John A Peterson
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Date: 4/12/2010 at 12:50:20
John A Peterson has since 1903 been an equal partner with Charles Rosen in the firm of Charles Rosen & Company of Ogden, with which establishment he first became identified as an employe a quater of a centurty ago. They carry an enoumous stock of harness and horse goods and a full line of shoes. Mr Peterston was born in Sweden, on October 11, 1867, his parents being Peter A and Christine Johnson, who are also natives of that country. The father, a farmer by occupation is now engaged in agricultural pursuits in the interests of the government. He has reached the age of seventy-six years, while his wife is seventy-four years old.
John A Peterson was reared and educated in the land of his nativity and there followed farming in association with his father until 1887. When a young man of twenty years he crossed the Atlantic to the United States and came direct to Boone county, Iowa entering the service of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway at Ogden and being thus employed for two years. In December 1889, he secured a position with the harness firm of Goetzman & Company and learned the trade, finding the business so much to his liking that he has remained continuously identified therewith the presernt time. The estblishment later came into possession of Charles Rose, and on January 2, 1903, Mr Peterson became an equal partner in the concern, which has since been known as Charles Rosen & Company.They carry a very extensive stock of harnesss and horse goods as well as a complete line of shoes and enjoys a liberal and lucrative patronage that has made the enterprise most profitable. Mr Peterson owns a handsome residence in the eastern part of Ogden and also has a fine orchard of two acres.
On April 17, 1893, Mr Peterson was united in marriage to Miss Anna Anderson, a daughte of E M and Emma Jonson, natives of Sweden, where the father is engaged in business as a butcher. Mr and Mrs Peterson have four children, namely: Ruth, who is nineteen years of age, Paul, eighteen years old, and Werner Linne and David C A who are fourteen and twelve years of age respectively. Mr Petereson gives his political allegiance to the progressive party, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Swedish Mission. The hope that led him to leave his native land and seek a home in America has been more than realized. He found the opportunites he sought, which by the way, are always open to the ambitious, energetic man, and making the best of these he has steadily worked his way upward. He possesses the resolution, perseverance and realiability so characteristic of his nation, and his name is now enrolled among the best citizens of Boone county.
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