Posted By:Taryn
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Subject:Re: Gustav Peterson 1883 Alexandria
Post Date:March 07, 2013 at 19:01:33
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/mn/messages/17788.html
Forum:Minnesota Genealogy Forum
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Hej Göran,
You might get some good information from the Douglas county historical society in Alexandria, MInnesota. They have family files, death records, etc. It won't cost you too much - $20, and if they don't find anything, they probably won't charge you. Records that they have can be scanned and emailed to you.

You can use this page to contact them online. I usually am a research volunteer there in the summer months. So I think that is your best chance for Alexandria information.

http://www.dchsmn.org/contact/

If the mother died in 1883, this might be the daughter Emma, who is living in Douglas county in 1885, right name, birthplace, and age. Maybe living as a foster daughter with a family in the town of Holmes City, not far from Alexandria, and in the same county, Douglas County.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQXZ-RXG

name: Emma Peterson
event place: Holmes City, Douglas, Minnesota
age (expanded): 7 years
birth year (estimated): 1878
birthplace: Sweden
race: White
gender: Female
family number: 61
volume: Douglas
page: 8
gs film number: 000565737
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Emma Peterson F 7y Sweden
John Erickson M 51y Finland
Annie Erickson F 54y Finland
Mike Erickson M 25y Norway
Carrie London F 34y Norway
Charley Erickson M 18y Norway
Thom Erickson M 15y Norway
Lanna Erickson F 12y Michigan

The answer you have gotten already that referred to the Angen family, there is information at the historical society about that family.
The historical society may also have information about the City Hotel. There are also old business directories - very old ones.