Petersen, Severine "Berthea" (Spetland) By Fireside at Water Street House, Granville

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Title

Petersen, Severine "Berthea" (Spetland) By Fireside at Water Street House, Granville

Description

Photo of Severina "Berthea" (Spetland) Petersen (Mrs. Joe Petersen). Photo taken just before World War 2 at the Petersen home, 22 Water Street, Granville.

Mrs. Petersen was born on 29 Oct 1878 in Norway. In 1895 she came to America, arriving in New York City. The family later came to Granville, living on Old Westfield Road then moving to 22 Water Street in 1919. Her husband Joe worked at the drum shop.

Mrs. Petersen died on 2 May 1970 and is buried in the Silver Street Cemetery.

The picture over the fireplace says, "Home Sweet Home" and is still in the Petersen family. It was carved by Trygve Petersen, Mrs. Petersen's son, around 1929 on the back of a panel from an Armour meat crate. See 2018 photos.

Note on back of photo spells name "Peterson" but correct spelling is "Petersen."

This image was shared on the Granville FB Community Forum on 24 Sept 2018. Thanks to the Petersen family and friends who contributed to the story of this photograph.

Date

Mrs. Petersen: Late 1930's or early 1940's.
Home Sweet Home: Photos taken 26 Sept 2018 in Granville.

Contributor

Petersen family and friends.

Rights

Granville Public Library Historical Room

Citation

“Petersen, Severine "Berthea" (Spetland) By Fireside at Water Street House, Granville,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/43.

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