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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3005.AM:  Erick John Peterson, 1857-1927



Correspondence, etc. (on microfilm):  1881-1923

Campbell, Franklin County, Neb.:  Businessman; farmer

Size:  1 reel of microfilm



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Erick John Peterson was a native of Norway and a prominent farmer and businessman in Inavale, Nebraska. He began work in this country in the late 1870s as a laborer on the railroad building to Denver. With the money earned, he purchased railroad land and began farming. He owned 2000 acres of choice land in Catherton township which became his central and farm home and he also had a large ranch on the Platte for grazing.



In addition to farming Peterson served on the Board of Directors of the Campbell Telephone Company in 1917 and served as President of the Bank of Campbell succeeding Henry Gund. He also served as a director of the Farmers’ Business Association. He was also the interpreter in the Franklin County Courts for the Norwegian people with boundary disputes.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of correspondence and obituaries arranged in two series on one reel of microfilm; (1) Obituaries, and (2) Correspondence, 1881-1923. The bulk of the collection consists of the personal correspondence, in Norwegian, of Erick John Peterson and his wife Hilda.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1



Obituaries

Correspondence, 1881-1923



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Campbell (Neb.) — History

Franklin County (Neb.) — History

Norwegians in Nebraska

Peterson, Erick John, 1857-1927

Peterson, Hilda

Scandinavians in Nebraska



 



JEP/pmc   04-17-1972

KFK   07-1996

Encoded TMM   03-07-2011