George Peterson (1836-1923) and Eliza Anne Vibbard (1844-1913)  

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b. 12 Jun 1836 in New York, NY, the son of John and Mary (KURFIS) PETERSON
m. 12 May 1864 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL
d. 8 May 1923 in Rockford; bur. in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford

Eliza Anne VIBBARD
b. 18 Feb 1844 in Rockford, the daughter of John Thomas and Phebe (SCOTT) VIBBARD
d. 14 Sep 1913 in Rockford; bur. in Greenwood Cemetery

George Peterson grew up on the docks of New York City, migrating west to Rockford in 1854, as a young man. He was a machinist by trade, becoming a successful businessman, the owner of a manufacturing plant, and a prominent citizen of the community.

Children of George and Eliza Peterson:

  1. Jennie Bessie Peterson, b. 15 Jul 1869.
  2. Carrie May Peterson, b. 21 Mar 1865; d. 9 May 1960 in Rockford. She m. William Grantley SHAPLEY 20 Mar 1890 in Rockford. They had child Ralph.
  3. Martha Maude Peterson, b. 17 Aug 1876; d. 26 Nov 1948 in Rockford. She m. Lynn Curtis TREADWELL 12 May 1899 in Rockford.
  4. Gertrude Peterson, b. 13 Jun 1878; d. 13 Nov 1888 in Rockford.
Pictures and Stuff

A biography of George Peterson from 1892
A 1912 article on his manufacturing plant

From Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford:
    Gravestone of George and Eliza

Five-Generation Pedigree Chart

Offspring This Family Parents Grandparents Great-grandparents
Jennie Peterson George Peterson John Peterson
Mary Kurfis Christian Kurfis
Wilhelmina --?--
Eliza Vibbard Thomas Vibbard Leonard Vibbard
Betsey Klumph John Klumph
Margaret Davis
Phebe Scott


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