pittsfield, Warren Co., PA living with Andrew's brother, M. Loss Peterson, and sis-in-law, Lisa A. (both from Sweden). Andrew and Carolina had the following children (that I know of):
1. Gustav/Gustaf b. abt 1875 PA
2. Emily Marie b. Feb 1877 PA
3. Hilda M. b. June 30, 1878 PA
4. Esther A. b. Nov 1879 PA
5. Mossie E. b. Aug 1881 PA
6. Carl E. b. March 18, 1884 PA
7. Nettie F. b. Nov 1885 PA
The family is living in Jamestown City, Chatauqua Co., NY in 1900 and
brother, M. Loss and wife, Lisa Anna, are living with their widowed
daughter, Emily Erikson.
By 1910 I can not find Andrew & Carolina, but their daughter, Esther,
is living at and working as a servant for John E. Blair in Warren
Borough, Warren Co., PA. M. Loss has died and Lisa Anna is living
with Emily, who has remarried a Victor Midwell. They are in Youngs-
ville Borough, Warren Co., PA.
In 1920 I find Andrew and Carolina living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
They are running a boarding house and Andrew is a night watchman in
a greenhouse (at Lincoln Park). Their son, Gustav, is living with
them and is listed as a widower.
In a letter (dated 1918) to Hilda, her "Sister" announced her marriage to a E. W. Peterson. He was in the Navy (this was WWI). He
is described as ten years her senior and a business man in civillian
life. The letter was signed "Sister", but I believe her to be Nettie.
I can find no further entries for E. W. Peterson in the 1930 census.
Hilda married Martin Strait Lewis, Jr. 1907 San Bernardino Co., CA.
Carl married Nanny or Nancy about 1905 and they evidently divorced
(after the birth of two sons) because Carl is listed as living with
Elizabeth, his wife, in the 1930 census of Chicago, Cook Co., IL. and
Nanny is living with one of her sons in Chatauqua Co., NY.
Of the others I have no record. Does anyone recognize this family?