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Peder J Saveraid


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:35:10

Peder J Saveraid is one of those sturdy Norwegian-Americans who have found in this country the opportunies which they sought. Although yet quite a young amn, he is at the head of the Boone Creamery Company, an important concern in the commercial life of the city and of particular significance in regard to agricultural development. Mr Saveraid has largely established the high reputation which the products of his creamery company enjoy, their principal output being Saveraid's special pure creamery butter. They are located at No 1003 Eighth street in Boone and there can be found an up-to-date, sanitary plant which might serve as a model to other establishments of a similar nature. Its success is largely attributable to Mr Saveraid, who is a man of great experience in his line of business.
He was born in Norway, September 15, 1876, and is a son of John and Anna (Holland) Saveraid and a grandson of Peder Saveraid, who served in the Norwegian army. After having attended the common schools the grandfather learned shipbuilding, later owning his own yard. Business conditions in his particular line, however, turned from bad to worse and he was therefore forced to relinquish this enterprise and went to sea. Success came to him in this connection and he everntally became the owner of six vessels and was acaptain of one of them he died in Norway. In his family were ten children. Late in life he owned a farm and his son John, the father of our subject, passed his boyhood there, early becoming acquainted with agricultural pursuits. He enjoyed a common-school education and remained in his native land until 1881, when he brought his family to the United States, being impressed with the opportunities of which he had heard in regard to this country. He sailed from Bergen to New York and from that city made his way directly to Story City, Iowa, where he now lives retired. He is a member of the synod and has always taken an active part in the religious affairs of his community. His wife died in Story City in 1885, and subsequently he married Miss Bertha Stoll. By his first marriage he had the following children: Peder, deceased, Anna the widow of H H Falland, Samuel of Story City, Mrs Lena Olson of Minnesota, Sebert of Boone, Margaret who died at the age of sixteen, Mrs Hannah Ritland of Huxley, Iowa, John deceased, Peder the second of the name and the subject of this review and Ross of Lake Mills, Iowa.
Peder J Saveraid was but five years old when his parents brought him to the United States. He attended the public schools in Story City until fifteen, and until twenty-one worked as a farm hand, receiving about eight cents per day. At the early age of eleven years however, he had become self-supporting, performing such duties as were commensurate with his age until leaving school, when he gave his entire attention to farming. On attaining his majority he became connected with the creamery business in Huxley, where for fourteen years was engaged in that line. At the end of that time, in 1912, he invested his savings in his present plant, which he has since so successfully conducted. Great credit is due Mr Saveraid for what he has achieved, as he has gained his success entirely through his own efforts. He is today considered one of the most successful businesss men of Boone and contributes toward the reputation of the city by turning out a creamery product which is an honor to the state. Naturally his enterprise has had a beneficial inflence upon dairy conditions and he therefore must be considered a fatctor in the dairy development of Iowa.
On June 11, 1902, Mr Saveraid marrid Miss Josie Saveraid, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Saveraid, who were native od Norway, their daughter , however, being born here. Mr and Mrs Saveraid of this review have five children: Arthur J attending school and J O, Elizabeth, Walter P and Palmer J.
The parents are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church and deeply devoted to its servce. Politially Mr Saveraid is a republican, thoroughly in sympathy with the aims of his party, whose candidates he stanchly supports. He is an aggressive young man of the modern school of American business and has always been considerate of the interests of others and never loses sight of the community welfare, to the betterment of which he willingly and readily contributes his share and more than his share.

1914 Boone County History Book


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