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Daniel Peterman
Highland Twp.

Daniel Peterman, farmer, section 17, Highland Township, was born in Washington County, Pa., June 8, 1826. His parents were John and Rebecca (Eller) Peterman; they were members of the Free-Will Baptist church. Their family consisted of ten children, nine living. Daniel was the second son, and when some four years of age he moved with his parents to Ripley County, Ind. When fifteen he began to run on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and afterward worked in the lead mines, at Galena, Ill., and Pedler's Creek, Ill., and following the carpenter's trade, until his marriage to Miss Mary Sutton, Jan. 1, 1851. She was born in Ripley County, Ind. Her parents were Joseph and Rebecca (Oliver) Sutton. They were members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In 1853 Mr. Peterman came to Clayton County, Ia., and entered a piece of land near Elkport, and in 1856 settled on his present farm in Highland Township. He and wife have had five sons and three daughters, viz.: Josephine, John W., Rebecca, Andrew M., Martha, Solomon, Mary J. and Henry. Their grandchild, Harmon B. Peterman, also resides with them. Mr. Peterman owns a fine farm of 280 acres, 200 under good cultivation. In politics he was formerly a Republican, but for the past two years has been a Greenback man. Mr. Peterman is one of the enterprising representative farmers and stock-raisers of Clayton County, where he has lived since the spring of 1856.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 846
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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