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Charles Peterson belongs to that large class of intelligent and enterprising farmers whose homes are places of social refinement and culture, and whose work as developers of the country is a credit alike to themselves and the community . His estate is located in section 6 of Lake township, Ramsey county, and is one of the well-developed tracts of that region. Mr. Peterson is of foreign birth, but is thoroughly identified with the better interests of his adopted land, and is one of the worthy citizens of his township. Our subject was born in Sweden, February 7, 1866. His parents came to America when he was about 3 years of age, and he has continued his residence in this country since that time. They reside in St. Croix country, Wisconsin, where our subject was reared and resided until 1885. In March of that year he went to Ramsey county, North Dakota and was employed at different occupations and then spent one year in Montana, after which he returned to Ramsey county, North Dakota, and since resided there. He owns five hundred and thirty acres of land, which he has placed under high cultivation and engages in diversified faming with good results. Our subject was married in Devils Lake, north Dakota, December 25, 1895 to Miss Rosa Ambuhl. Two children have been born to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peterson who are named as follow: Joseph J. and Blanche T. Mrs. Peterson was born in Austria, Germany and at the age of twelve years came to America with her parents. Leo and Theresa (Weis) Ambuhl. The family located in Ramsey county, where they now reside, in Newberry township. Mr. Peterson is a gentleman of broad mind and active public spirit and has served as a member of the board of supervisors of Lake township and taken much interest in local affairs. (Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota)


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