Halvor Peterson, one of the pioneer settlers of Sheldon township, now deceased, was born in Telemarken, Norway,
and came to the United States when a young man. For a few years he resided near Madison, Wis., and then removing
to Houston county, Minn., located in Sheldon township, taking land in Badger Valley. From there he subsequently
removed to a farm on Hauge Ridge, which was his final earthly home, as his death took place there in 1895. In his
native land he had received military training, and after settling in Houston county, besides conducting agricultural
operations successfully, he was active in church and school work. His wife survived him but a short time, dying
in 1896. They were the parents of ten children.
The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919
Houston County, MN
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906