Petterson Ancestor’s obituary


Akaroa township, Canterbury, New Zealand - tak...
Akaroa township, Canterbury, New Zealand – taken from the end of wharf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Obituary  –  Akaroa –   118 – April 1924  CHCH Press Snippets:
PETTERSEN – Last week saw the passing of the oldest resident in the Akaroa — of Mrs J. Pettersen. who was 95 years of age,  born in Vifby,  in the Islands of Gotlands
south of Sweden in 1828.  In 1873 she came to NZ with her husband and  2 children.  on ship Cardigan Castle, another son was born on the voyage,  —–
fellow passengers were, Mr and Mrs C. Fredericksen,  now of Akaroa, who celebrated their Golden wedding last year. internment at Le Bon’s Bay Cemetery
——  lots more.

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  1. One of the original Swedish couples – born in Visby, Gotland island, Sweden.


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