Viggo PETERSEN

Male 1894 - 1977  (83 years)


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  • Name Viggo PETERSEN 
    Born 10 May 1894  Vindelev, Vindelev, Nørvang, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Record
    Birth Record
    Viggo Pedersen
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 08 Jul 1894  Sogneprosten Kirken Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Claus Hansen Grube of Vindelev is sponsor.
    Residence 1922  Gadbjerg Parish, Tørrild, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Ship manifest states that the last residence of passenger was Gadbjerg, Denmark.
    Immigratn 19 Apr 1922  New York, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Viggo arrived in the United States aboard the "Olympic" which set sail from Northampton, England and arrived in the port of New York on April 19, 1922. Viggo is listed on the ship manifest as "Viggo Pedersen," his hometown is listed as Gadbjerg, Denmark. He claimed that he was coming to the United States permanently and that he had a ticket to his final destination. He intended to go to his friend Marius Iverson at 75 Portland Ave Richfield St Minneapolis (sic). He had $25.00.

      SS Olympic
      Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1911 and named Olympic. Southampton-New York, WWI troopship, Trans-Atlantic ( 1920-24) service. Largest liner in the world 1911-12. Sistership to Titanic. Last remains broken up in Scotland in 1937.
    Immigratn 11 Sep 1929  [4
    • Viggo entered the United States in New York a second time in 1929 aboard the "SS United States" which originated from Copenhagen, Denmark. He is listed as 35 years old, a farmer, born in Vindelev, Denmark. His destination is Minneapolis, Minn.
    Cen-Head 08 Apr 1930  Edina, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1930 census at 6600 France Avenue South, Edina, Hennepin, MN shows Vego Peterson, 36, b. DENMARK, parents b. DENMARK, immigrated 1922. He is listed as a lodger, hired man on a dairy farm, the head of household is Nels Neilson.
    1930 Census
    1930 Census
    Viggo Petersen
    Naturalization 17 Oct 1939  Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Naturalization Papers
    Naturalization Papers
    Viggo Petersen
    Naturalization Papers
    Naturalization Papers
    Viggo Petersen
    Cen-Head 16 Apr 1940  6548 France Ave S, Edina, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1940 census at Edina, Hennepin, MN shows Viggo Petersen, 44, b. DENMARK, 1935 residence, same house, operator, dairy farm; Svea, 42, b. SWEDEN; children b. MN: James, 8; Donald, 4. Also enumerated are 5 farm helpers.
    Military Note 1942  Edina, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • In 1942 Viggo registered for the WWII draft, he gives his birthdate as 5-10-1895 in Denmark. He states he is a farmer working for J. A. Robinson at 66th & France Ave in Edina.
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    Died 15 Sep 1977  Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Dawn Valley Cemetery, Bloomington, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I3119  mm
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2018 

    Father Nis Christian PEDERSEN,   b. 19 Apr 1850, Båstlund, Ringive, Nørvang, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1934, Smidstrup, Gadbjerg, Tørrild, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Karen Marie DVINGE,   b. 29 Sep 1854, Bredballe, Hornstrup, Nørvang, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1923, Tykhøjet, Gadbjerg, Tørrild, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1875  Hornstrup Parish, Nørvang, Vejle, DENMARK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Svea Ingaborg SUNDBERG,   b. 17 Jan 1898, Sunnanö, Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, SWEDEN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1986, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1931  Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F1970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S249] Ellis Island Online.

    2. [S615] Vejle Board @ ancestry.com, KarenB_Reib, (Nov. 2007).

    3. [S1030] Danish Parish Records, (www2.sa.dk).

    4. [S695] New York Passenger Lists, US Customs, Immigration and Naturalization Service, (The Generations Network, Provo, UT, Ancestry Date, 2006).

    5. [S93] 1930 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1930, Ancestry Date, 2002).

    6. [S94] 1940 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1940, Ancestry Date, 2012).

    7. [S621] Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration, National Archives and Records Administration, (Washington D.C., Ancestry Date, 2007).

    8. [S1] MKM, Compiler: McGoldrick, Mary Kennon.