October 29, 2022

Erick John Peterson, 1857-1927 [RG3005.AM]


RG3005.AM:  Erick John Peterson, 1857-1927

Correspondence, etc. (on microfilm):  1881-1923

Campbell, Franklin County, Neb.:  Businessman; farmer

Size:  1 reel of microfilm


Erick John Peterson was a native of Norway and a prominent farmer and businessman in Inavale, Nebraska. He began work in this country in the late 1870s as a laborer on the railroad building to Denver. With the money earned, he purchased railroad land and began farming. He owned 2000 acres of choice land in Catherton township which became his central and farm home and he also had a large ranch on the Platte for grazing.

In addition to farming Peterson served on the Board of Directors of the Campbell Telephone Company in 1917 and served as President of the Bank of Campbell succeeding Henry Gund. He also served as a director of the Farmers’ Business Association. He was also the interpreter in the Franklin County Courts for the Norwegian people with boundary disputes.


This collection consists of correspondence and obituaries arranged in two series on one reel of microfilm; (1) Obituaries, and (2) Correspondence, 1881-1923. The bulk of the collection consists of the personal correspondence, in Norwegian, of Erick John Peterson and his wife Hilda.


Reel 1


Correspondence, 1881-1923



Campbell (Neb.) — History

Franklin County (Neb.) — History

Norwegians in Nebraska

Peterson, Erick John, 1857-1927

Peterson, Hilda

Scandinavians in Nebraska


JEP/pmc   04-17-1972

KFK   07-1996

Encoded TMM   03-07-2011

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