1879 - 1963
||31 Mar 1879
||Törnevalla, Östergötlands Län, Sweden 
||McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota, United States 
||Guss Peterson |
||Mar 1963 
- 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.
||2 Mar 2010 |
||Alice ANDERSON, b. 7 Aug 1887, Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States , d. Yes, date unknown |
||4 Aug 1917
| ||1. Peter Bernard PETERSON, b. 15 Apr 1919, McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota, United States , d. 8 Dec 2000, Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States |
|>||2. Clarence Gottfried PETERSON, b. 8 May 1923, McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota, United States , d. 22 Sep 2006, La Brea, Los Angeles, California, United States |
- [S154] Social Security Administration database, entry for August Peterson, 1963, SS no. 503-03-4742, accessed 17 Aug 2008.
- [S145] 1930 US Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: McIntosh, Corson, South Dakota; Roll: 2220; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 823.0.