Biography of Andrew Peterson
Polk County, MN Biographies

Andrew Peterson, a well known business man of East Grand Forks, is a native of Sweden, born February 22, 1864. He was reared on a farm in that country and came to the United States when nineteen years of age and for a number of years lived at Fargo, North Dakota. In 1891 he removed to Grand Forks and two years later to East Grand Forks where he embarked in the restaurant business. From a capital of fifteen dollars he has won his way to success and substantial prosperity, with a career- of creditable accomplishment in the local commercial activities. His business interests have been confined to the hotel and restaurant business and to the management of his farming property. As an extensive property owner in both East Grand Forks and Polk county, his influence has ever been a factor in the promotion and development of the best interests of the community. He has invested some thirty-five thousand dollars in city property, owning a number of residences and has erected two business blocks on De Mers avenue. His farming interests have been equally profitable and here his attention has been given mainly to the cultivation of grain, the annual crops attesting to able management and intelligent farming. This property is situated in Grand Forks township, where he owns a half section, two and a half miles north of East Grand Forks and in Northland township, where he operates a quarter section. Mr. Peterson was married in 1892, in Grand Forks, to Ellen Satten, who was born in Norway and they have two children, Bertha, and Arthur, who is in the employ of the Northern Pacific railroad. Mrs. Peterson is a member of the Zion Lutheran church.


FROM:
Compendium of History and Biography
of Polk County, Minnesota
Maj. R. I. Holcombe, Historical Editor
William H. Bingham, Feneral Editor
W. H. Bingham & Co.
Minneapolis 1916

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