PETERS, WILLIAM A.
Posted By: Jean Kramer (email)
Date: 10/15/2003 at 16:43:31
Biography reproduced from page 148 of Volume II of the History of Kossuth County written by Benjamin F. Reed and published in 1913:
Two hundred and forty acres of well improved land entitle William A. Peters to be ranked among the substantial farmers of Portland township, Kossuth county, Iowa. Mr. Peters was born in Clayton county, on July 13, 1867, and received his education in the district schools. He was reared upon his fatherís farm and his identification with agricultural interests dates from his early childhood, when he was employed in minor labors, incident to tilling and cultivating the soil. He remained at home until his marriage, in 1892, in which year he moved to Kossuth county, where he has been farming along scientific lines since that time. His original purchase constituted only a part of the farm which he now operates, as he added to his holdings gradually until he now owns two hundred and forty acres. He has divided his acres into fields by fences, has tiled his property, built outbuildings, granaries and barns and now has a model agricultural enterprise. He lives upon his farm in a comfortable dwelling which he erected some time ago. Mr. Peters is a stockholder in the Burt Creamery Association and the products of his dairy help to supply this organization. He is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He is interested in the Farmers Elevator at Burt, Iowa, and his name is prominent in any movement looking toward the welfare and growth of his native state.
Mr. Peters was married on January 13, 1892, to Miss Nellie Easton, a native of Clayton county, Iowa, where she was reared and educated. Before her marriage she was a teacher in the public schools of her native district and is a woman of unusual culture and refinement. Mr. and Mrs. Peters have a family of three sons and five daughters: William M., Hugh, Dolliver, Mary A., Genevieve, Nellie, Mercedes and Ida. Politically Mr. Peters is affiliated with the republican party but has never sought public office. He belongs to the Brotherhood of American Yeomen and with this organization his wife is also affiliated. He is held in high esteem by friends and neighbors, and considered one of the representative farmers of Kossuth county.
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