Born: 9 Aug 1859, Trysil, Norway
Married: 1 Jul 1882, Holmes City twp, Douglas Co, MN
Died: 29 Nov 1937, Zahl, Williams Co, ND
Buried: Riverview cemetery, Williston, Williams Co, ND
Spouse: Carl Alfred Petterson
Parents: Engebret Persen Lobeck
Inger Olsdatter Nordgarn Støa
newspaper article ~ Williston, ND. Ca 1935
Mrs. Carrie Petterson
Mrs. Carrie Petterson at 76 years of age still enjoys her needlecraft hobby which she has practiced since she came to America nearly 70 years ago and today she enjoys working on her mother’s old spinning wheel.
The pioneer Williston homesteader, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. L.B. Dochterman of this city, still cards her own wool, spins it on the old wheel and knits mittens, hose and warm caps for her grandchildren and others. She has made several crocheted bedspreads and many pieced quilts. The old spinning wheel, given her by her mother, is more than 90 years old.
Mrs. Petterson was born August 9, 1859 at Trysil, Osterdalen, Norway. She came to the United States with her parents when she was eight years old. They settled in Douglas County, Minn., in May 1867 where her father filed on a homestead 15 miles southwest of Alexandria, Minn.
The Williston woman attended common schools there and grew to young womanhood in Minnesota. She was married to Carl Alfred Petterson on July 1, 1882 in Douglas county. After their marriage they farmed about three miles from her old home and in 1887 they moved to Lowry, Pope county, Minnesota where Mr. Petterson and his brother-in-law, I.E. Lobeck, built the first hotel.
In 1907 Mrs. Petterson came west to Divide county to prove up a homestead after which she operated a restaurant at Appam until 1918 when she moved to Williston to make her home with her daughter.
Besides Mrs. Dochterman there is another daughter, Mrs. Ellen Berg of Zahl, N.D. Four other children have passed away. She has two brothers, I.E. Lobeck of Appam and Rev. J.E. Lobeck of Anniwa, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. O. Refsdal of Cook, Minn.
Mrs. Petterson, a staunch Lutheran, can recall many incidents of early Minnesota homestead life. Today she has a copy of her father’s diary which he kept daily from the time the family left Norway in 1867 to 1894. It contains many interesting facts on weather, crops and prices .