Married: Sigri Pedersen (or Segrid) (May 5, 1901 in Aalesind, Norway - October 29, 1989), buried with husband
Children: J. Robert Pedersen b ~ 1928
John "Pete" Pedersen was a Norwegian who lived in the United States from 1924 when he got a job with a wealthy family in the New York City area working on their private yacht; he may have worked in the Norwegian merchant marine previously. In 1925 he married a Norwegian girl who had family on Staten Island.
When he contracted tuberculosis in 1927, the family he worked for sent him to Saranac Lake with his wife and a new baby to "cure." They also paid his rent and salary as long as they lived. Pedersen moved to Bloomingdale and lived in a Trombley house on Roosevelt Street, and later bought a house on River Road from Louise Fortune probably in the 1930s. They were lived next door to the Sanford C. Hayes farm next door, through six generations of that family. He worked as a painter for Lee Gillespie painting company. He also worked with the Norwegian Seamen on behalf of the Norwegian government; he was involved in creating the monument to the Norwegian Sailors in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
Through his last years he was an excellent fly fisherman.
• Presentation by Sanford Hayes at Historic Saranac Lake, February 7, 2013
• John Pedersen's visa application, c. 1943
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 3, 1991
BROCKPORT — John Pedersen, 92, died May 26, 1991 at Lakeside Memorial Hospital here. He was a longtime resident of Bloomingdale.
He was born May 17, 1899, in Bergen, Norway. He was predeceased by his wife Segrid, who died October, 1989.
Survivors include one son, Robert Pedersen; three grandchilldren, Paul Pedersen, Patricia Merritt and Sharon Specksgoor; and three greatgrandchildren.
There will be a memorial service in Bloomingdale at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Fowler Funeral Home, Brockport.
The following page images are from the files of the Pine Ridge Cemetery. The images are scans of copies of the original documents, and the copies are all truncated somewhat, top or bottom.