Grace Louise Norlin


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Adolph Gustov Peterson was born March 26, 1879, in Varmland, Sweden, and died May 9, 1951, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 72. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. He is the son of Andres Peterson and Kristine Peterson.

Grace Louise Norlin was born January 6, 1887, in Sheridan, Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI, and died January 3, 1951, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 62. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. She is the daughter of August Matias Norlin of Nordanå, Åmots Bruk, Åmot, Gästrikland, Sweden, and Louisa Andersdotter of Sweden.

Adolph Gustov Peterson and Grace Louise Norlin were married June 22, 1904, in Wisconsin.

Adolph Gustov Peterson and Grace Louise (Norlin) Peterson had five children:

  1. Norlin Alexander Peterson: Born October 29, 1905, in Illinois; Died March, 1985, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL (age 79). Married July 25, 1928, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, to Violet H. Erickson: Born April 19, 1903, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died November 23, 1954, at a local hospital, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL (age 51). Interment in Arlington Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. Her parents: Charles and Anna Erickson. Daughter: Ann Janice Peterson (born September 28, 1935; Died July 31, 1997), who married June 29, 1958, at First Lutheran Church, Freeport, Stephen Co., IL, to Thomas E. Ciha (Born May 6, 1935; Died September 10, 2004). Thomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ciah of Solon, IA.
  2. Fayette Louise Peterson: Born May 18, 1909, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died May 13, 2002, in Prather, Fresno Co., CA (age 82). Married to George Ragner Anderson: Born June 1, 1899, in Illinois; Died November 1974, in Los Angeles Co., CA (age 75). His father: Ben J. Anderson, living in Biggsville, Henderson Co., IL, in 1918. Their child: Bennie Juan Anderson: Born June 25, 1933, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died October 17, 2007, in Simi Valley, Ventura Co., CA (age 74).
  3. Cecil Laurell Peterson: Born March 22, 1914, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died June 29, 1996, in Lancaster, CA (age 82). Married April 23, 1940, in Dubuque, IA, to Doris Lewis: Born March 12, 1919, in Hattiesburg, MS; Died January 9, 1983, in Panarama, City, CA (age 63).
  4. Hilda Grace Peterson: Born November 2, 1922, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died December 25, 1988, in Miami, Dade Co., FL (age 66). Married (1) December 6, 1941, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, to Robert G. Fredrickson: Born January 11, 1918, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL; Died Wednesday, September 16, 1992, at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL (age 74). Buried in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL. Lived in Loves Park, IL, in 1951. Robert received a divorce from Hilda about June 17, 1954, upon the grounds of desertion since January 30, 1953. Hilda Grace (Peterson) Fredrickson than married about 1980 to Unknown Stein: Born Unknown.His father is Oscar C. Fredrickson, 1516 12th Avenue, Rockford, IL. Robert then married Saturday, June 23, 1956, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, to Dorothy Helen Pottinger.
  5. Lane Allen Peterson: Born June 18, 1925, in Waupaca Co., WI; Died November 1, 2001, in Loves Park, Winnebago Co., IL (age 76). Married to Beverly M. Unknown: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married June 27, 1946, in Winnebago Co., IL, to Genevieve Lee Baldwin: Born January 29, 1926, in Eldon, Wapello Co., IA; Died July 24, 2009, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL (age 83). Genevieve then married September 1, 1956, in Dubuque, IA, to Anthony J. "Tony" Jenulevich: Born .

Grace was born at 3:00 p.m. in Waupaca, WI (home was at Sheridan). The second child of August Norlin. She was a seamstress and a housewife.




TIMELINE

Adolph Gustov Peterson was born March 26, 1880, in Varmland, Sweden.

Grace Louise Norlin was born January 6, 1888, in Farmington Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.


Waupaca Republican - Waupaca, WI -  January 19, 1894

SHERIDAN

We understand that Mr. A. Peterson of Waupaca, has purchased the blacksmith shop here owned by Aug. Norlin. We are sorry to lose Mr. Norlin and wish him success wherever he may go.

Leigh Larson note: This is probably Adolph Gustov Peterson, who eventually married Grace Norlin in 1904.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900 shows August Norlin (age 43) born November 1856 in Sweden of Swedish parents is a blacksmith living in Lind Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 14 years, Louisa Norlin (age 39) born January 1861 in Sweden of Swedish parents. Four of her eight children are still alive. Also in the household were their children, all born in Wisconsin: Grace Norlin (age 12) born January 1888; Willie Norlin (age 9) born January 1891; Mae E. Norlin (age 4) born April 1896; and Ester L. Norlin (age 2) born June 1898. Also living in the household was Louisa's mother, Mary Anderson (age 64) born November 1835 in Sweden of Swedish parents, with her only child alive. August is shown as having emigrated from Sweden in 1882 and had Pa naturalization. Louisa is shown as having emigrated from Sweden in 1884.

