Anna Benrud Peterson

07-09-2005-15-47-54-734ANNA BENRUD PETERSON  (2/19/1879 – 9/28/1959)

Anna Josephine Peterson was born near Cashton, WI, daughter of Anton and Maria (Dokken) Peterson (later changed to “Benrud”).  She was baptized in March 1880, at home at Cashton.  Her sponsors were Joseph and Olava Lee.  She was confirmed by Rev. Nodvedt at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Cashton on December 9, 1894.  She attended Woodard school for her elementary education.  On June 26, 1897, she was married by Rev. Gulbrandson to Hans Peterson (1873-1941).  They farmed for some time at Cashton, until they moved to Exeland, WI.  They farmed there until they retired and returned to Cashton in 1939.

Anna and Hans Peterson had seven children: Minerva, Mrs. Palmer Jothen (1900-1990); Hazel (1902-1902); Helen, Mrs. Andrew Mathison (1904-1997); Alice, Mrs. Paul Aronson (1906- ); Clara, Mrs. Marvin Peterson (1908-1998); Herman (1912- ); and Verna, Mrs.Maurice Christensen / Glen Olson (1916- ).