NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
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.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
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.
Campbell (Neb.) — History
Franklin County (Neb.) — History
Norwegians in Nebraska
Peterson, Erick John, 1857-1927
Scandinavians in Nebraska
Encoded TMM 03-07-2011