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Ingemund Peterson
Ingemund Peterson
Birth: 6 June 1894
Gausdal, Oppland, Norway
Death: 21 August 2004
New Rockford, North Dakota, USA
Age: 110 years, 76 days
Country: NorwayNORUnited StatesUSA

Ingemund Peterson [Petersen] (6 June 1894 – 21 August 2004) was a Norwegian-American supercentenarian who is validated at the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Ingemund Peterson was born on 6 June 1894 in Gausdal, Oppland, Norway to parents Peter Pedersen Rundhaugen and Maria Johansdatter Masovn. He attended school through 4th grade, before being forced to drop out to begin working. At the age of 21, he moved to the United States, where he settled in North Dakota. He worked for H.C. Hansen until 1917, by which point he had earned enough money to buy his own farm, so he bought land near Warwick and began farming. Later on, he met Nora Johnson Anstad (1903–2002), who was also Norwegian-American; the pair were married in 1934. They had one daughter, Marlys Throlson. 12 years after being married, the couple decided to move into Warrick, where Ingemund continued farming, but also found work as a carpenter. In 1976, they moved to New Rockford to be closer to their grandchildren. His wife died at the age of 98, after close to 70 years of marriage.

Ingemund Peterson died on 21 August 2004 in New Rockford, North Dakota, USA at the age of 110 years, 76 days.