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Peder Knutsen HASLERUD
Ingeborg Pedersdatter BØHLER
Aslak Anderson TEIGEN
Gunhild Kittilsdatter HOUGEN
Peter Peterson HASLERUD
Cornelia Aslaksdatter TEIGEN
George Peter HASLERUD


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Julia Maria Johansdatter WETHE

George Peter HASLERUD

  • Born: 10 Nov 1853, Peterson, Fillmore County, MN
  • Baptized: 29 Aug 1856, Rushford 3
  • Marriage: Julia Maria Johansdatter WETHE on 3 May 1876 in Arendahl, Fillmore County, MN 1 2
  • Died: 14 Apr 1923, Peterson, Fillmore County, MN at age 69 4

   Cause of his death was Nephritis Chronic Myocarditis, Cerebral Hemorrhage.

   Other names for George were George Peder HASLERUD, George Peterson HASLERUD, Peder Pedersen HASLERUD and George Peder PETERSON.

  Death Notes:

Name: George Peterson Haslerud
Death Date: 14 Apr 1923
Death County: Fillmore
State File Number: 004303
Certificate Number: 004303
Certificate Year: 1923
Record Number: 376004

  Noted events in his life were:

• Notes. George is believed to be the first white child born in Rushford Township. [He was the second, but the first only lived to be 17]

• Census: Township 104, 1857, Fillmore County, MN. Line: 37, Roll: MN1857_2

25 38 Peter Peterson 32 M W Norway Farmer
Cornelia Peterson 33 F W "
Peter " 11 M W M.T.
Andrew " 2 M W "

• Census: Rushford, 1865, Fillmore County, MN.
114 Peder P. Haslerud
Cornelia "
Peter " Jr
Andrew "
Emily "
Adeline "
Egra Kines " [Ezrie Hines "?]
Anne Anderson

[page 6 of 17]

• Confirmation: Arendahl, 1 Aug 1869, Fillmore County, MN. 5

• Census: Rushford, 1870, Fillmore County, MN. page 12, line 27

93 93 Haster P P 46 Farmer 7000 1200
" Cornelia 47 Keeping House
" George 16
" Andrew 11
" Mary 18
" Adaline 3
Gulickson Neri 25 Farm Laborer
Halgerson John 27 "
Thompson Jane 16 Domestic Service
Anderson Cornell 64 "

[page 22 of 27]

• Census: Rushford, 1875, Fillmore County, MN. page 288

line 6, 87
P.P Haslerud 47 M Norway
Cornelia " 50 F "
George P. " 21 M Minn
Andrew " 20 M "
Mary " 16 F "
Adelina " 13 F "
Ann C. " 16 F " [?]

[page 22 of 29
Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905]

• Census: Rushford, 1880, Fillmore County, MN. Name RelationMarital StatusGenderRaceAgeBirthplaceOccupationFather's BirthplaceMother's Birthplace
George P. HASLERUD Self M Male W 27 MN Telegraph Operator NOR NOR
Julia M. HASLERUD Wife M Female W 26 NOR Keeping House NOR NOR
John D. HALGESON Other S Male W 30 NOR Railroad Sec. Hand NOR NOR
Minnie J. WETHE SisterL S Female W 13 NOR Attending School NOR NOR

Source Information:
Census PlaceRushford, Fillmore, Minnesota
Family History Library Film 1254619
NA Film Number T9-0619
Page Number 170D

• Census: Township of Rushford, 1885, Fillmore County, MN. page 20, schedule 1

141 Geo. P. Haslerud 31
Julia M. Haslerud 29
Peter Haslerud 6
John Haslerud 4
Albert Haslerud 1
John Decken 38
August P. ? 29

• Census: Rushford, 1895, Fillmore County, MN. page 33

Haslerud George 41
Haslerud J.M. 40
Haslerud P.G. 16
Haslerud John 13
Haslerud Albert 11
Haslerud G.C. 5/12
Docken John 48

[page 33 of 53]

• Census: Rushford, District 36, 1900, Fillmore County, MN. 1, 36, sheet 9, line 57

154 168 Haslerud P. head 46 Nov 1853 station agent
M Julia wife 44 Dec 1855
Johnny son 18 July 1881
Albert son 16 May 1884
Pequotte Julia adopted 4 Jan 1896
Haroldson Anne hired girl 14 June 1885

[page 18 of 22]

• Census: Peterson, 1905, Fillmore County, MN. p 5 of 6

Haslerud, George P. 52
Haslerud, Julai M. 49
Haslerud, John 23 brakeman
Haslerud, Albert 21 day labor
Haslerud, Julia 9


• Reference: Minnesota. Office of Public Examiner, Banks and banking, p237, 1908, MN. Of The Public Examiner.

At Peterson, Minn.
Incorporated May 15, 1908, No. 815.
C. M. Anderson, N. J. Amble,
G. P. Haslerud, Elmer Halverson,
C. E. Rectrum
July 15, 1908
Loans and discounts....................... $9,080.51
Banking house, furniture and fixtures..... 807.00
Due from banks............................ 6,404.44
Cash on hand.............................. 2,783.56
Other resources........................... 550.67


Capital stock............................ $10,000.00
Time certificates........................ 1,491.23
Deposits subject to check................ 7,983.92
Cashier's checks......................... 80.00
Other libabilities....................... 73.01

• Census: Rushford Township, 1910, Fillmore County, MN. 48 54 Haslerud, George P Head M W 56 M 33 - - Minnesota Norwegian Norwegian English Merchant Hardware
Julia M Wife F W 54 M 33 5 3 Norwegian Norwegian Norwegian 1866 English None
Peter G Son M W 31 M 10 - - Minnesota Minnesota Norwegian English Clerk Hardware Store
Cora S DghtrinL F W 27 M 10 1 1 Minnesota Norwegian Norwegian English None
George B Grandson M W 9 S - - - Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota English None
Albert G Son M W 25 S - - - Minnesota Minnesota Norwegian English Ti? Hardware Store
Julia adopted F W 14 S - - - Minnesota UnitedStates Norwegian English none

• Reference: Petersons Early History, 1913, Fillmore County, MN.
In 1876 the telegraph was installed in the station, G. P. Haslerud as agent. This year fifteen acres were platted and Prospect, Park, Mill, Centennial, Fillmore and Church and Murtel avenue were named.


