Bio: Peterson, George W. (History - 1847)
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----Source: 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI, Chicago: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is), Pg. 251

G. W. PETERSON, farmer and lumberman, Unity. Born in Northumberland Co., Canada, on Prince Edward's Island, Jan. 16, 1847. He was raised on a farm, and in 1863, went to New York engaged in dairy and cheese factory, coming to Clark County in the Fall of 1865 worked on the river and in the woods until 1869, when he took a homestead, and together with his brother (Marshall), made what was known as the Peterson settlement, in the town of Colby. He left the farm, and took a trip to California returned, and bought ten lots in village of Unity, and built in 1877. Next year, took a trip to Texas came back, and farms in the Summer, and lumbers Winters. In 1870, he married Miss Mary A. Rausimer, of Loyal. They have three children Grace A., Mary and Warren. Mr. P. has been Town Treasurer, three years, and Assessor, four years. He belongs to the I. O. O. F., and is P. G. of the Encampment.



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