Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 18:48:25
Samuel Peterson is a man worthy of high regard among his fellow citizens and in Boone county, where he makes his home, he has a large circle of warm friends. His life record proves what may be accomplished when energy and determination lead the way. He was born in Sweden March 4, 1864, and his parents M M and Maria Christina Peterson, were also natives of that land. At length, thinging to have better opportunities in the new world, they sailed for the United States and established their home at Swedesburg, Henry county, Iowa where the father followed blacksmithing for a number of years. On the expiration of that period the family came to Boone county, settling in Garden township. They were among the early families in this part of the state and with the work of agricultural progress have been closely associated. In the family were five children: Mrs Peter Harleen now living in Garden township, A F of the same township, Gustav who makes his home in Des Moines, Iowa, Samuel of this review and c F who is living in Garden township. All were born in Sweden but were reared in Iowa, the family having come to Boone county in 1884.
Samuel Peterson was less than three years old when the family arrived on this side of the Atlantic so that he was reared in Iowa. His parents as pioneer settlers took active part in the work of general improvement and development, and as a result of his labors Mr Peterson converted a wild tract of land into a good farm. As this age and strength increased Samuel Peterson assisted his father more and more largely in the work of the fields. Throughout the period of his youth he attended the public schools in the winter seasons and in the summer months aided in the plowing plating and harvesting. He was never sought to change his occupation, finding this a congenial pursuit, and he is now the owner of 160 acres of choice land in Garden township, comprising 40 acres of the old home place. He has brought his fields to ha high state of cultivation, and the farm is well improved. In addition to raising the cereals best adapted to soil and climate he gives considerable attention to live stock, keeping on hand only high grade animals. He makes a specialty of Hereford cattle and for them finds a ready sale. I tall of his business affairs he is thoroughly reliable as well as enterprising, and his energy and determination has reconstituted the basis upon which has been built his growing success.
Mr Peterson is a public spirited man and desires to assist in any worthy enterprise that promises to benefit the community. He has traveled extensively and is today well read, continually broadening his knowledge through travel and experience. His political support is given to the republican party, and he keeps well versed on leading question and issues of the day. His is an attractive, well furnished home, ad the position in which his occupies in public regard is the result of a an upright life, in which he has ever paid due regard to the rights and privilege of others.
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