F, b. 2 February 1884, d. 26 July 1975
Hoffman and Marie (Lønberg) Peterson, 1910
BIOGRAPHY OF MARIE EMILIE LØNBERG by Anita Cooper
Marie Emilie Lønberg was born on February 2, 1884 at Sct. Johannes Sogn (District), Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father died in 1900 when she was 16 years old. She worked at Illums Department Store in downtown Copenhagen as a secretary for the owner. She spoke Danish, English, Swedish, Norwegian and German. Family strife caused her, at the age of 25, to leave Copenhagen for the United States. She traveled on the S.S. United States under contract number 3053. She arrived at Ellis Island on August 24, 1909. Her destination was listed as Fort France, Ontario, Canada, which is just across the Rainy River from International Falls, Minnesota. She was living in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota when she met Jörgen Hoffman Peterson, son of Peder Pedersen and Johanne Peders-Datter. They were married on August 11, 1910 at Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota.
After ten years of marriage, Marie decided to take her three daughters home to her family in Denmark. She and May stayed with her sister Anna; Esther stayed with sister Bertha; Helen stayed with sister Ingeborg. After a year, the girls were speaking fluent Danish and had almost forgotten English. Marie could not find suitable employment and the family situation was less than pleasant. Marie and the girls returned to Texas. Marie worked as a practical nurse, nanny and housemaid for affluent families in Houston. Hoffman attained a passport in 1921 but no records have been discovered of him using it. She and Hoffman remained separated until his death in 1948.
On September 8, 1950, Marie married Paul Emil Carlson, a retired cement finisher and native of Sweden. Marie and Paul lived at 7922 Adrian Street in Houston. Paul died in 1962. Marie enjoyed excellent health all of her life. On July 26, 1975, at 91, she died of old age. She was buried at Forest Park East, Webster, Texas. Marie Emilie Lønberg
in 1884 Polk County, Minnesota; is listed in the Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 [database online]. Orem, UT, edited by Conrad Peterzen. Reel 2, Code 4, Volume D, Page 446. She was born on 2 February 1884 at Sct. Johannes Sogn, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father died when she was 16 years old. She was worked at Illum's Department Store in Copenhagen as secretary to the store owner.
She emigrated on 24 August 1909 from at Copenhagen, Denmark, arriving at Ellis Island, New York, on the S. S. United States. She was 25 yrs old and listed her destination as Fort France, Ontario Canada under contract number 3053; occupation - waitress; Friend: Nels Holbeck, Moorehead, Minnesota.
She emigrated on 29 April 1910 from Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada; from Fort Frances, Ontario (arrived Montreal, Aug 25, 1909 aboard the SS "United States"), port of arrival - International Falls, Minnesota; age 26, occupation - waitress, speaks English, no relatives, passage paid by Self, Friend: Nels Holbeck, Moorehead, Minnesota, paid $20 head tax status Class-B, #10647; Height - 5' 4", Complexion - Fair, Hair - Brown, Eyes - Blue, Distinguishing Marks - Scar on upper lip; Admitted 4/29/1910, Ferry. She lived in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota. She married John Hoffman Peterson
, son of Peder II Pedersen
and Johanne Peders-Datter
, on 11 August 1910 at Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota; Witnesses were Andrea M. Jensen of Moorhead, Minnesota and Fred J. Krogh of Fargo, North Dakota; ceremony performed by Rev. N. J. Peterson, an ordained Minister, Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Marie was 26, Hoffman was 47 yrs old. The 1920 Federal Census enumerated her as head of household on 31 January 1920 Clark Street Road, Justice Precinct 1, Harris County, Texas; Hoffman Peterson, age 56, emigrated 1880, naturalized 1890, can read and write, born Denmark; wife Marie, age 36, emigrated 1910, alien, can read and write, born Denmark; Esther, age 6, born North Dakota, Helen, age 4, born North Dakota, May, age 2, born Texas. Marie Emilie Peterson took her three children to Denmark for a year; passport no. 24743; sailed to Denmark aboard the "United States" on May 19, 1921, returned aboard the "Oruna" from Southampton March 26, 1922, arriving in New York on April 17, 1922 from 19 May 1921 to 17 April 1922.
She and John Hoffman Peterson
separated when Helen was 11 or 12 years old. in 1927. The 1930 Federal Census enumerated her as a member of John Hoffman Peterson
's household; Peterson, Herman - head, m/w/64/married, born Denmark, parents born Denmark, language Danish, a miller at a dairy, land owner, valued at $1600. The 1940 Federal Census enumerated Marie Emilie Peterson as a member of Lee Daniel Cooper's
household; , worked as a collector for an auto dealer. Marie Emilie Peterson married Paul Emil Carlson
on 8 September 1950 at Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Marie Emilie Carlson died on 26 July 1975 at Houston, Harris County, Texas, at age 91 of cerebrovascular accident and was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.