Peder Pederson Teigen Info

The following information was authorized for reuse by Scott Meeker and the now defunct website previously located at: ; Peter Peterson (Petersen), Peder Pederson Teigen, Private, Company B, 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, “The...

Peterson Family Overview

The Peterson family emigrated to America during the mid to late 1800’s, primarily from Luster, in the Sognefjorden region of Norway.  Peder Pederson Teigen (b. 1809) had three sons that decided to emigrate:  Peder in 1861, Hans in 1864...

Johnson Family Overview

The Johnson side of the family came primarily from Ringebu, in the Gudbransdalen Valley, which means “God’s Shining Valley.” One great source of information came from this web site and has information going back to 0A.D. Jens Olsen...

Genealogy Overview

Over the past few years, I have started working on the Peterson family tree. This has entailed gathering quite a bit of data from numerous sources and entering it into a family tree database. My biggest worry in working on this project is...

Marble

The discovery of marble in 1873 by Sylvester Richardson created the town of Marble. The marble from this quarry has been used for many famous structures including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C. Marble shut down when the...

Montezuma

Montezuma grew up near the site of Colorado’s first silver discovery in 1863. With the transportation problems, the camp grew slowly, with a population of around 200 in the early 1870′s. By the mid 1880′s, Montezuma had two stores, two hotels...

Ghost Towns Overview

Some people think of a ghost town as being a “movie set” panorama with a full complement of vacant buildings complete with doors swinging in the wind and the howling of the breeze through holes in walls. Others think of a ghost town as being a...

Elk Hunt 2000

As a group, we had quite a successful hunting trip this year.  There were six elk and one buck that were taken.  For me, I wasn’t able to take anything as I only possessed a bull tag.  As my luck would have it over five days, I was able to find...