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family home. They lived there for seventeen years. Edwin's mother, Hilda, became ill and died on October 12, 1953, at the age of 80 years, after a few months illness. After her death, Otto moved into the home of Edwin and Amy, where he lived until his death at the family home, two years later at the age of 84 years.
Edwin, Amy and their four children - three daughters and one son - were all members of the Erickson Lutheran Church.
Edwin Peterson Family - 1981. Left to Right: La Verne, Eienor, Amy, Edwin, Carolyn and Clarence.
Evelyn LaVerne was born August 22, 1938. She received her education at the Hilltop and Erickson schools, and later attended Teacher's College in Win nipeg. She taught school at Beausejour, where she met Robert Uhl, and was married there on August 6, 1960. (refer to Bob Uhl)
Elenor Amy was born September 9, 1941. She also attended Hilltop and Erickson schools and later took a business course in Brandon. She worked for several years in Brandon and Winnipeg, at the Toronto Dominion Bank and is now employed by the Bank of Commerce. Elenor was married December 19, 1964 to Allan Glougie. They made their home in Winnipeg and had four daughters. Elenor and Allen were divorced in 1974 and Elenor still resides in Winnipeg with her daughters. Her oldest daughter, Dawn, is 21 and is working in Winnipeg. Shannon 17, Kelly 12, and Lesli 9 are all going to school.
Olive Carolyn was born November 10, 1944. She at tended Hilltop and Erickson schools and later took nurses training at the Misericordia Hospital in Winnipeg. She worked for a few months in the Erickson Hospital in 1966, before returning to the University of Manitoba, where she obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Degree. Carolyn taught at Children's Hospital in Winnipeg, and is now teaching at Grace Hospital. On November 14, 1970, Carolyn was married to Wayne Vogt of Winnipeg. They have one son, Daniel, who is five years old.
Clarence was born on November 6, 1954, and attended Hilltop and Erickson schools. After finishing high school, he took a carpenter's course and later a welding
course at Assiniboine College in Brandon. He was em ployed by Manitoba Hydro for two years at Gillam and South Indian Lake. He also had a welding job in Victoria for one winter and worked for some months at Hay River, N.W.T. He is presently living on the home farm, and working at a carpenter's job.
Edwin Peterson farmed until his retirement. He had a heart attack in 1969, from which he never fully recovered, and died at the Erickson Hospital on March 6, 1982. He is buried in the Erickson Cemetery. Amy is presently living with their son, Clarence, on the home farm.
Elsie Peterson (Otto and Hilda's daughter), was born June 28, 1906. She attended Hilltop School and grew up in the district, but later went to Winnipeg to work. On December 8, 1925, she was married to Samuel Hibner of Winnipeg. Sam was employed by C.N.R. as a chef for many years. After his retirement, they moved to White Rock, B.C. They have one daughter, Beryl, who is married to Peter Larsson. They live in Winnipeg and have two children, Walle of Winnipeg, and Kimberly, who is now Mrs. Richard Enright of Lac Du Bonnet. Sam died in 1978 an Elsie continues to live in White Rock.
Elenor Peterson (daughter of Otto and Hilda) was born February 8, 1911. She received her early education at Hilltop School and moved to Winnipeg at age 12, to further her education. She worked as a stenographer at Eaton's until her marriage to Stewart Gordon. They lived in Winnipeg for a few years and later moved to Ed monton, where Stewart was employed as Personnel Manager at Woodwards Department Store until his retirement. They still live in Edmonton. They had one daughter, Grace, who married Gordon Cruikshank. They have three children; Diane, Allan and Mary Wynn, who are all living in Edmonton.
PETERSON, PETER (P .K.) AND HELMINE
by Florence Widdicombe
My paternal grandpa and grandma, Peter Korolius and Bergithe Kaspara (nee Iversen) Pettersen, were blessed with their fourth son, my father, February 4, 1886 in Sputvik, Vesteralen, Norway, on the 69th parallel of latitude in the "Land of the Midnight Sun". He was named Peter, the same name as his father. As a young lad, my father spent much time at sea in the fishing in dustry. But the children numbered ten and making a living was difficult. So in 1907, at 21, and speaking no English, he, along with his friend, Martin Bergeson, immigrated to Canada via the Lusitania, following glowing reports of the "good life" in that great land across the sea. The ticket from Hull, England, was $62.00. Due to a sty in his eye, Peter was held in quarantine at Montreal while Martin went on to Erickson to his brother Emil, who had immigrated in 1900.
Peter and Martin soon reunited and went to work on the CPR at Moosomin for a year. Their plan was to return to Norway when they had earned the price of a ticket back. However, when they learned in Winnipeg that the return ticket would be $IS0.00, they abandoned