Adolph Gustov Peterson and Grace Louise Norlin were married June 22, 1904, in Wisconsin.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905 shows Adolph Peterson (age 25) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents is a Blacksmith renting his home and living in the 3rd Ward, City of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Grace L. Peterson (age 16) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910 shows Adolph Peterson (age 30) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1895 and naturalization papers applied for and married for five years is a blacksmith in his own shop and living in Lind Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Grace Peterson (age 22) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents who has both of her children living. Also living there are their children: Norlin A. Peterson (age 4) born in Illinois; and Fayette L. Peterson (age 4/12) born in Wisconsin.


On September 12, 1918, the WWI Draft Registration Report shows Adolph Peterson, born March 26, 1880 is a Blacksmith working for himself and living at RR3, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI. His nearest relative is Mrs. Grace Louise Peterson, with the same address.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 15, 1920 shows Adolph Peterson (age 39) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1895 and a naturalized citizen in 1900 who is a blacksmith in his own shop and living in Lind Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Grace Peterson (age 31) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents. Also living there are their children: Norlin Peterson (age 14) born in Illinois; Fayette Peterson (age 11) born in Wisconsin; and Cecil Peterson (age 5) born in Wisconsin.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1930 shows Adolph G. Peterson (age 50) born in Sweden to Swedish-born parents and emigrating in 1895 and a naturalized citizen who was first married at age 24 who is a blacksmith in a blacksmith shop who owns his own home with real estate worth $2,000 and living in Lind Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Grace Peterson (age 42) born in Wisconsin to Swedish-born parents and married at age 16. Also living there are their children, all born in Wisconsin: Cecil L. Peterson (age 16); Hilda G. Peterson (age 7); and Lane A. Peterson (age 4-9/12).

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1940 shows Adolph G. Peterson (age 65) born in Sweden and a Naturalized Citizen, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of School, is a married Janitor Watchman at a Lady wear Retail Department Store who owns his home worth $3,500 and is living at 324 Adam, 1st Ward, City of Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Grace L. Peterson (age 58) born in Illinois, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of School.

Grace Louise (Norlin) Peterson died January 3, 1951, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 62.

Adolph Gustov Peterson died April 26, 1951, in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL, at age 72.


Adolph Peterson was born in Varmland, Sweden, Died in Rockford, IL. Buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford, IL. He went to Chicago in 1900 to work for Fred Norlin making surgical instruments by hand for doctors. He bought August Norlin's Blacksmith shop at Lind Center, WI 3-2-1908. He put shoes made out of rubber on Fanny Arbuckle's horse. He moved to Rockford in 1936 and went to work for the Hudson Manufacturing Co. He got a job there because he knew how to install a line shaft to power several machines from one shaft. The other employees could not figure out how to put the shaft up in a straight line. He became superintendent and worked there until his death, dying from a fractured neck suffered in a fall down a flight of stairs at the home of a daughter.

Adolph was the oldest son and he came to the U.S.A. on a cattle boat and was naturalized 6-17-1913 after petitioning 6-12-1913.


Lane A. Peterson, Sr., was the Mayor of Loves Park, IL, from 1969 to 1973.


Thomas E. Ciha, Clinton, IA, May 6, 1935 - September 10, 2004

Thomas E. Ciha, age 69 of Clinton, died Friday, September 10, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Clinton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2004 at the Lemke Funeral Home - North Chapel, 2304 N. 2nd Street, in Clinton where after 7 pm there will be a time for sharing thoughts and memories of Tom. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Solon United Methodist Church, Solon, Iowa where there will be a period of visitation one hour prior to the services. Family graveside services will be held at the Oakland Cemetery in Solon. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Tom's memory. Online condolences may be sent for Tom's family through our website @gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Tom's family and local arrangements. Thomas E. Ciha was born May 6, 1935, near Sutliff rural Johnson County, Iowa the son of Wesley and Lois (Longerbeam) Ciha. He graduated from Solon High School in 1953 and from Coe College in Cedar Rapids in 1957. He held the position of Chief Psychologist of the Rockford Public Schools, (Rockford, Illinois) and later the Mississippi Bend Area Education Association in Iowa from which he retired in 2000. He was a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists. His family includes his three children, Clay Ciha and his wife, Laura of Naperville, IL, Neysa Ciha of Huntington Beach, CA, and Eric Ciha and his wife, Pam of Theresa, WI; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Joshua, Cory, Conrad, Tanner, and Abigail; brothers and their wives, David and Kay Ciha of Kalona, and Larry and Corleen Ciha of Hackensack, MN. His parents, Wes and Lois Ciha, preceded him in death.