Albert C. Peterson, 1873 on Fri, 16 Feb 2001




ALBERT C. PETERSON, a well-to-do farmer of Eaton Township, whose estate is situated in Section 10, was born in Neillsville, Clark County, Jan. 19, 1873, son of Andrew and Olive (Isaacson) Peterson. The parents were married at Black River Falls, where Andrew followed the shoemaker's trade. Later, after residing in Neillsville for two years, they located on the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch. This the latter helped to clear, and when he was 25 years old he and his brother Edward took it over and were in partnership for five years. Edward then removed to North Dakota, selling his interest in the property to Albert, who has since operated the farm, raising both crops and stock. He has remodeled the original residence-a four-room log house-and made it into a comfortable home. His father had erected a log barn that was destroyed by lightning, but he rebuilt and improved it, and has also erected a silo, 14 by 30 feet in size. He keeps a good grade of Holstein cattle. The farm contains 140 acres, and is a paying piece of property.


Albert C. Peterson has served in the office of township clerk since 1903, and was chairman of the board in 1912. He is a member of the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and is also a stockholder in the Bank of Greenwood and the Wausau Packing Company. Mr. Peterson was married in 1911 to Esther E. Bloomquist, of Tioga, Clark County, daughter of John and Hilda Bloomquist. Her parents came to this county from Rockford, Ill., in which vicinity they had been engaged in farming. Mr. Bloomquist is now deceased, but his wife is still living. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson have one child, Lloyd, who was born Feb. 23, 1913. With the family resides Miss Carrie Hanson, a maiden lady, a native of Norway, born Dec. 19, 1834, now 82 years old, who came from Norway in 1879, and was of much assistance to the Peterson family in helping them to develop their farm.




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