Bio: Peterson, Peter E. (Grocery)
Surnames: Peterson, Traumel, Spencer, Knutsen, Voddan
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Wis.) 2 Feb 1900
Peter E. Peterson's Grocery
Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin
The above ad appeared in the Greenwood Gleaner, February 2, 1900.
This business was owned by Peter E. Peterson who was born May, 1868 near Trondheim, Norway to Elias & Andrea (Traumel) Peterson who immigrated to the United States in 1872. May 17, 1893, Peter married Elizabeth A. Spencer in La Crosse, Wisconsin (vol. 4, pg. 387). She was born January 18, 1871 at Hixton, Jackson County, Wisconsin, a small village of about seventy-five settlers, and received a public education there. Her parents were Daniel and Mary A. Spencer who were some of the earliest farmers in the area.
Elizabeth A. Peterson was a member of the Christian Science Church and also belonged to the Eastern Star. Their son, Everett Peterson moved to Pontiac, Michigan and Cepha married Ray Knutsen and lived in Greenwood. Both Peter and Elizabeth are buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.
The first bridge was washed away in 1879 and for ten days P. E. Peterson, then a youth (11 years of age), ran a ferry. It was during this time that Pete's grandfather, Peter O. Voddan, who was seventy-eight years old, walked from Neillsville to Greenwood, and the old gentleman was quite amazed to find that his young grandson was the pilot of the ferry. "Greenwood, The Hub of Clark County"
|1880 Federal Census--Albion, Jackson County, Wisconsin|
|Name||Relation||Marital||Sex||Color||Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Father Born||Mother Born|
|Mary A.||Wife||36||Keeping house|
|1900 Federal Census--Greenwood Clark County, Wisconsin|
|Home-Family||Name||Relation||Marital/Yrs||Children||Sex||Color||Born-Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Education||Immigration||Father Born||Mother Born||Ownership|
|120-130||Peterson, Peter E.||Head||7 yrs||M||White||May 1868-32||Norway||Grocery & Bicycle merchant||Reads-Writes-Speaks English||1872-28yr-na||Norway||Norway||Own-No Mortgage-Home|
|Elizabeth A.||Wife||7 yrs||2/2living||F||White||Jan 1872-28||Wisconsin||Reads-Writes-Speaks English||New York||New York|
|Myron E.||Son||Single||M||White||May 1897-3||Wisconsin||Norway||Wisconsin|
|Cepha L.||Daughter||Single||F||White||Apr 1900-2/12||Wisconsin||Norway||Wisconsin|
|Spencer, Major V.||Bro-in-law||Single||M||White||Feb 1875-25||Wisconsin||Woodsman||Reads-Writes-Speaks English||New York||New York|
|Johnson, Amanda||Niece||Single||F||White||Apr 1882-18||Wisconsin||Servant||Norway||Norway|
Home #119-Albert & Mary Delaney; #121--Steven & Harriet Andrews with son, Frank H. & widowed daughter, Mary Robinson.
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