Monday, February 24, 2014

Photo Number 1498

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Mother Alviede Peterson  Craigs Photos
The photographer is o.A. Osmonson of Northwood, Iowa.
A lovely young lady with a bit of a Puritan look to her with the ruffled white collar and the huge sleeves.
Mother Alviede Peterson back  Craigs Photos
In pencil very faintly Alvildde Alvilde
Mother Alvilde Peterson Nelson
Thanks for stopping by!
Update: Info from Jacqi
Alvilde Marie Peterson Nelson November 15, 1878 in Minnesota, died December 12, 1972 in California.
 1880 Census: Parents are Ole O and Malinda Nelson born in Norway.  Children Sven and Alvilde.
Alvilde married John H Nelson Their children are Marie, Luella, Arnt (1906 -1983), Norman, Gladys, Milo, Joy (1915 -2010, Amy, John (1920 -1999)
They lived in California in the 1950's.


  1. Her name is more likely to be Alvilde - much like my grandmothers name, Alvhild.

    1. Dr. Jeff, I took your hint about the spelling variation and it yielded some productive search results!

    2. So glad I could help :) Hoping for a Full Circle for this one!

  2. She is beautiful.

  3. Could this be your person? Check out this fairly extensive entry at Find A Grave. Also, there is a family tree for this family on, if you are a subscriber there.

  4. I think this is "her". As a young girl she lived in Mower county, which only a short distance away from Northwood, Iowa.

  5. I had a lead on a grandaughter in Oroville CA, I have not heard from her yet.

  6. Susan requested a photo for find a grave it should show up there soon.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie