Frank G Peterson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 19:57:24
Frank G Peterson is one of the city’s well known and successful busies men, being a member of the firm of Hartman & Peterson, wagon manufacturers and blacksmiths. He was born in Sweden on May 25, 1858, and is a son of Per Erson and Magdelena (Anderson) Peterson. The father was a well to do farmer in his native land, where he passed away at the age of forty-nine in 1879. His widow is still living there at the age of eighty-four. Their children were: Per of Sweden, Andrew deceased, Frank G, our subject, Anna who is married and lives in Sweden, Olaf a farmer of California, Lars of Sweden and William an agriculturist of Madrid, Iowa.
Frank G Peterson attended the public schools of his native land until sixteen years of age, when he began work, assisting his father. He subsequently learned the blacksmith’s trade and came to America in 1880, when twenty-two years of age, sailing form Stockholm to New York. He remained for six months in New York and then came to Boone, where he had fiends and realties. Here he remained until the fall of that year and then went to Dayton, Iowa, where he was employed at his trade for six months. He then established himself independently in Pilot Mound, where he remained until his marriage, after which he returned to Boone. From 1883 until 1891 he held the position of engineer at Reed’s flour mill and then moved to Madrid, buying an interest in the Davis Milling Company. He continued with that firm for a year and a half and then ran a general merchandise store for a year. IN July 1893, he returned to Boone and ran a blacksmith shop for six months alone. He ten formed a partnership with Theodore Thompson, and for seventeen years they operated a general repair blacksmith shop and wagon factory. In 1912 he established his present business with Perry Hartman. Mr Peterson enjoys a large and profitable trade with is justified by the high quality of the work turned out. He has not only large experience in his line, but is also a good business man and is today numbered among the substantial citizens of Boone.
On July 25, 1883, Frank G Peterson married Miss Christina Shold of Dayton, Iowa a daughter of Olaf and Annie Shold. They reside at No 310 Greene street, Boone, and there they often entertain their many friends. Mr and Mrs Peterson have the following children: Tharon Frank a graduate mechanical engineer who for a time was located in Highland Park and Lansing, Michigan, and then was sent to Adelaide, Australia, where he died of pneumonia in June 1913, Carl C, a farmer in Colorado, and Louise, aged fourteen.
Mr and Mrs Peterson are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is a trustee. Politically he is a republican and served as councilman form the third ward to two terms or four years. Fraternally he belongs to the Modern Woodmen. Mr Peterson is entitled to great credit for what he has achieved in life as he has built his career and success entirely through his own efforts. He is ever interested in public enterprises ad more than ready to give material support to any good cause.
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