BioA: Petersen, P.K. & Stene (Gold - 1931)

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----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 12/31/1931

Petersen, P.K. & Stene (Gold - 30 DEC 1931)

On Wednesday morning at 11:00 o’clock about one hundred fifty friends and relatives gathered at the assembly hall at Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) to help Mr. and Mrs. P.K. Petersen celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. The hall was beautiful decorated and the Danish congregation present the happy couple with a gold basket of yellow roses. Rev. Mikkelsen officiated at the ceremonies.

Stene Hansen and P.K. Petersen were united in marriage in Denmark on December 30, 1881 and left for America February 26. They came to Hutchinson, Minn., on March 23, 1882. In order to reach the home of friends, they had to walk twelve miles in a snow storm.

Mr. Petersen was employed as a brick maker at Hutchinson for eleven years when he decided to come to Withee with several other Danish families who formed a colony at Withee. They have lived in this vicinity ever since.

Four children were born to this union: Ben, Anna, Sina and Clara, all of Withee, who with the four grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Petersen, helped them celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Wednesday.

Besides the celebration in the assembly hall, many guests and relatives gathered at the Petersen home in the evening and were pleasantly entertained.

The out of town guests who came to help Mr. and Mrs. Petersen celebrate their happy event were Nels Nelsen of Wendling, Ore., a nephew of Mrs. Petersen, and N.P. Nelsen of Askov, Minn.



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