Bio: Peterson, John (1847 - 1891)

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Surname: Peterson, Lambert, Cargell, Wand, Dehl, Gutley;, Louis, Johnson, Gilbertson, Lapson, Staler, Clistfor, Lasell, Hanson, Dumfree, Olesen, Swartsen, Julsen, Harton, Riceno, Varrick, Sanordson, Lecard, Weling, Martin

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Federal & State Records.

Matthew R. Letson (29 Jan 1847 - 1891)

JOHN PETERSON, grain dealer, Hixton, is a native of Norway, being born Jan. 29, 1847. Came to America in 1869, and landed at La Crosse, Wis., on the twenty-second day of May. Remained there until 1873, engaged with C. J. Lambert in the lumber business four years; then going to the town of Hixton, Jackson Co., where he bought wheat for Mr. Lambert for two years. Mr. Peterson then went to buying wheat for himself until engaged by Cargell & Wand at the same business, also running his farm, and the hotel now known as the Seger House. Has held the office of Supervisor four terms, in town of Hixton, and is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, No. 259, at Hixton. Was married, Oct. 22, 1875, to Miss Julia A. Dehl. She is a native of Norway, born Sept 22, 1853. They have two children, Edmund R. and Johnnie W.

*The tombstone of John Peterson (1848 - 1891) & Julia A. Peterson (1851 - 1939) are in the Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

1870 Federal Census, Lafayett, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin, pg. 12, line 32

John Peterson, white male

Household Members
Robert Gutley M 70y Pennsylvania
Joseph Louis M 24y Norway
Japhat Johnson M 26y Norway
Oley Gilbertsen M 32y Norway
Joseph Lapson M 24y Norway
George Staler M 36y Norway
John Anderson M 28y Norway
Andrews Clistfor M 26y Norway
Thomas Lasell M 30y Canada
Christian Hanson M 26y Norway
Herman Petersen M 24y Norway
Patrick Dumfree M 30y Ireland
Oley Olesen M 28y Norway
Peter Swartsen M 25y Norway
Peter Julsen M 22y Norway
Oleson Hansen M 45y Norway
Gilbert Oleson M 24y Norway
Nicholas Oleson M 26y Norway
Niealee Johnson M 24y Norway
Andrew Harton M 88y Norway
John Peterson M 23y Norway
Otto Riceno M 24y Norway
John Oleson M 30y Norway
Andrew Varrick M 28y Norway
Frank Sanordson M 30y Norway
Peter Lecard M 24y Ireland
Thomas Johnson M 30y Norway
Leroy Weling M 31y Norway
Almyra Martin F 6y Canada

1880 Federal Census, Hixton, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 385

John Peterson, married, American male farmer
father's birthplace : Norway
mother's birthplace : Norway

Household Members
self John Peterson M 33 Norway
wife Julia Peterson F 27 Norway
son Edmund R. Peterson M 2 Wisconsin, United States
son John W. Peterson M 0 Wisconsin, United States
other Minnie Johnson F 17 Norway



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