G. P. Haslerud was agent at this station from 1874 until 1903. He resigned rather than pay exorbitant premiums demanded by suretie companies which bonded employes of the express company. He is now manager of the Peterson Hardware Company.

[Article from the Peterson Herald: Volume 5, Number 4
Peterson, Fillmore County, Minnesota, Thursday December 18, 1913]

• Census: Peterson, 1920, Fillmore County, MN. 1, 29, 1A

line 7
Fm 2 2 Haslerud, Geo P Head O F M W 66 M Farmer
Julia Wife F W 64 M 1869
John Son M W 39 S Clerk Hardware Store
Wethe, Thea sis-in-law F W 59 S 1869

• Cemetery: East Grace Cemetery, 1923, Peterson, Fillmore County, MN. HASLERUD, GEORGE P. 1853 - 1923 HUSBAND OF GUNHILD, SON OF PETER PETERSON and CORNELIA

• Obituary: Tri-County Record, 1923, Fillmore County, MN. April 26, 1923


George Peterson Haslerud, the first native born citizen of Peterson, passed away from this life April 14, 1923. He was born in Peterson, Minn., November 10, 1853. He lived with his parents and attended the local schools until 1871, when he matriculated at the State University, where he spent one year. Returning to Peterson in 1872, he worked on a farm for one year, after which he spent three years as clerk in Mr. Holgerson's store.

On May 3, 1876 he was married to Miss Julia Marie Wethe, who for nearly forty-seven years proved herself a faithful and capable wife and companion. That same year Mr. Haslerud became the local station agent, a position which he held for thirty years. Prior to that time he had become telegraph operator.

In 1895 Mr. Haslerud, together with his brother-in-law, Mr. Ole A. Wethe, established the Peterson Hardware Co., of which he later became sole owner.

Pastors were few and far between in pioneer days, and Mr. Haslerud was old enough, befor[e] being baptized by Rev. U. W. Koren, to remember the ceremony very vividly. He was confirmed by Rev. Arne Boyum.

To Mr. and Mrs. Haslerud were born five children - all boys. Two of them died in early childhood. The three who survive their father are, Peter, John and Albert all of Peterson. Mrs. Julia Mundahl had her home with the family from the time she was about two years old and was to them also as one of their own. The deceased is also survived by his wife; five grandchildren; one brother, Mr. A. P. Haslerud and Mrs. Elmer Halvorson.

The departed one was in poor health for seven or eight years, but was on his feet most of the time until about two months before he died. He was a quiet man. I knew him only for three years, but found him very much interested in his soul's salvation. He always welcomed those who would talk to him about Jesus, pray or sing with him. Towards the last it was difficult for him to make himself understood, but he prayed much and told me several times that he was longing to go to his Savior. The salvation of those near and dear to him was always a burden on his heart.

The funeral took place Wednesday, April 18, at one o'clock from the house and at one thirty from the church where he had worshipped so many years. A. J. Agrimson led in prayer; speeches were given by Rev. Bakke in English and by Rev. Hanson in Norwegian. A quartette, composed of Mrs. A. O. Boyum, Miss A. Muriel Boyum, Orel Boyum and Carl Johnson, rendered two songs very beautifully; and Mrs. O. S. Petrum and Mrs. J. P. Quickstad sang a duet in a touching way. Miss Annette Hanson presided at the organ. The church was beautifully decorated, the floral offereings were profuse, and the church was filled with people who thus wished to pay their respects both to the dead and living.

The Pall bearers were: A. J. Agrimson, I. S. Boyum, Lars Olness, Ole I. Tollefson, Ole E. Tew and Hover Anderson. The interment took place in the cemetery belonging to the Peterson congregation.

George married Julia Maria Johansdatter WETHE, daughter of Johan Gunderson WETHE and Maren Christine Olsdatter HOGARDEN, on 3 May 1876 in Arendahl, Fillmore County, MN.1 2 (Julia Maria Johansdatter WETHE was born on 29 Nov 1854 in Eidsberg, Østføld, Norway 6 7, baptized on 25 Dec 1854 in Eidsberg, Østføld, Norway 7 and died on 27 Jun 1942 in Peterson, Fillmore County, MN 8.) The cause of her death was Hypostatic Pneumonia (1 wk).

  Marriage Notes:

married by Rev. Arne E. Boyum


1 MN: Fillmore Co., vigde 1856-1896 (Digitalarkivet), 1876 Arendahl 03.05.

2 Minnesota Offical Marriage System (MMS), A2-461A, Fillmore.

3 MN: Fillmore Co. døypte 1854-1883 (Digitalarkivet), 1371.

4 Minnesota Death Certificates Index, certid# 1923-MN-004303.

5 MN: Fillmore Co, konfirmerte 1860-1885 (Digitalarkivet), 111.

6 Kirkebøker, 1710-1923 (LDS), batch C423664, source 0255769.

7 Eidsberg: 1849-1856 (Arkivverket), 197, p123, 1854.

8 Minnesota Death Certificates Index, certid# 1942-MN-004219.

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