PETERSON, MANGUSON, ABBOTT, ANDERSON, SPROUSE, BRADRICK, SAMPSON, JOHNSON, TRANNIS
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Date: 3/7/2007 at 09:53:54
Samuel Peterson was born in Tjarstad Soken Ostergotland, Sweden, January 23, 1836. He was the son of Peter Samuelson of that place where he was brought up and educated. He came to the United States in 1857, via Boston and Chicago, and homesteaded 80 acres in Webster County, Iowa. In 1860, he moved to Colona Township, Henry County, Illinois, where he rented a farm. In 1863, he moved to Western Township.
He married Anna M. Manguson March 22, 1865. Anna came to New York in 1857, and the following year she and her parents came to Colona. In 1873, Samuel and Anna Moved to Osco Township, Henry County, Illinois, where they had purchased a farm. Samuel and Anna Peterson were well known for their huge and extensive farm operations in Henry and Whiteside County, Illinois; Osceola County, Iowa; Nobles and Clay County, Minnesota; and Clark, Hand, and Buffalo County, South Dakota. Also they had an interest in the Orion Bank and Orion Milling Company in Orion, Illinois.
Their ten children were John Levi, Della, Lydia W., Otis F., Phoebe E., Clifford R., Florence P., Alice R., Hardy G. and Myrtle.
Samuel died in 1906, and Anna continued to live with her family at Osco and Orion, Illinois. In 1910, she came with her family to the Peterson Farm north of Harris, Iowa, in Fairview Township. In 1914, she and daughters Florence, Alice and Myrtle moved into the Chaney house in Round Lake, where they made their home. Anna died March 27, 1936. Both Samuel and Anna were buried in Orion, Illinois.
John Levi Peterson was born July 2, 1867, at Osco, Illinois, Henry County. He was educated and grew to manhood in that vicinity. In 1887, he came to Osceola County, Iowa, to his fatherís farm three miles south of Round Lake, where he was engaged in farming. On November 19, 1890, he married Laura L. Abbott of Noble County, Minnesota, at Sibley Iowa. In the spring of 1891, they moved to Glyndon, Minnesota, Clay County, where they farmed until the spring of 1913, when they moved back to a farm south of Round Lake, Minnesota, where they made their home for their remaining years. Their children were Goldie, Vernie, Earl, Locksley, Loren and Glenn.
Della M. Peterson was born September 19, 1869, at Osco, Illinois, Henry County, where she grew up and attended school. On October 12, 1888, she came to her fatherís farm in Osceola County, Iowa, north of Harris, where she assisted in the operation of the Peterson farms. On January 25, 1904, she and Gust Anderson were married at Sibley, Iowa. They were engaged in farming and made their home on a farm in Osceola County, Iowa, during their entire lifetime.
Lydia W. Peterson was born October 15, 1874, at Osco, Illinois, Henry County, and grew to womanhood there. She married Charles E. Sprouse on December 25, 1894, at Nekoma, Illinois. They lived on a farm near Nekoma, then on a farm near Worthington, Minnesota, later on a farm near Cameron, Missouri. In March, 1912, they moved to a farm in Clark County, South Dakota, where they made their home.
Their children were Cleo, Marion, Floyd, Leonard and Raymond. Phoebe E. Peterson was born October 11, 1880, at Osco Township, Henry County, Illinois. She grew up and attended rural schools and assisted with the family farms. In 1902, she came to Osceola County, Iowa, and lived with her family at the Peterson Ranch. In 1904, she married George Bradrick, who came from Belle Plain, and Sutherland, Iowa. They farmed Section 20, Fairview Township, Iowa, until George passed away in 1946. After that Phoebe lived in her home in Worthington, Minnesota, until she died in 1971. George was involved with township affairs and Phoebe was involved with the rural school in Fairview Township.
Myrtle Peterson was born September 6, 1889, in Osco Township, Henry County, Illinois. She attended rural school and graduated from Orion High School in 1909. She taught school there before coming to Fairview Township, Osceola County, Iowa, in 1910, with her mother, Anna Manguson Peterson and sisters, Florence and Alice. She taught school in Osceola County, Iowa, and Nobles County, Minnesota. In 1914, she moved to Round Lake, Minnesota, with her mother and sisters.
In 1929, she and Enoch Sampson were married and they were engaged in farming the Peterson farm until they retired and moved to their home just south of Round Lake, Minnesota. Clifford R. Peterson was born July 7, 1882, Henry County, Illinois. He was educated in rural schools and assisted in operating Peterson farms. In 1908, he married Ida Anderson. In 1910, they came to Fairview Township, Iowa, and the same year they moved to a farm in Section 35, Indian Lake Township, Minnesota, on the Iowa-Minnesota state line. In 1921, Clifford and Ida and children moved to a farm in Henry County, Illinois. Their children are Harvey, Frances, Hazel, Ruth, June and Alvin.
Alice R. Peterson was born October 31, 1885, in Henry County, Illinois. She attended rural school and assisted with the Peterson farms. In 1910, she came to Fairview Township with her mother, Anna Manguson Peterson, and assisted with the family farm.
In 1914, she moved with her mother, Anna Manguson Peterson, and sisters Florence and Myrtle, to Round Lake, Minnesota. She was employed at Satherís General Store in Round Lake for many years.
Hardy G. Peterson was born June 24, 1887, in Osco Township, Henry County, Illinois. He attended rural school, assisted with Peterson farms and the Orion Milling Co. In 1906, he came to the Peterson farms north of Harris, in Fairview Township, Osceola County, Iowa, and became engaged in farming. On March 18, 1914, he married Gena Johnson and they farmed the Peterson farm until 1921, when they moved to Section 35, Indian Lake Township, Nobles County, Minnesota, on the Iowa-Minnesota state line. Their children are Gerald Melvin and Gladys Irene.
Florence P. Peterson was born May 15, 1884, in Henry County, Illinois. She attended rural schools and assisted with the Peterson farms. At the age of 13, in 1897, she came to Fairview Township, Osceola County, Iowa, and lived with her sister, Della, on the Peterson farm. She attended rural school in Fairview Township, and later attended Mankato Teachers College, Mankato, Minnesota. She taught schools in Osceola County, Iowa, and Nobles County, Minnesota, for thirteen years and then was employed at the State Bank of Round Lake, Minnesota, for thirteen years. In 1914, she moved to Round Lake, Minnesota, with her mother, Anna Manguson Peterson, and sisters, Alice and Myrtle.
Otis F. Peterson was born January 29, 1879, at Osco Township, Henry County, Illinois, and grew up there. He assisted with the family farms. About 1900, he came to Clark County, South Dakota, and operated the Peterson farms there. Otis married Lena Trannis in 1900. Their children were Clarence, Myrtle, George, Lloyd, Esther, Allan, Victor and Fern.
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