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Peter Holgerson
Wagner Twp.

Peter Holgerson, farmer, was born Dec. 17, 1838, in Southern Norway, son ofHolger Peterson. His father died when he was six months old. In 1850 he emigrated with his mother to the United States, and lived a year in Wisconsin. In the fall of 1851 they removed to Clayton County. The following spring his mother bought 120 acres of land in Wagner Township, on sections 22, 26, and 27. Here he has lived ever since. He has purchased additional land, and now owns 240 acres, well improved and with good buildings. His mother died in 1881, at the age of seventy-nine years. Mr. Holgerson was married in May, 1864, to Jane Oleson, born in Norway. They have had six children, five living - Helena M., Ragnil O., Cornilia C., Hans, and Anna M. Both are members of the Norwegian Lutheran church. In politics he is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1135
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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