John Benrud

07-09-2005-15-38-13-875_edJOHN BENRUD (12/31/1877 – 8/11/1951)

Carl Johan Peterson was born near Cashton, WI, son of Anton and Maria (Dokken) Peterson (later changed to “Benrud”).  He was baptized January 20, 1878, at the North Coon Prairie Lutheran Church, and confirmed November 13, 1892, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He attended the Woodard school at Cashton.  On December 20, 1899, he married Laura Errickson (1881-1970) and farmed in the Cashton area from 1900 to 1904.  He was employed in granite work at La Crosse for a year, and then returned to Cashton and farmed until 1918, when they moved to Broderick, Sask.  They farmed in the Broderick area and at Glenside, Sask. until 1931, when they moved to Riverhurst, Sask. where he was engaged in the draying business until 1946, when they moved to Los Angeles, CA.

John and Laura Benrud had five children: Edna, Mrs. Donovan Cottrell / Wilbur Kirk (1900- ); (Stella) Ruth, Mrs. Andrew Dahl (1902- ); Myrtle, Mrs. Oscar Tweten (1904-1999); Lawrence (1906-1986); and Vem (1921-1953).  They were married 52 years.