Biography of Peter Gorr
Winona County, MN Biographies

PETER GORR, one of the earliest settlers of this vicinity, was born in Norton county, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1814. His parents were Jacob and Elizabeth Gorr, and farmers by pursuit. Peter grew up on the farm and received a common school education. His wife, to whom he was married in 1850, was Lucinda Norton, daughter of Theodore and Mary (Waters) Norton. She is a native of Pennsylvania. The same year they removed to De Kaib county. Illinois; the next they came to Winona county, settling near Homer. At this time there was but one family in the vicinity, that of George Clark. He first settled on Sec. 6. T. 107, IR. 6. In the spring of 1882 he moved to his present place. He is a democrat in politics.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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