Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Louis Peterson

LOUIS PETERSON, a well known farmer of Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, is living in the southeast quarter of section 8, township 35, range 18. He was born in the southern part of Denmark, on an island, in 1849. He is a son of P. Peterson, a farmer of Denmark, who married Anna Nelson, and reared two children: Louis and Trinnie.

Louis Peterson lived in Denmark until 1869. When he was twenty years old, he came to the United States, landing at Portland, Maine. From there he went to Wisconsin, where he lived one year. In 1870, he removed, to Iowa, and made that place his home until his final removal to Kansas. In the spring of 1872, he located on his present home farm, built a cabin, 14 by 16 feet, in size, and began the improvement of his land. He has carried on general farming, and is considered a progressive farmer. He has a comfortable home, and is well-to-do.

Mr. Peterson was united in marriage with Mrs. Thompson, who is now deceased. They reared four children, namely: Maggie (Woods); Fred A., deceased; Dora (Bowman); and Belle L. Mr. Peterson's present wife's name was Mary J. Schloat. To them have been born four children, namely: O. A., Bertha, Louis, and Jessie C.

The subject of this sketch is a member of the Populist party. He has served as treasurer of his township, and has been a member of the school board for sixteen years. Fraternally, he is a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association.