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August PETERSON

Male 1879 - 1963


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  • Born  31 Mar 1879  Törnevalla, Östergötlands Län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name  Guss Peterson 
    Died  Mar 1963  [1
    Notes 
    • According to grandson (William August Peterson), worked in steel mines in Pennsylvania.
      According to son, Donald Peterson): 1901 - Grandpa Peterson's first crossing - he went back to Sweden on trips about 3 times after original crossing

      His father was a shoemaker, but August didn't want to do that. At the age of 9 he started working on a farm for 10 hours a day. He had 3 years of formal schooling (school was for 3 month a year). Two brothers; Oscar and Otto. Mother died; dad remarried and had three daughters; Anna Esther and Elsa.

      August first came to Philadelphia where he worked in a dairy; moved to Philadelphia and worked at the steel mills. Came down with TB - a Swedish doctor told him to move away from there, work on a farm and drink lots of cream. He moved to Wisconsin and worked on a farm, where he drank cream as often as he could for 2 years.
    Person ID  I451  Doddema
    Last Modified  2 Mar 2010 

    Family  Alice ANDERSON,   b. 7 Aug 1887, Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  4 Aug 1917 
    Children 
     1. Peter Bernard PETERSON,   b. 15 Apr 1919, McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 2000, Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Clarence Gottfried PETERSON,   b. 8 May 1923, McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2006, La Brea, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Living
    Family ID  F165  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1879 - Törnevalla, Östergötlands Län, Sweden Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S154] Social Security Administration database, entry for August Peterson, 1963, SS no. 503-03-4742, accessed 17 Aug 2008.

    2. [S145] 1930 US Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota; Roll: 2220; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 823.0.